Interesting Crable Nugget

I found this interesting.  Props to Mike Reiss on this one:

When the Patriots were on the clock with their first selection of the third round, 69th overall, they had settled on their draft choice. A team official phoned Michigan linebacker Shawn Crable and the connection was made. As Crable was about to be informed of the pick, the phone in the Patriots’ draft room rang. It was the Chargers, wondering if the 69th pick might be for sale — in exchange for a 2009 second-rounder and a 2008 fifth-rounder. The Patriots quickly processed the information and told Crable they were still interested in him and hoped he might be available with their next third-round pick (No. 78), but something had come up with a trade. They wished him well, wondering if they’d be speaking again. Nine picks later, the Patriots rang Crable’s phone again — this time to pick him officially.

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