NFL Draft Expert Expects "At Least One Big Trade" Inside Top Five

With the NFL Draft just a few weeks away, it is unknown where the top quarterbacks, including Tua Tagovailoa, will land

April 01, 2020 - 9:11 am
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We know that the NFL Draft will proceed as planned April 23-25. What we don’t know is where the top quarterbacks, especially Tua Tagovailoa, will land.

“I think there will be at least one big trade inside of the top five in this draft,” CBS Sports NFL Draft writer Chris Trapasso said on JR SportBrief. “With Tua Tagovailoa posting those videos, for as menial as they might seem, that is the best thing for him to do to show everyone . . . that his hip injury is progressing and he is close to 100 percent. I do not think the Miami Dolphins, sitting at No. 5 overall, will be able to just wait and not move and get Tua Tagovailoa to fall into their lap. So whether they need to move up to No. 2 with the Washington Redskins or No. 3 with the Detroit Lions – or maybe the L.A. Chargers sitting right behind the Dolphins want to leapfrog them – I think there will be at least one trade.”

Many draft analysts, but not all, expect the Cincinnati Bengals to draft Joe Burrow with the first pick.

“I don’t think the Cincinnati Bengals will move out of No. 1 overall,” Trapasso said. “But I will say this: with the Dolphins, how much they’ve rebuilt and how much extra draft capital they have – they have 14 picks in this draft, they have two-first-round picks next year and two second-round picks – if there was ever a team that could afford trading from No. 5 overall to trading all the way up to No. 1, it is this iteration of the Miami Dolphins. 

“I don’t think it will happen,” Trapasso continued, “but the Cincinnati Bengals could get blown away by a trade proposal, and I think the only team that could do that and offer them something that would make them be wiling to move out of that top pick is coming from the Miami Dolphins. But we still see at least one, maybe two, big trades inside the top 10 – most likely centered around Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa.”