NFL draft day trades have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s not that teams don’t value picks at the same clip as before. Instead, squads simply have not been afraid to give up capital in order to target a specific player.
On the other hand, some rebuilding teams have found it a sound strategy to acquire as many top-round picks as possible as their foundation for roster building.
Last year saw 12 of the 31 selections made in the first round used by teams that did not originally hold that pick. This number was six the previous year and nine back in 2014. Needless to say, it’s surely trending in the direction of more trades taking place during the opening round of the draft.
Here’s a look at seven teams that are most likely to move down in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia next month.