Apr 26, 2012 10:54 PM by Jordan Mason
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots have selected Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower with their second pick in the first round of the NFL draft.
The Patriots traded their own first-rounder, the No. 31 pick overall, to Denver along with a fourth-rounder for the No. 25 overall pick.
Hightower is 6-foot-4 and 260 pounds.
Earlier, the Patriots traded the No. 27 pick and a third-rounder to Cincinnati for the right to pick Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones.
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