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6 Rd. 1 Trades that make Sense. Jets in 2 of them


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The first round of the NFL draft is the most exciting off-field event on the American sports calendar, thanks in no small part to the buzz generated by trades.

There is palpable anticipation whenever NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell states that an unexpected team is on the clock. Over the past decade, an average of six trades involving first-round picks have occurred, either on Thursday night or in the weeks leading up to the draft. Last year, the 49ers, Eagles and Dolphins worked picks-for-picks deals in late March instead of having to agree to terms during the event.

Two or three of these trades usually involve a team moving up for a quarterback. This year's group of signal-callers is not given as much credit as it deserves, but there is enough demand for young talent at the position that one or two clubs may decide to leapfrog others to get "their guy."

Here are six trades I could see happening involving Round 1 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft between now and the end of Day 1 in Las Vegas.

Seattle Seahawks

TRADE WITH 

New York Giants

Seahawks receive:

No. 5 overall pick (Round 1)

 

Giants receive:

No. 9 overall (Round 1

No. 72 overall (Round 3)

No. 145 overall (Round 5, from DET via DEN)

 

If the Seahawks are not interested in acquiring the disgruntled and displaced Baker Mayfield from Cleveland to replace the departed Russell Wilson, they need to come away with one of the top quarterbacks in this draft. Malik Willis (who boasts playmaking ability), Matt Corral (who has a lightning-quick release) or Kenny Pickett or Desmond Ridder (both steady performers) must be on their radar.

 

Seattle could move into the top three to select one of those quarterbacks, given the past proclivity shown by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll for trading future assets to acquire a valued player; just two years ago, the team coughed up a package for former Jets safety Jamal Adams that featured multiple first-rounders, including the Seahawks' original first-round choice this year. I'll conservatively project, however, that they instead give up two mid-to-late round selections (in addition to the ninth overall pick, secured from Denver via the Wilson trade) to jump ahead of two other teams looking for young passers: Carolina (which possess the sixth overall selection) and Atlanta (eighth). These two franchises are aware of this possibility, as well, so don't be surprised if one of them leaps into the top three to prevent being leapfrogged.

 

The Giants would surely love to move down within the top 10 and grab future picks to continue building out their roster under new GM Joe Schoen and coach Brian Daboll. They could add an offensive lineman like Ikem "Ickey" Ekwonu with the seventh overall pick (acquired from the Bears last year) or use both the seventh andthe ninth overall picks to double up on defense, selecting cornerback Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, safety Kyle Hamilton and/or edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux.

Philadelphia Eagles

TRADE WITH 

New York Jets

UPDATE: The Eagles have agreed to a trade with the Saints that will send two 2022 first-round picks (No. 16 and 19) and a 2022 sixth-round pick (194) to New Orleans in exchange for a 2022 first-round selection (No. 18), a third-round pick (101) and a seventh-round selection (237), as well as a 2023 first-rounder and a 2024 second-rounder. 

 

Eagles receive:

No. 10 overall (Round 1)

 

Jets receive:

No. 15 overall (Round 1)

No. 83 overall (Round 3)

No. 154 overall (Round 5, from WAS)

 

The Eagles aren't necessarily out of the quarterback market, either. Jalen Hurts performed well at times last season, but they wouldn't be the first team to back their quarterback in the offseason, then selected a young passer in April.

 

If Hurts really is Philly's guy for 2022 and beyond, though, I suspect GM Howie Roseman will make some moves using his three first-round picks (Nos. 15, 16 and 19), whether that means moving up or down. Jumping into the top 10 for athletic, massive defensive tackle Jordan Davis, who could bolster a porous run defense, is one option. Snatching one of the top two cornerbacks (Gardner, Derek Stingley), a receiver (Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Jameson Williams) or an edge rusher (Thibodeaux, Jermaine Johnson) could also be on their minds.

 

The Jets are in a great position to select an elite prospect with the fourth overall selection, then trade down a few spots from their second first-rounder (the 10th overall choice, gained in the Adams trade to Seattle), allowing them to land another quality player while acquiring more selections. They could require the Eagles to hand over a second- and/or fourth-round pick in next year's draft instead of taking later picks this year; there is typically a one-round premium for pushing off compensation into the future.

 

New York Jets

TRADE WITH 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jets receive:

No. 27 overall (Round 1)

 

Buccaneers receive:

No. 35 overall (Round 2)

No. 111 overall (Round 4, from CAR)

No. 146 overall (Round 5)

 

The Jets have two early second-round selections (Nos. 35 and 38) as a result of last year's trade of Sam Darnold to the Panthers. If they also move out of the top 10, as described above, they'll be in a prime position to move back into the bottom of the first round for a third Day 1 choice.

 

Their target will depend upon whom they select earlier in the draft. The Jets have several needs to address -- they (and their fans) would be thrilled to pick up an edge rusher, receiver and cornerback in the first round. They could also value linebacker Devin Lloyd with an early pick, or they could use this trade to acquire Nakobe Dean. There will be competition for available players at those spots late in the first round, however, so GM Joe Douglas likely can't sit back and wait until Friday if there's a particular prospect he covets.

 

The return of Tom Brady for another season will enable the Buccaneers to build strength throughout the roster in this draft in anticipation of finding a new passer in 2023. GM Jason Licht and new coach Todd Bowles can add youth on the offensive and defensive lines in the second round (with players like guard Kenyon Greenor 5-technique Logan Hall) while, with this move, adding two Day 3 picks to help make up for the fifth- and sixth-rounders that were previously lost in past trades, setting up the next quarterback (whomever that might be) to succeed in the future.

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9 minutes ago, jago said:

the two ny tradedowns look like giveaways.
trade up into R1 for the extra year control looks worthy if a target is there.

Pick 10 = 1300 value points

Pick 15 = 1050 value points 

pick 83 = 175 value points 

Pick 237 = 1 value point.                                    
Your  not going to get crazy returns this year  

 

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2 minutes ago, 32EBoozer said:

Pick 10 = 1300 value points

Pick 15 = 1050 value points 

pick 83 = 175 value points 

Pick 237 = 1 value point.                                    
Your  not going to get crazy returns this year  

 

That is simply not worth it, if a team is trading up they want a player, they have to at least hit the draft value chart.  

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6 minutes ago, CanadienJetsFan said:

I think Pittsburgh moving up to pick a QB is a possibility but whether they deal with us remains to be seen.

It's possible they'll move up for a QB but I agree with you that it's questionable if it'll be a trade with us.  I'm sure we're not the only team who would be happy to move down in this draft.

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