The NFL Draft is the best tool a team can possibly use to add young talent to their roster and be better prepared for the future. Sometimes, it makes sense for a team to trade down and add more picks as opposed to taking a flashy name or moving up.
The most notable trade down deal from the 2019 NFL Draft occurred when the Denver Broncos elected to move off the No. 10 selection. They received the 20th and 52nd picks from the Pittsburgh Steelers to trade down.
Another trade down deal from last year’s draft that wasn’t near the very bottom of the first round occurred between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. Holding the No. 21 pick, the Seahawks received a pair of fourth-round selections and to move down by nine spots.
If a team is calculated, there are situations when trading down can turn into deals where a team is compensated to be able to still take the prospect they wanted from the beginning. A few years back, the selection of Quenton Nelson by the Indianapolis Colts is an example of this.
With that being said, there are three teams that stand out as being in an advantageous position to trade down in the NFL Draft.