What makes the NFL Draft a spectacle is the surprise trades that come when the draft clock is winding down. These trades can change the direction of the franchise. The Chiefs traded up for the 10th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft to get Patrick Mahomes. The rest is history. But not all trades have their Cinderella endings. In 2010, Denver traded up to the 25th pick for Tim Tebow and his career never panned out as expected. With all the good and bad, teams will still trade on draft day. Here, we discuss possible trade scenarios that can shock the draft.
TENNESSEE TITANS TRADE UP TO THE TOP 10
Tennessee has become a target for trade talks as there are rumors that Derrick Henry could be traded very soon. Other than that, the QB situation seems even worse. The Titans feel they are done with Ryan Tannehill and Malik Willis hasn’t developed as they hoped he would. Trading up would give them a chance with C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson. With the AFC South as one of the weakest divisions in the NFL, a rebuild can show fruitful results very soon.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS TRADE UP FOR NUMBER 2
The Indianapolis Colts have been linked to so many quarterbacks at the number four spot. It feels like the front office is split between C.J. Stroud, Will Levis, and Anthony Richardson. Now, talks are Houston could draft a non-QB with the second pick. However, this could be used to swerve other teams and keep people guessing. With the Colts having trouble searching for that franchise QB, moving up may hurt them picks-wise, but it will make the future much clearer.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS MAKE THE CROWD ROAR
With Kansas City being the host for the NFL Draft, the city will erupt if their team trades up in the draft, instead of waiting at the end. A player that has been linked to the Chiefs is Zay Flowers, one of the best wide receivers in the draft. With the Chiefs losing JuJu Smith-Schuster to the Patriots, a wide receiver would be a good pick for them. Zay would give them production and his speed would give nightmares to opposing teams.
We’re all excited to see how the NFL Draft will fold. Get your predictions ready as this feels much more uncertain compared to past years.