Patriots trade up in 2nd round, select Barmore from Alabama

BOSTON — (AP) — The New England Patriots traded up eight spots in the second round to select former Alabama defensive tackle Christian Barmore with the 38th pick of the NFL draft.

The Patriots swapped their second-round pick and two fourth rounders to Cincinnati for the shot to grab Barmore. Barmore played two seasons for the national champion Crimson Tide before declaring for the NFL draft and forgoing his final two college seasons.

New England is looking to build its defense as it attempts to retool following a disappointing season.