The 2023 NFL Draft is here and that means wheeling and dealing. We’ve already seen the draft help push along the Aaron Rodgers trade to the Jets and Lamar Jackson’s monster extension. Now we’ll see GMs in the thick of trying to make trades and pick players while the clock is ticking. What will they do?
Besides trading picks, there are players that could be had in a draft day trade. We’ve heard plenty about DeAndre Hopkins, Ryan Tannehill, Chase Young, Mac Jones, Trey Lance, and a host of other possibilities who might be available for a trade and during the draft is when teams will probably get the best deal.
We know that the Cardinals are shopping around the No. 3 pick and there are suitors. With Bryce Young likely going to the Panthers with the first pick and the Texans seemingly out on CJ Stroud, a team like the Colts or Titans will look to move up to grab their guy, be it Stroud or Anthony Richardson or even Will Levis.
2023 NFL Draft trade tracker
Update, 11:04 p.m. ET — The Giants now are trading back at No. 25 with the Buffalo Bills.
Terms: 25 for 27 and 130 https://t.co/nxdQxhWIAO— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2023
Update, 10:57 p.m. ET — The Giants have traded up to No. 24 with the Jacksonville Jaguars. New York has given up picks 160 and 240 in order to move up one spot. The Giants are taking CB Deonte Banks with the pick.
Terms: 24 for 25, 160 and 240 https://t.co/IFx6D0sRUZ— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2023
Update, 9:45 p.m. ET — The Patriots are trading back with the Steelers at No. 14. Pittsburgh is on the clock with the 14th pick.
The Patriots have traded pick 14 to the Steelers for pick 17 and 120.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 28, 2023
Update, 9:13 p.m. ET — A minor deal with the Philadelphia Eagles trading up from No. 10 to the No. 9 pick in the draft with the Chicago Bears. Philly is also sending a 2024 fourth-round pick to Chicago in the deal. The Eagles are taking DT Jalen Carter out of Georgia with the pick.
The #Eagles have traded up 1 spot! They are on the clock.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2023
Update, 8:53 p.m. ET — The Cardinals, who traded back to No. 12 with the Texans not too long ago, are trading back up to No. 6 with the Detroit Lions, per Schefter. Per Albert Breer, they’re looking at the line:
It's No. 6 for 12 and 34. https://t.co/SbsOeFVNv4— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2023
Update, 8:31 p.m. ET — The Texans just selected QB CJ Stroud with the second overall pick and are now reportedly trading up to No. 3 for the Cardinals pick. Arizona is using the pick to select LB Will Anderson Jr. for the Texans. Here’s the full breakdown of the trade, per Adam Schefter:
Cardinals get:— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 28, 2023
1st in 2024
3rd in 2024
Update 7:51 p.m. ET — We sort of have a trade? Here’s the details from Adam Schefter. It’s the Eagles and Cardinals settling a tampering dispute apparently.
Eagles and Cardinals settled a tampering investigation today involving the hiring of former Philadelphia DC Jonathan Gannon as Arizona’s HC, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2023
Terms: Eagles traded pick No. 94 in this draft and a 2024 5th-round pick to the Cardinals for pick No. 66 in this draft. pic.twitter.com/NTl49BleJE
Update, 6:03 p.m. ET — Well, that was fast. The Cardinals may be looking to move down from No. 3, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that discussions involving Hopkins have not taken place.
While the #Titans have had conversations about a potential trade up to No. 3 -- among other spots -- they have not had conversations centered around star WR DeAndre Hopkins, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2023
Update, 5:57 p.m. ET — The Arizona Cardinals are looking to move down from No. 3 and Pro Football Talk is reporting the pick could be going to the Tennessee Titans. The package would include the third pick and DeAndre Hopkins for the No. 11 pick, plus more, per PFT.