NFL Traded Draft Selections 2022 – Updated

NFL Traded Draft Selections

  Updated Dec 15, 2021

     NFL Trading Deadline – Nov. 2 , 2021  4 pm – est

2022 Trading Period starts March 16, 2022 thru Nov. 2022

NFL Draft 2022 Selections

First Round
NY Jets from Seattle – FS Jamal Adams
Detroit from LA Rams – QB Matt Stafford
Miami from San Francisco – pre-draft trade
Philadelphia from Miami – pre-draft trade
NY Giants from Chicago – QB Justin Fields
Philadelphia from Indianapolis – QB Carson Wentz

Second Round
NY Jets from Carolina – QB Sam Darnold
Atlanta from Tennessee – WR Julio Jones
Denver from LA Rams – LB Von Miller

Third Round
LA Rams comp pick – minority hiring policy: Brad Holmes/Detroit GM
Miami comp pick San Fran received when Jets hired Robert Saleh as HC
New Orleans comp pick – minority hiring policy: Terry Fontenot/Atlanta GM
Baltimore comp pick – minority hiring policy: David Culley/Houston HC
NY Giants from Miami – 2021 draft day trade
Houston from New Orleans – CB Bradley Roby
Jacksonville from Carolina – CB C.J. Henderson
Denver from LA Rams – LB Von Miller

Fourth Round
Houston from LA Rams – WR Brandin Cooks
Seattle from NY Jets – FS Jamal Adams
NY Jets from Carolina – QB Sam Darnold
NY Giants from Chicago – QB Justin Fields
Carolina from Houston – 2021 draft trade
Cleveland from Detroit – 2021 draft trade
Miami from Pittsburgh – 2021 draft trade
Baltimore from Arizona – 2021 draft trade
NY Jets from Minnesota – TE Chris Herndon
Baltimore from NY Giants – OG Ben Bredeson

Fifth Round
Jacksonville – conditional from Minnesota – DE Yannick Ngakoue, escalates to a #4 if the player makes the Pro Bowl or a #3 if the player makes the Pro Bowl and the team wins the Super Bowl
Minnesota – conditional from Baltimore – DE Yannick Ngakoue
Philadelphia from Washington – 6th & 7th picks in 2021
NY Jets from Pittsburgh – LB Avery Williamson
Las Vegas from New England – OT Trent Brown
Baltimore from KC – OT Orlando Brown
Denver from Detroit – WR Trinity Benson
NY Giants from Baltimore – OG Ben Bredeson
Chicago from Houston – WR Anthony Miller
Carolina from Jacksonville – CB C.J. Henderson
Philadelphia from Arizona – TE Zach Ertz

Sixth Round
NY Jets from Tampa Bay – NT Steve McLendon
Houston from San Fran thru NY Jets – LB Jordan Willis/DE Shaq Lawson
Kansas City from Baltimore – OT Orlando Brown
Minnesota from Kansas City – CB Mike Hughes
Houston from Green Bay – WR Randall Cobb
Jacksonville from Pittsburgh – LB Joe Schobert
Carolina from Las Vegas – LB Denzel Perryman
Jacksonville from Philadelphia – QB Gardner Minshew
Baltimore from Miami – C/G Greg Mancz
Buffalo from Carolina – DE Darryl Johnson
San Francisco from Denver – LB Jonas Griffith
Philadelphia from Indianapolis – G/T Matt Pryor
Minnesota from NY Jets – TE Chris Herndon
Jacksonville from Seattle – CB Sidney Jones
New England from LA Rams – RB Sony Michel
Pittsburgh from Kansas City – OLB Melvin Ingram
Denver from Philadelphia – CB Kary Vincent

Seventh Round
Detroit gets higher of Lions-Cleveland 7th round picks – QB David Blough
New England from Las Vegas – OT Trent Brown
LA Rams from Miami – CB Aqib Talib
Pittsburgh from NY Jets – LB Avery Williamson
Miami from New England – WR Isaiah Ford
Miami from Tennessee – OT Isaiah Wilson
Carolina from Miami – OT Greg Little/pick will be higher of the #7s Miami received from New England & Tennessee
Miami from Houston thru New England and Baltimore – TE Ryan Izzo/CB Shaun Wade/C/G Greg Mancz)
Jacksonville a conditional pick from Baltimore – TE Josh Oliver
Kansas City from Minnesota – CB Mike Hughes
Green Bay from Houston – CB Ka’dar Hollman
Las Vegas from Carolina – LB Denzel Perryman
Denver from San Fran – LB Jonas Griffith
Denver from Detroit – WR Trinity Benson
Cincinnati a conditional pick from NY Giants – OG Billy Price
Indianapolis from Philadelphia – G/T Matt Pryor
Kansas City from New England – G/T Yasir Durant
Houston from Chicago – WR Anthony Miller
Buffalo from Atlanta – TE Lee Smith
Minnesota from Denver – LB Stephen Weatherly

Conditional Pick
Houston from San Fran – DE Charles Omenihu

Player Trade
Kansas City trades OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to NY Jets for TE Dan Brown

2023 NFL Draft Selections

First Round
Detroit from LA Rams – QB Matt Stafford
Miami from San Francisco – 2021 Trade

Fourth Round
Atlanta from Tennessee – WR Julio Jones
New England from the LA Rams – RB Sony Michel

Fifth Round
Baltimore from New England – CB Shaun Wade
Seattle from Pittsburgh – CB Ahkello Witherspoon

Sixth Round
Jacksonville from Philadelphia – CB Josiah Scott
Tennessee from Atlanta – WR Julio Jones
Houston from NY Giants – CB/ST Keion Crossen
Detroit from Denver – WR Trinity Benson
LA Rams from Green Bay – P Corey Bojorquez
Houston a conditional pick from New Orleans – CB Bradley Roby
Miami from Chicago – WR/PR Jakeem Grant
New England from Carolona – CB Stephon Gilmore

Seventh Round
Tampa Bay from NY Jets – NT Steve McLendon
Carolina a conditional pick from Buffalo – LB Andre Smith
LA Rams from Detroit – DT Michael Brockers
San Francisco from Denver – LB Jonas Griffith
NY Giants from Baltimore – OG Ben Bredeson
Green Bay from LA Rams – P Corey Bojorquez
Minnesota from Denver – LB Stephen Weatherly

2024 NFL Draft Selections
Sixth Round
Rams from Denver – LB Kenny Young

Seventh Round
Denver from Rams – LB Kenny Young
Houston from New Orleans – RB Mark Ingram




Chiefs Ravens Trade Changes Top Choices – NFL Team Report – Chiefs Update

NFL Team Report 2021 – Kansas City Chiefs Update
Chiefs Ravens Trade Changes Top 100 Selections

The Ravens pulled off a recent major trade with the Chiefs dealing OT Orlando Brown for the KC #1, #3 and #4 picks and another future late choice. Baltimore now will have two #1 picks while surrendering their #2 and #6 picks along with the massive Brown. Ravens will most likely address the offensive line early and probably with one of their two top selections. The Chiefs addressed their huge problem at tackle with both veteran starters Fisher and Schwartz unsigned and recovering from health issues. Both the Chiefs and Ravens have a few openings along the line and it becomes one of their highest need areas and possibly with a few early draft choices.

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 Kansas City Chiefs – 14-2 – Head Coach Andy Reid – 9th Year

         Key Team Needs:  1. OT       2. CB      3. Edge      4. DT       5. C
               2nd Round Picks – (2) #58 & #63 selections – 6 total picks

 1. Offensive Tackle – The Chiefs will most likely draft into a strong tackle class early and probably with one of their two #2 picks. They released starters, Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz this offseason. Schwartz is coming off back surgery and may return later in the year if healthy. They liked Samuel Cosmi and Liam Eichenberg very much and would consider trading up to select either developed lineman. They may need a developed tackles and could land one with their 6 selections. They like Walker Little very much in the 2nd round.

2. Cornerback – The Chiefs’ secondary has little depth and did not resign vet corner Bashaud Breeland. The secondary could be addressed twice among their top selections. They like corners Kelvin Joseph, Asante Samuel or Aaron Robinson in the late 2nd round. Samuel is a top nickel and a defender needed in that role. Look for two quality picks here to improve their changing defense.

3. Edge Defenders/ Linebacker – The Chiefs’ lost veterans, LB Damien Wilson and DE Tanoh Kpassagnon in FA. They like young edge defenders, Zaven Collins, Joseph Ossai and Ronnie Perkins and any would be good fits in the first two round area. They have only marginal backups in place and could use a quality outside LB with starting talent.

        Chiefs – Short List Players

 1st Round – No pick

 2nd Day Prospects
  2nd Round – (2) #58 & #63
Walker Little                          OT           Stanford
Joseph Ossai                        LB           Texas
Dyami Brown                        WR          North Carolina
Ronnie Perkins                     DE          Oklahoma
Aaron Robinson                   CB          Central Florida
Brady Christensen               OT           Brigham Young
Tyson Campbell                  CB          Georgia
Jackson Carman                 OT           Clemson

 3rd Round – no pick

Insiders’ Insights

The Chiefs won the AFC West title for the fifth consecutive season and rode the powerful arm of former top pick Patrick Mahomes back to the Super Bowl. They lost to the Bucs struggling behind an injury riddled offensive line. Mahomes was not able to overcome a weak front line. HC Andy Reid has guided this roster well and they remain a threat for the NFL title. They were once again among the best air attacks and highest scoring teams in the league. Their defense was improved under DC Steve Spagnuolo behind vets Chris Jones, Frank Clark and Tyrann Mathieu. They need to address the secondary with a major problem at corner. They need to draft into the deep cornerback group and like several corners with their top picks. They want a three down linebacker and have earmarked a few for the early rounds. They like Pete Werner on the 2nd day of the process. They have 6 selections and with probably make multiple picks along the offensive line and at cornerback. In free agency, they signed guards Joe Thuney and Kyle Long to solidify the interior. The offensive tackle spot is the highest priority and they could entertain moving up for the right player. They resigned WR Damarcus Roberson and offensive linemen, Mike Remmers and center Austin Blythe. On defense, they resigned safety Daniel Sorenson and DE Taco Charlton and then signed DT Jarran Reed in the FA market. This class needs to also fill defensive positions immediately if they expect to defend their AFC West title.

 2nd Round Pick – Walker Little – Tough athletic tackle would be a fine addition for this changing line.
   Alternate Pick – Aaron Robinson – Seasoned cover man has performed well in big time games.
2nd Round Pick – Dyami Brown – Athletic receiver would be a fine addition for this explosive offense.
  Alternate Pick – Brady Christensen – Rising tackle has graded high in big time games.




NFL Team Report 2021 Updated – Baltimore Ravens

Ravens – Chiefs Trade Changes Late First Round Selections

The Ravens pulled off a recent major trade with the Chiefs dealing OT Orlando Brown for the KC #1, #3 and #4 picks and another future late choice. Baltimore now will have two #1 picks while surrendering their #2 and #6 picks along with the massive Brown. Ravens will most likely address the offensive line early and probably with one of their two top selections. The Chiefs addressed their huge problem at tackle with both veteran starters Fisher and Schwartz unsigned and recovering from health issues. Ravens have a few openings along the line and it becomes their highest need area and possibly with a few early draft choices.

AFC North

       Baltimore Ravens – 11-5 – Head Coach John Harbaugh – 14th Year

         Key Team Needs:  1. OL      2. WR     3. LB     4. DL      5. TE
          1st Round Pick – (2)  #27 & #31 selections – 9 total picks 

  1. Offensive Line The Ravens’ signed veteran guard Kevin Zeitler to a three-year contract. They have had problems on the interior in recent years. Center is a huge void inside and starter Matt Skura left in FA. They look to add quality interior linemen with both center and guard important. They have weak depth and need to address this unit by the middle rounds. They like a few tackles, Teven Jenkins and Liam Eichenberg in the late first and both are NFL ready to fill the right tackle position. OL Alex Leatherwood is a prospect they like and feel he can line up at both tackle and guard and a possibility. They also like centers Landon Dickerson or Creed Humphrey in the 1st round. They will consider guards Wyatt Davis and Trey Smith on the 2nd day.

 2. Wide Receiver – The Ravens have had major issues at this position with aging veterans and yearly turnover. They signed Sammy Watkins to a one-year deal. He is a player who got buried in the Chiefs potent passing game and struggled with career injuries. He could be a major surprise here. Young vets, Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin show interesting promise. They will consider Kadarius Toney and Terrace Marshall with a late first round pick. They also like Amari Rodgers and Dyami Brown in the 3rd round. Both are high-quality athletes who shows impact ability and good after the catch ability. They will most likely address this position at least once and probably early in the process.

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 3. Linebacker – The Ravens resigned many veteran defensive players including Tyus Bowser. They lost edge rusher Matt Judon in FA and he leaves a huge void. They are looking for a difference maker off the edge with three down versatility. They will probably consider LBers, Azeez Ojulari and Zaven Collins. Both would be good fits here. Collins is a natural here and a kid with a big upside going forward. They like Joseph Ossai, a three-down defender with playmaking ability. They look to young LBers to continue to develop.

   Ravens – Short List Players

1st Round Prospects (2) – #27 & #31
Teven Jenkins                     OT           Oklahoma State
Kadarius Toney                   WR          Florida
Liam Eichenberg                OT           Notre Dame
Zaven Collins                      LB           Tulsa
Azeez Ojulari                       LB           Georgia
Terrace Marshall                 WR          LSU
 
2nd Day Prospects  
2nd Round  – No pick
 
3rd Round (2) – #94 & #104
Amari Rodgers                    WR          Clemson
Rashad Weaver                   DE          Pittsburgh
Jackson Carman                 OT           Clemson
Quincy Roche                      OLB        Miami
Ihmir Smith-Marsette       WR          Iowa
Josh Myers                           C             Ohio State

Insiders’ Insights

The Ravens’ finished 2nd in the AFC North with a 11-5 record behind star QB Lamar Jackson. The Ravens led the league in rushing, but finished dead last in the passing game. Jackson is a magical athlete, though his passing from the pocket is still inconsistent. He is the best dual threat in the game. His season ended abruptly in the postseason with another loss. His scrambling ability plus rookie JK Dobbins helped the Ravens lead the league in rushing. They will continue to build around Jackson with both line and skill positions being key areas. Their front office continues to be one of the best in the league under the direction of GM Eric DeCosta who gets consistently good value for his selections. He is one of the most astute talent evaluators in the NFL and has built the Ravens’ culture. They need a strong class this spring to compete in the tough North division. They will consider the offensive line early with both tackle and interior positions major need areas. They look to improve their pass pressure with new rushers and like Collins very much. They will probably address the front seven mainly on the edges a few times among their selections. They have had the willingness to move up and back in the early rounds for the right prospect. They usually address need and value very well and effectively.

1st Round Pick – Teven Jenkins – Physical right tackle would be great fit, though currently out of reach at #27.
Alternate Pick – Liam Eichenberg – Tough technician would give them Irish bookend tackles.
 1st Round Pick – Zaven Collins – Athletic versatile LB would be a great addition behind their tough front line.
Alternate Pick – Terrace Marshall – Tough possession receiver fits in here very well.




NFL Team Report 2021 – Philadelphia Eagles

          NFL Team Report 2021 – Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles – 9-7 – Head Coach Nick Sirianni – 1st Year

        Key Team Needs:  1. CB        2. LB         3. WR         4. DE       5. OL       
             1st Round Pick – 12th selection – 11 total picks

1. Cornerback – The Eagles traded for vet Darius Slay two years ago. They lost Jalen Mills and Nickell Robey-Coleman remains unsigned in FA. They have little depth here and could entertain a prospect early. They will consider Patrick Surtain or Jaycee Horn in the first round. They like Eric Stokes and Shaun Wade on the 2nd day. They could address corner twice with little depth behind starters. Expect a starting nickel type in the middle rounds like Kary Vincent or Ambry Thomas there. They also need a safety and like Jevon Holland and Caden Sterns in the 2nd round.

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  1. Linebacker – They received little impact here and will look to add a starter with one of their four top 84 selections. They need unproven young talent to step up after some losses. With their top pick, they like versatile LB Micah Parsons. He is a three-down defender for multiple roles. They also like Pete Werner and Chazz Surratt on the 2nd day.
  1. Wide Receiver – The Eagles parted ways with veteran wideouts, Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. They drafted Jalen Reagor in the 1st round last year with mixed results. Veteran TE Zach Ertz may part in a trade while young Dallas Goedert is a quality #1 player. They could entertain a few receivers early after no additions in FA. They like Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle in the first and Rashod Bateman and Nico Collins on the 2nd day. Hoping to add playmakers here with at least one early choice and maybe two top 100 choices here.

  Eagles – Short List Players
1st Round Prospects
Patrick Surtain                     CB          Alabama
DeVonta Smith                    WR          Alabama
Jaycee Horn                        CB          South Carolina
Micah Parsons                    LB           Penn State
 
2nd Day Prospects  
   2nd Round
Eric Stokes                           CB          Georgia
Rashod Bateman               WR          Minnesota
Jevon Holland                     S             Oregon
Alex Leatherwood              OG          Alabama
 
 3rd Round – #70 & #84
Shaun Wade                      CB          Ohio State
Alim McNeill                       DT           North Carolina State
Caden Sterns                     S             Texas
Nico Collins                        WR          Michigan
Dylan Moses                      ILB          Alabama
Ifeatu Melifonwu                CB          Syracuse
Dyami Brown                     WR          North Carolina
Jackson Carman               OT           Clemson
 
Insiders’ Insights 
The Eagles fell to the NFC East basement with a weak 4-11-1 record, including quitting during big late season games. They traded starting QB Carson Wentz after another injury riddle season with young Jalen Hurts getting the starting assignment. He was average working in the fragmented offense behind an injury battered line. They have relied on a strong committee ground game that has been very effective. Their recent draft classes have been weak with Wentz falling from grace after struggling to stay healthy. They need more production from the skill positions and look to draft into this amazing class and land a quality receiver. They have no depth there. They could address this area twice among their first three picks. They like Smith and Waddle very much. They hope to draft into the strong group of cornerbacks and like blue chip defenders Surtain and Horn. They want to add a starting LBer and safety and will press to move up within the top rounds. They love LB Jamin Davis and safety Jevon Holland. Davis has moved into the late first. They like Pete Werner and Dylan Moses in the 3rd round. They could address the secondary with a few top selections and look to add both a safety and corner. They hope to draft into the good safety class and may use their 2nd round pick there. They will consider edge rushers thru the middle rounds. Look for possibly additional trades for future draft picks as bait to move up in the early rounds.

 1st Round Pick – Patrick Surtain – Well-rounded cover man would be an impact weapon here.
Alternate Pick – Jaycee Horn – Savvy corner fits well and can provide an immediate starter and leader.




Pro Days Continue With QBs, Justin Fields and Trey Lance on Schedule

Pro Days Added for QBs, Justin Fields & Trey Lance

QB Justin Fields will throw today again for NFL teams at Ohio State’s second pro day. It gets another chance to showcase his talent in front of scouts with a number of teams in the top half of the first round present. Fields will perform in front of the San Francisco 49ers who have the 3rd pick overall at this month’s draft, in addition to the Falcons, Panthers and Broncos, all holding top ten selections. The Patriots will be in attendance and may inquire about moving into the top ten selections for a young passer.

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49ers’ G.M. John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan will be there after they missed Fields’ first pro day on March 30th to attend Mac Jones’ pro day performance at Alabama’s pro day. The Patriots’ HC Bill Belichick also missed Field’s first workout at the Bama Pro Day and could be present today.

All the interested teams will probably commit to attending Trey Lance’s workout at North Dakota State’s second pro day on Monday, April 19th. He performed well on his first pro day on March 12th. Both Fields and Lance are marginal top five selections according to the team’s system and coaching staffs. Each QB hopes to leave a last late impression after other prospects Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Mac Jones all performed very well in their scripted drills that improved their stock.

LSU linebacker Jabril Cox will also have a late pro day on Monday April 26th. He missed the Tigers’ pro day on March 31th due to hamstring tightness which kept him sidelined. Cox started his college career at North Dakota State before transferring to Baton Rouge for the 2020 season. He played well and handled the SEC competition weekly. He is a rangy defender who has agility, speed and range to be a coverage backer in the NFL. At 6’3” and 232 pounds, he has the frame to put on weight and has shown he can take on tight ends at the line and in space.




First Round Mock Draft 2021 – 4.0

First Round Mock Draft 2021 – 4.0

#  /       Team /            Player /     Pos /     School
First Round

1 Jacksonville               * Trevor Lawrence         QB 6-6, 225 Clemson
HC Urban Meyer only came for a generational starting QB.

2 NY Jets                      * Zach Wilson                QB 6-3, 215 Brigham Young
Jets hoping to move starter QB Sam Darnold and turn the page with new leader.

3 San Fran (Hous-Miami) * Mac Jones               QB 6-3, 215 Alabama
49ers traded the ranch for this pick that may define the club over next decade.

4 Atlanta                       * Trey Lance                 QB 6-4, 225 North Dakota St
Falcons looking to add high quality starter and Lance fits perfectly sitting behind vet Matt Ryan.

5 Cincinnati                   * Penei Sewell               OT 6-6, 325 Oregon
Bengals don’t hesitate if this blue-chip tackle is on the board.

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6 Miami (Philadelphia)    * Kyle Pitts                    TE 6-6, 245 Florida
Dolphins need playmakers and Pitts is versatile and toughest receiver to cover in this class.

7 Detroit                       * Ja’Marr Chase            WR 6-1, 210 LSU
Lions lost two starters here and need a rookie starter with big play talent.

8 Carolina                     * Justin Fields               QB 6-3, 225 Ohio St
Panthers will attempt to move up but must get a starting QB to take the next step.

9 Denver                       * Micah Parsons            LB 6-3, 245 Penn State
Impact defender would give this unit new life.

10 Dallas                      Rashawn Slater             OT 6-4, 315 Northwestern
Cowboys debating lineman or corner here.

11 NY Giants                * Gregory Rousseau     DE 6-7, 265 Miami
GMen need an edge rusher to challenge for the NFC East.

12 Phil (San Fran-Miami) * Patrick Surtain          CB 6-1, 205 Alabama
Eagles have a lot of needs, yet Surtain is an early plug and play cover man.

13 LA Chargers             * Jaylen Waddle            WR 5-10, 185 Alabama
The Bolts need to give young passer Herbert a big play threat.

14 Minnesota                DeVonta Smith              WR 6-1, 170 Alabama
Vikings looking to add weapons in this class.

15 New England            * Christian Darrisaw       OT 6-5, 315 Virginia Tech
Patriots looking to protect Cam Newton better and a top flight blocker helps here.

16 Arizona                    * Jaycee Horn               CB 6-1, 205 South Carolina
Cards need a cover man after losing vet Patrick Peterson.

17 Las Vegas                * Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB 6-2, 220 Notre Dame
Raiders looking to add perimeter speed and JOK is a hybrid blue chip backer.

18 Miami                       Kwity Paye                   DE 6-4, 270 Michigan
Dolphins sustained LB losses in FA and Paye gives them a versatile edge playmaker.

19 Washington              * Alijah Vera-Tucker       OT 6-4, 310 Southern Cal
WFT looking to address offense early and this blocker carries an early starting grade.

20 Chicago                   * Caleb Farley               CB 6-2, 205 Virginia Tech
Bears need cover men and Farley is a blue-chip prospect and early NFL starter.

21 Indianapolis              * Jaelan Phillips             DE 6-5, 265 Miami
Colts looking to improve pass rush and Phillips brings the juice.

22 Tennessee                * Greg Newsome           CB 6-1, 190 Northwestern
Titans’ coverage is weak and will undergo major changes.

23 NY Jets (Seattle)       Teven Jenkins               OT 6-5, 320 Oklahoma St
Jets looking to protect the right edge better and Jenkins can start as a rookie here.

24 Pittsburgh                Najee Harris                  RB 6-2, 230 Alabama
Steelers need a beast and Harris is the ideal fit in Steel City.

25 Jacksonville (Rams) Travis Etienne               RB 5-10, 205 Clemson
Jaguars will build around Lawrence early in his career for him to succeed.

26 Cleveland                 * Rashod Bateman        WR 6-2, 210 Minnesota
Browns give QB Mayfield another weapon.

27 Baltimore                 Kadarius Toney             WR 5-11, 195 Florida
Ravens probably add a wideout early to open this offense.

28 New Orleans             Aaron Robinson            CB 6-1, 195 Central Florida
Saints looking to add a quality cover man early in the process.

29 Green Bay                * Jalen Mayfield             OT 6-5, 325 Michigan
Packers better start building a strong cast around Rodgers.

30 Buffalo                    * Joe Tryon                  LB 6-5, 260 Washington
Bills looking a land an edge playmaker and could pull the trigger in the first round.

31 Kansas City             * Zaven Collins              LB 6-4, 260 Tulsa
Chiefs lack impact off the edge and Collins could be a rookie starter here.

32 Tampa Bay              * Azeez Ojulari              LB 6-3, 240 Georgia
Bucs loading cannon to repeat and another edge rusher would be great addition.

 




Blockbuster Trades Shake up the Top Picks of the First Round

Blockbuster Trades Shake up the First Round

 49ers, Dolphins and Eagles Move in the Top 12 Selections

The peak of the Pro Day workout schedules continues with a few major trades recently during the height of the workout season that shuffled the top draft selections. The Dolphins set off the shift when they traded the 3rd overall selection to the 49ers who held the 12th overall selection for multiple addition future #1 draft choices. The Dolphins then traded the newly acquired 12th overall pick for the Eagles first round choice, the 6th overall selection. The Dolphins surrendered one of the #1 picks they received from the 49ers to land the 6th overall pick.

These moves were key statements about the teams involved – namely that the Dolphins and Eagles have decided to past on the top 3-4 QB prospects. The major trades were completed within minutes of each other with the Dolphins and Eagles transaction discussed over the past two weeks. Both trades transpired as the BYU pro day just began. BYU QB Zach Wilson had a very impressive workout and most likely solidified the 2nd overall selection behind generational QB Trevor Lawrence. With the 49ers at #3 selection, they will likely choose between Marc Jones, Justin Fields or Trey Lance. QBs could fall in the first four selection with the Falcons at #4 in the market for a QB and either Jones, Fields or Lance high on their list. The top 4 QB prospects could come off the board in the top four selections with the 5th prospect not out of the question of going in the top 10 choices or higher.

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The Dolphins reset at the 6th overall pick and will most likely get a one of the top three non QB prospects. The 49ers are basically saying they love the top 3 QBs and were willing to pay the price – three #1 selections over the next three drafts. Do not rule out the 49ers moving up one spot with the Jets if the price is not outrageous. The Falcons also could be interested in moving up if the #4 QB is not as high as their 2nd or 3rd prospect.

Jets hold the #2 overall pick and have been debating using for their new starting QB (Z Wilson) or trading QB Sam Darnold in deals with the Seahawks for starters, Russell Wilson or Texans Deshaun Watson. Seattle is still a possibility with HC Pete Carroll interested with long ties to USC and liking Darnold as a reclamation project for the right deal. The Texans will most likely have a difficult time trading Watson at this time with the recent claims of multiple abuse incidents still pending. In addition, the NFL office could suspend Watson if specific charges including abuses prior to an expected long court battle. Teams still interested in moving up for a top QB would be the Panthers and Broncos along with the Lions being a surprise bidder.

The pro days of 2021 have become more elaborate due to the cancellation of the NF Combine in February because of the ongoing Pandemic. Pro day drills have been very inclusive for NFL personnel men to get the broadest view of a prospect in March and April with the most update information related to his physical skills and in person scouting.




Top Prospects Featured in Upcoming Pro Day TV Workouts

Pro Day Workouts 2021 – Top Prospects Featured at Bama, Ohio St, Penn St, Notre Dame, BYU, USC and Florida in Coming Weeks

Top Prospects Featured in Upcoming Pro Day TV Workouts

With the NFL Combine 2021 cancelled this year, the Pro Days have become more important than ever. NFL scouts, coaches and general managers continue to canvas the country to prepare for the NFL Draft. College pro days have become more extensive in their drills to replicate the standard drills at the annual NFL Combine. Clubs have trying to get the most updated information on prospects with so many players having the short playing resumes collectively that makes this draft a risky selection process.

NFL teams will attend college campuses this offseason to catchup on prospects with back film work, in addition to  workouts, interviews and medical updates. Draft Insiders’ staff will attend many college Pro Days. We did attend several spring football drills last year scouting upcoming prospects along with interviewing many coaches.

Many of the top prospects will workout over the next few weeks that will probably have a huge impact of the early rounds this April. This updated schedule is expanded and updated schedule that will be fluid according to the Pandemic situation and college settings.

Pro Days 2021
        Updated March 22

March 22
Air Force
Bowling Green
Colorado
Colorado State
Florida State
Iowa
Missouri
Toledo

March 23
Alabama – Pro Day televised
Central Michigan
Iowa State
Nebraska
Purdue

March 24
Michigan State
Mississippi State
South Carolina
Southern California – Pro Day televised
Virginia

March 25
Georgia Southern
Liberty
Mississippi
North Texas
Penn State
San Diego State
SMU
Tennessee
Western Michigan
UMass

March 26
Boston College
BYU – Pro Day televised
Michigan
South Dakota State
South Dakota
Virginia Tech

March 29
Arizona State
Duke
Louisiana
Miami (Oh)
Miami
North Carolina
Washington State

March 30
Alabama – Pro Day televised
East Carolina
Florida Atlantic
Louisville
NC State
Ohio State – Pro Day televised
Texas A&M
Tulane
Washington

March 31
Baylor
Boise State
Florida
Kentucky
LSU
Notre Dame
Wake Forest

April

April 1
Appalachian State
Central Florida
Charlotte
Minnesota
Oklahoma State
Oregon State
South Florida
Western Kentucky

April 2
Indiana
Oregon
Tulsa

April 7
Texas Tech

April 9
Alabama-Birmingham
Ball State
Houston
Rice

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NFL Free Agency 2021 – Top 100 Players

NFL Free Agency 2021 – Top 100 Players

          Free Agents – Unrestricted & ‘Street’ – 

                            Trades and Signings To be Announced March 17th

   Top 100 Free Agents – Unrestricted & Street Players
Rank /    Player /   Position / Age                           

#1 Trent Williams OT – Age 33
49ers trying to put together contract. Colts are pressing for this future Hall of Fame-caliber left tackle.

#2 Allen Robinson WR – Age 28
Bears’ franchise tagged this playmaker m and hope to provide him a new veteran passer.

#3 Leonard Williams DE – Age 27
Williams was tagged again after a huge full season. Long term 3-year contract allows GMen to pursue other FAs.

#4 Justin Simmons S – Age 27
The Broncos won’t let this Pro Bowl safety leave. Hope to resign to a long-term contract.

#5 J.J. Watt DE – signed Arizona Cardinals – Age 32
Three-time DPY joins an emerging team after seeing the Texans to fall apart in recent seasons.

 #6 Shaquil Barrett LB – Age 28
Impact defender during the playoffs and Super Bowl run. Still in his prime and good resigning for Bucs on this road to repeat.

#7 Aaron Jones RB – Age 26
Highly productive back was resigned after another excellent well-rounded performance.

#8 Dak Prescott QB – Age 28
Cowboys resigned to a long-term contract, though overrated in some respects. Marginal top ten starter.

#9 Chris Godwin WR – Age 24
Emerging playmaker looks to sign a long contract to work with Tom Brady again.

#10 Trey Hendrickson DE – Age 26
Bengals stepped to the table to land this edge rusher. Excellent addition.

#11 Taylor Moton OT – Age 27
Franchise tagged right tackle is just entering prime and a key blocker whom Panthers must resign.

#12 Brandon Scherff OG – Age 29
Four-time Pro Bowler gets the Franchise tag again and probably stays in the Capital.

#13 Bud Dupree Edge – Age 28
Late-season torn ACL still merited a big contract with Titans.

#14 Joe Thuney OG – Age 28
Quality veteran guard plugs inside to give Mahomes an anchor in the middle.

#15 Matt Judon Edge – Age 29
Pats sign this edge rusher quickly to give them a missing impact front seven defender.

#16 William Jackson CB – Age 28
Big young cornerback signed with the WFC to give them a shutdown cover man on this talented unit.

#17 Corey Linsley C – Age 30
Chargers quickly signed this pivotman filling a huge need on the interior.

#18 AJ Green WR – Age 33
Veteran playmaker might come cheaper after the first week of FA.

#19 Hunter Henry TE – Age 26
One of top 5 in the league and goes to the Patriots where they focus on playmakers here.
 
#20 Kenny Golladay WR – Age 27
Highly productive receiver is the real deal. Consistency and well-rounded game will merit top dollars.
 
#21 JuJu Smith-Schuster WR – Age 24
One of the best #2 receivers in the game but not a true #1 playmaker. Contenders hoping to close the deal.

#22 Carl Lawson LB – Age 26
Quick edge pass rusher with a ton of QB pressures and hits. Good fit for the Jets.

#23 Corey Davis WR – Age 26
Former high #1 pick finished with a strong 2020. Shows #1 potential and excellent addition for the Jets.

#24 John Johnson S – Age 25
Well-rounded safety landed with the Browns and gives this secondary a quality three down centerfielder.

#25 Will Fuller WR – Age 27
Fast young veteran might be a second tier FA bargain after the first week.

#26 Matt Milano LB – Age 27
Well-developed three down backer excels in Sean McDermontt’s system and resigned here.

#27 Jonnu Smith TE – Age 26
Tough blocker and top movement TE fits well in the Patriots offense and a top red-zone weapon.

#28 Leonard Floyd Edge – Age 29
Comes off a career performance outside of Aaron Donald. Resigns here with Rams taking a run at the title.

#29 Marcus Williams S – Age 25
Saints used the Franchise tag here and see him as a cornerstone piece on this changing unit.

#30 Yannick Ngakoue Edge – Age 26
Four teams in two years are a Red flag here. He may sit to after the first wave to get his best offers.

 #31 Jadeveon Clowney DE – Age 28
High priced veteran has never become a sack artist off the edge, though certainly a disruptive force and scheme diverse to help a contender as an important front seven piece.

#32 Curtis Samuel WR – Age 25
Playmaker from the slot had a breakout season, though slot receivers have been overpaid in recent years.

#33 Haason Reddick Edge – Age 26
Young edge rusher finally settled into the right position on the outside. Risky, though emerging playmaker.

#34 Marcus Maye S – Age 28
Looks to finalize a big long-term deal here after getting the Franchise tag.

#35 Mitchell Schwartz OT – Age 32
Released Pro Bowl veteran is coming off a back operation, but will get attention from contenders with medical clearance.

#36 Dalvin Tomlinson NT – Age 27
Anchor the middle got his payday in Minnesota as the GMen lose another young second contract DT.

#37 Lavonte David LB – Age 31
Fast veteran resigned with Bucs and looks to repeat here late in his impressive career.

#38 Daryl Williams OT – Age 29
Tough veteran comes off a strong effort after a serious knee injury. Resigns with Bills.

#39 Cam Newton QB – Age 32
Resigns with Patriots and has a nice group of new weapons to work with to dispel a weak 2020 effort.

#40 Ryan Fitzpatrick QB – Age 38
‘Fitz Magic’ takes his game to the Capital where he looks to take his final road show.

#41 Eric Fisher OT – Age 32
#42 Shaquill Griffin CB – Age 26
#43 Romeo Okwara Edge – Age 26
#44 Anthony Harris S – Age 29
#45 T.Y. Hilton WR – Age 31
#46 Shelby Harris DE – Age 30
#47 Justin Houston Edge – Age 32
#48 Jason Verrett CB – Age 30
#49 Nelson Agholor WR – Age 28
#50 Marvin Jones WR – Age 31
#51 Trai Turner OG – Age 28
#52 Melvin Ingram Edge – Age 32
#53 Sammy Watkins WR – Age 28
#54 Kwon Alexander LB – Age 27
#55 Chris Carson RB – Age 26
#56 Rob Gronkowski TE – Age 32
#57 Patrick Peterson CB – Age 31
#58 Gabe Jackson OG – Age 30
#59 Tanoh Kpassagnon DE – Age 27
#60 Cameron Sutton CB – Age 25
#61 Lamarcus Joyner S – Age 31
#62 Malcolm Butler CB – Age 31
#63 Carlos Dunlap DE – Age 32
#64 Ronald Darby CB – Age 27
#65 Jayon Brown LB – Age 26
#66 Jaquiski Tartt S – Age 29
#67 Denico Autry DE – Age 31
#68 Jameis Winston QB – Age 27
#69 David Andrews C – Age 29
#70 Andy Dalton QB – Age 33
#71 Mike Hilton CB – Age 27
#72 K.J. Wright LB – Age 32
#73 Richard Sherman CB – Age 33
#74 Kenny Vaccaro S – Age 30
#75 Kenyan Drake RB – Age 27
#76 Riley Reiff OT – Age 32
#77 Nick Martin C – Age 28
#78 Jalen Mills, S – Age 27
#79 Rodney Hudson C – Age 32
#80 Casey Hayward CB – Age 32
#81 John Brown WR – Age 31
#82 Ndamukong Suh DT – Age 34
#83 Adoree Jackson CB – Age 26
#84 Xavier Woods S – Age 26
#85 Desmond King DB – Age 26
#86 Michael Davis CB – Age 26
#87 Keanu Neal S – Age 26
#88 Tyrell Williams WR – Age 29
#89 Mitchell Trubisky QB – Age 27
#90 Leonard Fournette RB – Age 26
#91 Shawn Williams S – Age 30
#92 Chidobe Awuzie CB – Age 26
#93 Sheldon Rankins DT – Age 27
#94 Malik Hooker S – Age 25
#95 Jacoby Brissett QB – Age 28
#96 Antonio Brown WR – Age 33
#97 DeQuan Jones NT – Age 29
#98 K’Waun Williams CB – Age 30
#99 Larry Ogunjobi DT – Age 27
#100 Austin Reiter C – Age 29




NFL War Rooms Open for Business

NFL War Rooms Open for Business
Salary Cap Boosted to $182.5 Million Per Team

The NFL told teams this week they will be allowed to operate from their team War Rooms both during the upcoming 2021 NFL Free Agency and the April NFL Draft. This returns the teams to their annual format that was interrupted last year due to the Pandemic. The 2020 NFL Draft in Las Vegas was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the entire NFL Draft was held virtually with every team’s personnel executives, coaches and scouts working privately from their homes, offices or third-party, offsite facilities.

Teams must still follow firm protocols like physical-distancing and wearing masks in rooms. Every team must submit a plan for its 2021 draft operations to the league by March 26th and approval by Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer. Currently, it is unlikely that fans will be permitted to attend this year’s NFL Draft.

The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled to take place in Cleveland from April 29-May 1. As of now, it’s still on as planned with safety precautions. Teams are excited about the ability to get back to normal and gather in-person to discuss pro prospects who could shape their clubs for years.

The NFL office also informed teams that their salary cap will be officially set at $182.5 million. The NFL had previously set the salary cap floor at $180 million. Clubs were expecting the final figure to come somewhere between $180 million and $185 million.

The expected decrease is primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced teams to compete in front of no or limited fans in stadiums throughout the season to accommodate safety protocols. With no or limited ‘Live Gate” for teams, the salary cap was cut by more than $15 million off the previous salary cap, which sat at $198.2 in 2020. The cap was $188.2 million in 2019 and $177.2 million in 2018. In addition to the salary cap, franchise tag values for the 2021 season were confirmed Wednesday. Ten players received the Franchise tag prior to the March 9th deadline.

The result of the huge decline in the 2021 salary cap, NFL teams have already begun a quick roster reduction of high-priced veterans. Many veteran players have been released ahead of the new league year, which begins on March 17, as clubs must get below the $182.5 million salary cap number. Despite a broad-based release of veterans leaguewide, the player movement of free agent veterans may be the slowest in years with many clubs very limited to pursue the new available talent.