The 2023 NFL Draft is formally within the books, and this yr’s version featured probably the most trades in historical past.
The Houston Texans held the No. 2 general choose this yr and kicked off the flurry of trades in an enormous method. The Texans pulled off a commerce with the Arizona Cardinals to safe back-to-back picks on the prime of the primary spherical.
After drafting C.J. Stroud with the No. 2 choose, Houston then chosen former Alabama standout edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. with the third general choose.
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The 2023 NFL Draft emblem on the primary stage at Union Station. (Kirby Lee/USA Right now Sports activities)
When the three-day draft got here to an in depth, a report variety of gamers and picks had been swapped. Groups executed 43 trades.
The earlier report was 40 trades in 2019.
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Earlier than the draft received underway, the Panthers made a blockbuster commerce with the Chicago Bears to amass the highest general choose.
Carolina despatched a number of first- and second-round picks to Chicago along with extensive receiver D.J. Moore to maneuver as much as the highest of the draft.
Thursday night time featured six trades through the opening spherical.
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On Friday, the Titans made one other commerce after they despatched the No. 41 and No. 72 picks and a future third-rounder to the Cardinals to amass the No. 33 choose.
Tennessee used that choose for Kentucky quarterback Will Levis.
The Cardinals now maintain 11 picks in subsequent yr’s draft.
The Payments and Texans made the record-breaking forty first draft day commerce when Houston moved as much as the No. 205 choose. The Texans chosen Iowa State extensive receiver Xavier Hutchinson at No. 205.
The Eagles have now drafted 5 Georgia Bulldogs over the previous two years. The workforce added a sixth Bulldog to its roster when it acquired operating again D’Andre Swift from the Lions in a commerce.
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The Ravens and Browns pulled off the ultimate commerce of the draft when Baltimore moved as much as No. 229 in alternate for a future sixth-rounder. The Ravens chosen USC sort out Andrew Vorhees at No. 229.