2019 Draft Day Trades


Don’t Miss Out: Also see our masterful 2019 one-page summary with every team’s grade in ranked order along with a few words of NFL draft wisdom from your benevolent dictator.


NFC East
Dallas Cowboys – Three late picks are better than one
New York Giants – Gettleman overpaid to move up for Deandre Baker
Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles clipped their wings by trading up for Andre Dillard
Washington Redskins – A massive overpay by trading up for Montez Sweat

NFC North
Chicago Bears – Messing up the draft by trading away a valuable asset next year for a slightly better asset this year
Detroit Lions – The Lions roar with two solid draft day swaps
Green Bay Packers – The Packers got fleeced by trading up for Darnell Savage
Minnesota Vikings – The Vikes smartly traded down for a ton of lottery tickets

NFC South
Atlanta Falcons – Kaleb McGary needs to pay off or this is a disaster
Carolina Panthers – Greg Little had better come up “big” or else Carolina got the “short” end of the stick
New Orleans Saints – Erik McCoy had better become a Pro Bowler based on what NO paid to get him
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Two bites at the apple in the third are better than one

NFC West
Arizona Cardinals – Keeping Kyler Murray at No. 1 instead of trading down for more assets
Los Angeles Rams – When trading down too far becomes a bad thing
San Francisco 49ers – Low risk trades yield low reward picks
Seattle Seahawks – How trading down too much can cost you a shot at a Pro Bowler

AFC East
Buffalo Bills – It’s okay to trade up to get your guy!
Miami Dolphins – Winning the draft by getting an extra 2nd rounder next year!
New England Patriots – Lots of draft day trades, but very little value created
New York Jets – Giving up a little in the 4th for a lot in the 5th

AFC North
Baltimore Ravens – Continuing to live like kings on Trade Down Island!
Cincinnati Bengals – Finding value by trading down…then trading up
Cleveland Browns – Moving up to get a little Greedy (Williams)
Pittsburgh Steelers – Moving up for Devin Bush could be a disaster

AFC South
Houston Texans – You can’t pump oil if you don’t drill the wells!
Indianapolis Colts – How to trade down twice and still screw up
Jacksonville Jaguars – One step forward, one step back
Tennessee Titans – A perfectly safe, unsexy approach to making a trade

AFC West
Denver Broncos – Trading down for “mile high” value and getting an incredible “A” grade!
Kansas City Chiefs – It’s okay to sacrifice a 5th rounder to get your guy in the 2nd
Los Angeles Chargers – You don’t add value by not trading!
Oakland Raiders – Examining the Raiders brilliant overall draft day trade strategy


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