The NFL offseason has already brought significant change across the league. Stars like Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz, Bud Dupree, and Kenny Golladay moved to new teams. There’s still plenty of time for other trades to happen even as the free agent pool has evaporated.
NFL trades are difficult to pull off due to cap constraints and how the league values veterans. Once the league knows a player could be a cap casualty, the best offer becomes a late-round pick. We rarely see big-name veterans fetch more than a Day 2 NFL Draft pick despite their ability to help in a major right now, and the low hit rate for Day 2 picks.
Here are 10 trades that must happen by the end of the 2021 NFL Draft. They make too much sense for all parties involved.