NFL Trading Deadline Today

NFL Trading Deadline Today

Ravens Land Bears LB Roquan Smith for Picks

49ers Deal Picks for RB Christian McCaffrey

NFL Trading Deadline Nov. 1, 2022

Frank Coyle

The Ravens pulled off a blockbuster deal with the Bears to acquire young backer Roquan Smith. He gives them an impact defender with big play ability to blitz, in addition to going sideline to sideline. They surrendered a #2 and #5 picks in the NFL Draft 2023 plus LB AJ Klein.

The 49ers went after runner Christian McCaffrey aggressively after the Panthers fired HC Matt Rhule and went 1-5 through mid-October. They finally made the deal sending their #2, 3 and 4th round picks in the NFL Draft 2023 plus a 5th round selection in the following draft.

Look for a few more blockbuster deals with clubs looking to get the boost the Rams received last season when they acquired LB Von Miller. Teams in the bidding will have to have the salary cap dollars available to complete any deal which could create multiple moves. Many players are on their final contract year and eligible to enter the Free agent market in March 2023 which makes their cost cheaper for a player who may only be a rental piece before the offseason. With so many clubs alive for the playoffs, teams could be very active today to add the piece (s) to separate and make the critical run for the postseason with the Super Bowl wide open entering the stretch run.

 Offensive Players

QB Mason Rudolph, Steelers – Veteran QBs can be gold late in the season and postseason. Rudolph can command a 3rd day selection as a key insurance policy for a contender.

Running Backs – Group features several feature backs who can give contenders a huge boost through the second half stretch run. Dolphins, Ravens, Rams and Bears are all definitely interested.

RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders – Raiders have caved in at 2-5 and Jacobs can bring a high selection, probably a #2 or #3 from a contender. Rams, Ravens and Dolphins interested.

RB Kareem Hunt, Browns – Productive veteran will generate much interest from contenders. Good fit for Dolphins and Bills. Probably commands an early middle round selection especially off strong Monday night performance.

RB Cam Akers, Rams – Malcontent will probably be moved if offered a late round selection. Expect it to get done. Dolphins, Bears and Bills are talking.

RB David Montgomery, Bears – Power back may be moved if they look to upgrade here. Probably brings a mid round selection.

RB Jeff Wilson 49ers – With McCaffrey in house now, a trade here is possible especially if they can land a corner in exchange. Straight up he warrants a 3rd day selection.

RB Zack Moss, Bills – Possible move if a new veteran is added.

RB D’Ernest Johnson, Browns – Type will benefit from a new setting and can be a solid change of pace back.


Wide Receiver – This group will command the most interest by clubs. Expect a half of dozen moved by deadline with contenders trying to add another playmaker.

WR Chase Claypool, Steelers – Young big wideout has seen his role reduced in Pittsburgh. Good physical receiver with nice upside. Clubs like the Jets, Giants, Packers and Dolphins very interested. Probably 2nd day selection.

WR DJ Moore, Panthers – Young playmaker with high production and very durable. He will command a high selection (s) with contenders like Packers, Giants, Ravens and Dolphins all making calls.

WR Brandin Cooks, Texans – Veteran speedster has already been traded three times and is likely to move this week with contenders like the Packers, Rams and Ravens interested in adding his playmaking talent. His huge contract is a roadblock here which will reduce the number of clubs involved.

WR DJ Chark, Lions – First year veteran has not provided the playmaking desired here. He could command a middle round pick with the Rams, Packers, Dolphins and Giants talking.

WR AJ Green, Cardinals – Veteran is not the #1 receiver he was several years ago, but could help a playoff club in big games. May come cheap for a 3rd down selection.

WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos – Former#1 pick has been a disappointment with drops becoming an issue. A change of scenery could rejuvenate him. Possible destinations Giants, Packers and Rams interested.

WR Elijah Moore, Jets – Malcontent slot receiver has been more a locker room distraction than playmaker. Jets hoping for a middle round pick and possible trade outside the conference.

WR Nelson Agholor, Patriots – Fast veteran has been inconsistent throughout his career, though his vertical speed may entice another club to invest a later round selection.

WR KJ Hamler, Broncos – Injured prone slot receiver has not lived up to his high draft status. May only bring a late selection, though could be a gem for the club which uses him properly.

WR Kendrick Bourne, Patriots – Underrated veteran could help a contender with steady production and sound route running.

WR Kenny Golladay, Giants – High priced veteran has struggled staying on the field with hamstring issues. Rested since late September and could give a contender a quality #2 starter. Possible late pick.

WR Denzel Mims, Jets – Disgruntled young former #2 pick has not provided the impact on the outside expect. Jets are entertaining offers for a late selection.

TE position – This is a huge piece in pro passing games and these young veterans can warrant interest before the deadline.

TE Mike Gesicki, Dolphins – Fast sure handed receiving TE will become a free agent in March. He could come cheap if the Dolphins feel they can not resign him.

TE Albert Okwuegbunam  Broncos – Athlete has not been used to the fullest here. For a late round selection a contender might benefit from him filling a backup H back role.

TE Irv Smith, Vikings – Free agent in March, will warrant interest from contenders. Valuable to Vikes and a player they will attempt to resign before FA period.

OL Isaiah Wynn, Patriots – Mobile tackle/guard has performed well in the Patriots system. Teams like the Bengals, Cowboys and Rams interested.

OL Jackson Carman, Bengals – Young 2nd round bust might be better in a new setting. Bengals listening.

OL Andre Dillard, Eagles – Bust at left tackle, but possible functional starter inside. Brings only conditional late pick


Defensive Players

DE Brian Burns, Panthers – Two high picks starting with a #1 pick for this Pro Bowler.

DE JJ Watt, Cardinals – Tough veteran can be a huge boost to a contender for the stretch run.

DE Yannick Ngakoue, Colts – Quick edge defender can provide impact as a rusher for situational packages.

DE Marcus Davenport, Saints – Huge edge talent has only touched surface of his skills, but has not had the breakout performance. He has a voidable contract this offseason and probably warrants only a mid round selection.

DE Clelin Ferrell, Raiders – Former high #1 has been very ordinary for the crashing Raiders.

DT Da’Ron Payne, Commanders – Tough interior lineman with time in the zero and three technique roles. May be tagged if no trade and enters FA market next March.

DT Jerry Tillery, Chargers – Young veteran has been somewhat disappointing. He can play both inside and outside and in either front. Probable 3rd day selection.

LB Bradley Chubb, Broncos – Pro Bowl edge rushers are at a premium. He will command a #1 pick and clubs like the Jets, Dolphins, Rams and Vikings making strong bids.

LB Josh Allen, Jaguars – Edge rusher with big play talent. Though not as productive as Chubb or Burns, this is a playmaker with impact ability.

LB K’Lavon Chaisson, Jaguars – Young raw edge defender has been a first round bust thus far. Jaguars looking to move

LB Jerry Hughes, Texans – Savvy veteran could provide a boost to a contender’s defender. Price would be probably only be a third day selection.

CB William Jackson, Commanders – Veteran has not provided the impact expected when signed as a FA. Fine length and instincts could give a contender a solid #2 corner.

CB Bryce Hall, Jets – Long cover man has been relegated to the #3 corner if the addition of rookie Sauce Gardner. Could bring a middle round selection in any deal.

CB Sidney Jones, Seahawks – Veteran piece could command some interest from a contender for their sub packages.

S DeShon Elliott, Lions – One of many Lion defenders expected to move on this offseason. Elliott could help in dime package and bring a late round selection.

S Tarvarious Moore, 49ers – Upcoming free agent this spring may be moved to recover draft capital spent to land Christian McCaffrey.


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