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2023 NFL Draft trade rumors

The NFL Draft should give us plenty of trade rumors this season.

 A general view as the Arizona Cardinals make their #1 overall draft pick during the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The NFL Draft is set to start Thursday night at 8 pm ET in Kansas City. With four and possibly five quarterbacks set to go in the first round, teams will try to jockey for position to grab their guy. That means trades will be on the table, as will rumors of those trades.

Besides trading up for a quarterback, plenty of teams will also look to trade back for more draft capital. This draft is considered to be a below average draft when it comes to overall top-end talent, so we’ll see teams wanting more picks and future picks.

We also have players who could move during the draft, with Lamar Jackson, Ryan Tannehill, DeAndre Hopkins, Derrick Henry, Budda Baker, Mac Jones, Trey Lanceand more out there in the rumor mill.

Trade rumors

4/28 Updates

Steelers getting calls from teams who want to move up for Will Levis

The Steelers appear to be on the verge of getting two first round picks in OT Broderick Jones and possibly CB Joey Porter Jr. Many had them grabbing Porter Jr. with their first pick, but went with the thinner position when they traded up to 14 to grab Jones. Now they have a chance to draft Porter Jr., son of Steelers great Joey Porter with the 32nd pick in what would be a value pick after he was mocked in the middle of the first round often.

To move out from that pick they’ll likely need a pretty big haul. We’ll see.

4/27 Updates

Titans not in on Hopkins?

As is the norm for trade rumors, conflicting information will come out. Who is right, Ian Rapoport or Mike Florio?

Deandre Hopkins and No. 3 pick to Titans?

The Titans have been rumored to want to move up for a quarterback and they also need a wide receiver. A trade for both would be a nice get for them.

Courtland Sutton to the Ravens?

Much like the idea that the Ravens could trade for Hopkins, the same could be true for Courtland Sutton. The Ravens were in on him earlier in the off season and might be again now.

Lamar Jackson deal open up money for possible Deandre Hopkins trade

It’s starting to look like Hopkins will be traded during the draft and the Ravens will be suitors, but nothing is written in stone yet.

Arizona Cardinals No. 3 pick

The Arizona Cardinals are in rebuild mode and sit in a prime spot with the No. 3 pick. They need picks and there are teams that want to move up to No. 3 for a shot at a franchise quarterback. We’ve heard talk that they are open for business and it appears business is booming.

Much will depend on what the Texans do at No. 3. The current thinking is that they aren’t sold on CJ Stroud and will either trade out or grab a top defensive lineman. If they keep their pick and don’t take Stroud, the Cardinals hand gets much better as teams like the Colts, Titans, and a host of others, could look to move up.

Trey Lance, Mac Jones on the move?

NFL analyst Lance Zierlein believes there is still a chance that Mac Jones and Trey Lance could be on the move during the draft. The Texans, who don’t seem sold on this draft’s quarterbacks, could be squarely in the mix.

Texans look to trade out of pick No. 2

With reports coming out that the Texans don’t plan to take a quarterback with their No. 2 pick, it makes sense that they would be exploring trade options. There should be takers, but nothing appears imminent.