Potential 2022 Draft Day Trades

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Every year we see a bevy of trades in the first round. Some years there are upwards of six or seven trades while in others there are two or three. With 32 different organizations valuing players differently and their own unique needs, trades happen often to capitalize on the market pushing players down further than they should go.

This draft class is no different. There are differing opinions at both the top of the class and throughout the top 50. The depth of this class resides from 15-50, but with a lot of teams picking in the back of the first round needing premium positions like receiver, we could see more trade-ups into the teens than in past years.

From the outset of the draft, I can see four different trades happening. Not all of these are likely to happen, especially with the Saints being featured on both ends of the spectrum. Still, these moves would help both teams involved.

Kansas City Chiefs: Alabama WR Jameson Williams

The Kansas City Chiefs trade picks 29 and 30 to the Houston Texans for pick 13.

The Chiefs decided to play the market instead of paying star wide receiver Tyreek Hill top dollar. They traded him to the Miami Dolphins for three picks in this year’s draft, including first- and second-round selections. Even though they signed JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdez-Scantling, there is still a hole at receiver. They can go any direction that they want but replacing the speed that Hill gives you is a best-case scenario.

This pick is set up to maximize the window the Chiefs currently have…


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