is reporting that the Patriots have talked to the Seahawks about moving up to #12 in today's first round of the NFL Draft.

The New England Patriots have inquired with the Seattle Seahawks to see what it would take to move up to the No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, sources with direct knowledge of the situation said Thursday.

The Patriots have the No. 27 and No. 31 overall picks in the first round.

NFL Network draft expert Mike Maycock has the Patriots targeting USC defensive lineman Nick Perry and Notre Dame free safety Harrison Smith.

Mayock predicts the Seahawks will select North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples at No. 12, with Alabama strong safety Mark Barron and LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers being available around the time of Seattle’s current pick.

The NFL Draft will take place starting today with the first round starting at 5pm Pacific time.

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