We know that the Redskins want to trade down to pick up some additional selections. We have heard of several teams who might want to trade up. Let’s look at some possible deals and see what the Redskins might get into return.
We’ll look at trades with teams up to around the middle of the first round since Scot McCloughan has indicated that he would be reluctant to trade back further than that. We’ll use the traditional draft points trade chart, the one concocted by Jimmy Johnson. You can find that chart here.
All trades have the Redskins giving up their top pick, No. 5 overall. That pick has a value of 1700 points.
It should be noted that the points are used as a guide and actual deals can vary, sometimes greatly.
To Falcons for their first-, third, and fourth-round picks. (No. 8, No. 73, No. 104)
If Dante Fowler is on the board and the Redskins decide they could live with a player who is three spots back, this could happen. This is very close to balancing with the Falcons giving up 1,711 points for Washington’s 1,700-point pick. At pick No. 8 the Redskins might find good value in either edge rusher Vic Beasley or offensive lineman Brandon Scherff.
To Rams for their first-, second-, and fifth-round picks (No. 10, No. 41, No. 135) with the Redskins also sending their fourth-round pick (No. 105)
There has been talk that the Rams would like to go up and get Amari Cooper or perhaps Kevin White. This deal would have the Redskins giving up 1,837 points while getting 1823 in return. At 10 Beasley could still be available or perhaps they would turn their sights to Kentucky edge rusher Bud Dupree.
To the Browns for the earlier of their first-round picks plus their second- and fifth-round picks (No. 12, No. 43, No. 147)
It appears that a lot of fans want the Browns to give up both of their first-round picks (No. 12, No. 19) for the Redskins’ pick. But that would be an overpay to the tune of 375 points, about the value of a pick in the middle of the second round. Cleveland’s second and their fifth essentially balance the deal with the Browns giving up 1,703 points. Dupree could still be there for Washington at this point or maybe the target would be huge offensive tackle Ereck Flowers.
To the Saints for both of their first-round picks (No. 13, No. 31) with the Redskins also sending their fifth-round pick (No. 141)
This comes as close to balancing as is practical, with the Redskins sending 1, 736 points and getting back 1,750 from New Orleans. The Saints could use the fifth pick to take Fowler or perhaps Leonard Williams should he drop to that point. One advantage to picking up that later first-round pick is that if he is a solid player the team would be able to trigger the fifth-year option in his contract. That provision applies only to first-round players.
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