NFL Draft 2020: Realistic Trades That Could Shake Up the 1st Round

The 2020 NFL draft is nearly here, and football fans everywhere will be witnesses to an unprecedented event in NFL history.

NFL Draft 2020: Realistic Trades That Could Shake Up the 1st Round

This draft will have a fully virtual format, as front-office members around the league will be forced to coordinate and adapt using technology with all team facilities shut down for the time being.

Given the uncertainty the current situation presents, teams around the league might be primed to be aggressive in moving up in the draft or seek to acquire more picks by moving down.

Regardless, first-round trades can create plenty of fireworks. The New Orleans Saints gave up essentially all of their picks to take Ricky Williams in 1999. In 2017, both the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs traded up for future franchise quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

Needless to say, the first round almost always provides some sort of drama that sets the tone for a team's future or even a player's career in the league.

While most pundits and executives around the NFL have a good sense of who the first two picks will be, the rest of the draft is a mystery, and a number of teams could be looking to wheel and deal Thursday night.

With that said, here are a few realistic trades that could shake up the first round. These hypotheticals will mostly be based on recent reports, as well as various teams' draft stock or need to make an impact move.

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