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Apr. 20, 2019 - Michael Stewart

2019 NFL Draft: Let's Make a Deal!

Introduction: The 2019 NFL draft is less than a week away and the rumor mill is swirling with many expecting a flurry of trades; especially in the 1st round. This is arguably the deepest draft in years; especially on the defensive side and a few teams desperately looking for their quarterback of the future. With that in mind, I believe we might see a trade between these teams in the 1st round of draft that could cause a rippling effect throughout the 1st round.

  • New York Jets and the Washington Redskins: The New York Jets have the 3rd overall pick in the draft and a total of 6 picks. However; they don’t have a 2nd round pick; which was packaged to move down three spots in last year’s draft to select quarterback Sam Darnold. Jets GM Mike Maccagnan has hinted of possibly trading back in the 1st round to restock picks; which would include a 2nd rounder. This will be a tough decision for Maccagnan as he would be losing out on selecting one of the top defensive players on the board in possibly Josh Allen and Quinnen Williams. The Washington Redskins have a total of 6 picks as well with their 1st round pick at #15. They traded for quarterback Case Keenum in the off season, but that is more of a short term solution and waiting for a top quarterback on their board to fall to them at 15 might be too risky. The Redskins would have to overpay to acquire the Jets 1st round pick as it’s valued at 2200 points. The Redskins could offer their 1st (1050 points) their 2nd (440 points) and most likely their 2020 1st round pick to even keep the Jets on the phone. If the Jets agreed, it would given them four picks in the top 100 and still be able to select a top defensive prospect in the 1st round such as Clelin Ferrell, Brian Burns, Christian Wilkens, Greedy Williams, or perhaps Rashan Gary and/or Montez Sweat could fall into their laps. Keep an eye on these two teams in the 1st round.
  • Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots: The Seattle Seahawks only have four picks in this draft; which is the lowest among all NFL teams. In contrast, the Patriots are tied with the most picks (12) with the New York Giants, so this seems like a good match for both teams. The Patriots have a history of trading either up or back in recent drafts and with speculations of them targeting certain prospects that may not be available at 32, it’s very possible that New England will look to move up. The Seahawks are sitting at #21 in the 1st round and do not have a 2nd round pick, so they could be interested in moving back to acquire additional picks. Seattle’s 1st round pick is worth 800 points, so it would probably cost the Patriots their 1st (590 points) and their 2nd (270 points) totaling 860 points to possibly get it done.  If both teams agree, the Patriots could target a Tight End with either T.J Hockenson or Noah Fant possibly available at #21. The Seahawks would still be able to select a quality player at #32 and able to select in the 2nd round. This could be a match made in heaven on Day 1 of the draft.

Final Thoughts: There could be other teams added into the mix as possible trading partners shown above such as the Miami Dolphins at 13 and the Cincinnati Bengals at 11 trading up or the Indianapolis Colts at 26 or the Houston Texans at 23 possibly trading back. Let’s not rule out the biggest dark horse in this draft and that’s the Oakland Raiders who have a total of 8 picks and 4 in the top 35. GM Mike Mayock and Head Coach Jon Gruden could shake up this draft if they decide to be creative. So sit back football fans and enjoy the show as the 2019 NFL will be one of the best in recent years.