The NFL Draft can serve as a great tool for teams to find players that will eventually be a part of their foundation. Sometimes, that type of talent will not be available when it’s time to make a selection and trading up the draft order is necessary.
While there were no blockbuster deals that featured top five selections going on the move, there were a few notable trade ups in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft to remember.
The Pittsburgh Steelers made the biggest splash as they moved up to No. 10 to select Devin Bush. They sent the 20th and 52nd picks to the Denver Broncos to make it happen. The Michigan product went on to record 109 combined tackles (nine for loss), two interceptions, and four passes defensed.
The Green Bay Packers needed to send a pair of fourth-round selections along with the 30th pick to the Seattle Seahwaks in exchange for the No. 21 selection. This was another deal that resulted in immediate impact as Darnell Savage Jr. racked up 55 combined tackles, two interceptions, and five passes defensed.
There are a variety of prospects that are worth giving up compensation to be in position to select similar to the 2019 NFL Draft. However, there are some teams that would benefit from being even more aggressive than that.
With that being said, there are three teams that should trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft.