The first round of the 2019 NFL Draft will take place Thursday night in Nashville, and the rumor mill is in overdrive.
NFL Draft has averaged six first-round trades over the past three years - seven last year, six the year before, five the year before. Likely to be right in that range again tonight.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2019
A lot of the trade rumors involve Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen was the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft by Arizona and had a good-not-great rookie season. The Cardinals own the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft, and the top prospect is Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray. If the Cardinals select the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, there's no need to keep Rosen on the roster going forward.
How many teams would trade for Rosen? One team linked to the UCLA product has been the New England Patriots, who have 12 picks (tied for the most) in this draft. The Patriots don't have a worthy successor to Tom Brady on their roster right now, so it wouldn't be shocking if they took a QB in this draft or made a trade.
Much of the other buzz includes teams that might trade up or down in Round 1. If Murray or another top prospect starts to slip, we might see some action later in the night. Many of the quarterbacks taken in the first round over the last few years were selected by teams that traded up for that particular player. The best recent case was the Kansas City Chiefs moving up to No. 10 in 2017 to take Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who just won the NFL MVP award.
Keep it right here throughout the night as we track all the notable trade rumors, reports and overall buzz from the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
11:42 p.m.: The Giants and Falcons have traded back into the first round.
Seahawks trade: Pick 30— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Giants trade: Pick 37, Pick 132, Pick 142.
Rams trade: Pick 31, Pick 203.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Falcons trade: Pick 45, Pick 79.
11:09 p.m.: The Redskins are back in the first round, and they didn't give up a ton to do it.
Colts trade: Pick 26.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Redskins trade: Pick 46 and a 2020 second-round pick.
10:43 p.m.: We're starting to see a little more trade action in the last third of Round 1.
Seahawks trade: Pick 21— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Packers trade: Pick 30, Pick 114 and Pick 118.
Ravens trade: Pick 22— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Eagles trade: Pick 25, Pick 125, Pick 197.
9:26 p.m.: The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded up to the No. 10 pick in a deal with the Denver Broncos. Here are the details.
Broncos trade: Pick 10.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 26, 2019
Steelers trade: Pick 20, 52 and a 2020 third round pick.
The Steelers used the pick to select Devin Bush.
8:34 p.m.: Notes on the Jets (No. 3 pick) and Josh Rosen.
The three teams that have spoken to the Cardinals this off-season about Josh Rosen are the Giants, Dolphins and Chargers. But Rosen has been a backup plan at best for all three. Arizona has no issues keeping Rosen; it is prepared to keep him if it doesn’t get a suitable offer.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2019
Jets trying to trade out....— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2019
8:08 p.m.: With Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen in the fold, the Cardinals now have a surplus at quarterback.
The pick is in. And the #AZCardinals do take QB Kyler Murray at No. 1. The Heisman Trophy winner goes to Arizona and all eyes are on Josh Rosen.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 26, 2019
7:57 p.m.: The Oakland Raiders need a pass rusher, and Nick Bosa was one of the best in college football last season.
ESPN’s Dan Graziano from #Raiders headquarters: “One possibility I heard has been (Raiders) moving up a couple spots to land Nick Bosa, the top pass rusher in this year’s draft.”— Evan Silva (@evansilva) April 25, 2019
7:41 p.m.: Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has been the projected No. 1 pick in just about every NFL mock draft.
7:05 p.m.: Could the Texans be looking to trade one of their elite pass rushers?
12. A note on #Texans edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney. I’m told his situation is on a track similar to Frank Clark and the #Seahawks prior to Clark’s trade to the #Chiefs. So much so, Houston actually put out trade feelers about Clowney right in the middle of that Frank Clark deal.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 25, 2019
6:22 p.m.: Here are some teams that could move up in the first round.
Who wants to move? Sources say the #Bills have explored possibly moving up in the draft — maybe for a top defensive lineman. Meanwhile, the #Patriots and #Packers (at 30) are teams who could move up in the latter part of the draft for the right player.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2019
6:15 p.m.: Could a trade between AFC East rivals be brewing?
Sounds like there’s a pretty good chance the #Jets trade down. One team already under the impression the Jets have a deal worked out with another team if Q Williams is available at 3. Keep an eye on Buffalo (9). Jets could get edge rusher or OLM in trade down.— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 25, 2019
5:30 p.m.: Could the Giants wait and not pick a quarterback in the first round?
5 p.m.: The Patriots draft board reportedly is small.
10. The two teams that I believe have the smallest boards in this draft are the #Patriots and #Saints. Very lean boards, from what I was told. Best I nailed down with the #Saints was less than 150. One guy told me #Patriots board was 75-100 guys.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 25, 2019
4:33 p.m.: Sounds like the Cardinals have narrowed their options with the No. 1 pick down to three names.
According to several sources familiar with the Cardinals' plans, the team ran an inclusive redraft process that encouraged blunt evaluations from coaches & scouts... and emerged with a mindset that three players (Nick Bosa, Quinnen Williams, Kyler Murray) stood above the rest...— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) April 25, 2019
4:23 p.m.: Could we see a little movement in Round 1? Here's the latest.
The back part of the first round could be fascinating tonight. Picks 21-26 — the #Seahawks to the #Colts — have shown an interest in trading back, I’m told. If the #Giants don’t get a QB at 6 or 17, they may trade back into the 1st for one.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2019
Of the teams making calls to potentially move up the draft board tonight, one of the notable ones is the Pittsburgh Steelers, per league sources. Pittsburgh not usually a draft-day mover. But Steelers have defensive needs and are exploring best ways to address them.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2019
2:40 p.m.: Could the Patriots trade up for Iowa tight end Noah Fant? Here's what Tony Pauline of Draft Analyst said on a recent podcast.
"But I've been told the Patriots will seriously consider trading up for Fant. That's how much they like him."
2:10 p.m. ET: Let's start off with some rumors from earlier in the day.
Just heard 49ers are shopping Solomon Thomas, the third pick in the 2017 draft.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 25, 2019
If the #AZCardinals have made a decision on No. 1, they are keeping it quiet. Source said GM Steve Keim reached out to at least one player -- #Bama DT Quinnen Willliams -- to let him know he’s still a possibility to go first overall.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2019
At No. 31, the Rams already have received calls from teams interested in trading into the back of the first round, per sources. Teams value getting the fifth-year option in the contract’s of first-round picks, and the back of the draft tonight is likely to be fluid and busy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2019
Adam Schefter on @MutCallahan says the Cardinals do not have a deal in place to trade Josh Rosen and have not spoken to the Patriots this offseason about a potential trade. They have talked to only two teams — Dolphins and Giants.— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) April 25, 2019
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