The NFL Draft Set A New Record This Year

A view of the stage during the 2023 NFL Draft at Union Station on April 29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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It seems like the NFL Draft is becoming more and more intriguing with each passing year, with all 32 teams willing to wheel and deal in order to improve their draft positions.

According to PFF’s Brad Spielberger, a record number of trades were made in the 2023 NFL Draft, with 41 deals taking place throughout the annual event, which is remarkable, to say the least.

It seemed like every team in the league was willing to talk about making deals, and that may be a testament to many that this was a weak draft class, so teams weren’t sold on a few players and down. Didn’t mind trading up or down. At least discussion options.

Last Thursday, before the start of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears traded the No. 1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers for what ultimately turned out to be former Alabama Crimson Tide star quarterback Bryce Young.

Although it was a huge trade, the biggest surprise deal on draft day was the Houston Texans trading up to No. 3 to select linebacker Will Anderson Jr. from the University of Alabama.

The Texans had drafted CJ Stroud at No. 2 overall out of Ohio State University, the team’s new face of the franchise, and no one expected Houston to immediately get back to work and the Arizona Cardinals for the next pick. would make a deal with. ,

Perhaps this draft sets the standard for the next few years as trades become more and more frequent in leagues where trades have rarely happened in the past.

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