3 NFL Teams That Could Trade Up or Down in the First Round of the 2019 NFL Draft

David Kaestle
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Not every team gets lucky, like the New England Patriots did, and selects Tom Brady in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Often times, it takes trading up to snag your quarterback of the future or trading down to acquire draft picks that lead to future gains.

With that in mind, here are three teams that could trade up or down in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

3. Washington Redskins, Pick No. 15

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The Washington Redskins are in need of a quarterback, following the potential career-ending injury to starter Alex Smith. Currently sitting at No. 15, the Redskins are behind four other teams – the Arizona Cardinals (No. 1), New York Giants (No. 6), Denver Broncos (No. 10) and Miami Dolphins (No. 13) – that could potentially draft a quarterback. If Washington falls in love with one of the quarterback prospects, you could see the Redskins on the phone come draft day to move up ahead of at least two of those aforementioned teams.

2. Miami Dolphins, Pick No. 13

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Similar to the Redskins, the Dolphins quarterback situation is pretty bleak, in both the short and long term. The Dolphins could try and move up ahead of the Giants to the No. 4 or No. 5 spot, if they really want to have their choice of quarterbacks, after Kyler Murray.

1. New York Jets, Pick No. 3

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The New York Jets are a prime candidate to trade back in this year's draft. Current owners of the No. 3 pick, the Jets have lots of holes to fill. They need to improve their offensive line, pass-rushing group and receiving corps. Yes, there are some potential game-changing pass rushers at the top of this draft, but if the Jets could parlay their first-round pick into a couple of picks in the second and third rounds, while still holding onto a pick somewhere in the first round, they could jump at the chance to fill multiple holes in one fell swoop.

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