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3 Potential 2019 NFL Draft Trades That Make the Most Sense

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The 2019 NFL Draft is a little more than a month away, but rumors about potential deals are already swirling. Though it's probably unwise to take anything you hear from NFL general managers around this time too literally, there are some rumors that make a lot more sense than others. 


With that said, let's break down three potential NFL Draft trades that make the most sense for these NFL franchises. 

3. Miami Dolphins (No. 13) Trade With the New York Jets (No. 3)

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The Miami Dolphins quietly traded Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans this week in exchange for a fourth-round pick. Miami signed Ryan Fitzpatrick in a corresponding move, but they might want to move up for a QB of the future like Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins or Drew Lock. Miami could package its No. 13 overall selection and a handful of mid-round picks, including the one it just received from Tennessee, to trade up for the No. 3 pick. Unless Miami is planning on waiting until 2020 to find its new franchise QB, trading up makes a ton of sense. 

2. Denver Broncos (No. 10) Trade With the Jacksonville Jaguars (No. 7)

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Similarly, the Denver Broncos need to find their quarterback of the future, and if a player like Murray or Haskins falls to No. 7, they should do everything in their power to trade up. The Broncos are also rumored to be enamored with Drew Lock, so it wouldn't be a shock to see them trade up for the Missouri product. Either way, the Broncos' new quarterback Joe Flacco is a stop-gap option at best, so they should be looking to bring in a younger player at the position this offseason. From Jacksonville's perspective, the Jags definitely don't need a quarterback now that they've signed Nick Foles, so trading down and acquiring some mid-round picks is a great way to add depth to a top-heavy roster. 

1. Oakland Raiders (No. 4) Trade With the Arizona Cardinals (No. 1)

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There are a ton of rumors linking Kyler Murray to the Arizona Cardinals, but if they decide to stick with Josh Rosen at QB, trading down with the Oakland Raiders would make sense. For one, Arizona has holes all over its roster, so trading down and acquiring more picks in the later rounds would be an excellent way to address these many needs. And secondly, no one has more draft capital than the Raiders. Jon Gruden has cleaned house in his first season with the team, and he could package a variety of picks, including three first-round selections, to move up for Murray if the front office comes around on the 2018 Heisman-trophy winner. 


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