NFL Draft Trade Speculation: 1st-Round Deals That Could Go Down

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NFL Draft Trade Speculation: 1st-Round Deals That Could Go Down
New Rams GM Les Snead should be a pivotal trade player

The NFL draft never fails to captivate a wide and hopeful audience due to its foretelling and insulated nature. There are no wins and losses in those three days, no season-ending injuries, blown calls by the officials or strategic missteps from head coaches.

Instead the draft features building suspense with each succeeding pick and dreamlike euphoria over which players will become future NFL stars for their respective teams.

Of course, the event is also not without some heartache, be it the fanbase's perception of taking the wrong player, a personnel man desperately packaging picks to move up for a single prospect, or the cheery monotony of Jon Gruden telling us how much he "really likes this guy" on just about everyone he analyzes.

One of my earliest memories of draft heartache is from 1995, as Jets fans looked on in dismay (1:20 mark) when tight end Kyle Brady was selected over Warren Sapp.

But draft-day trades remain one of the most entertaining aspects of the entire process. Who won? Who lost? Is the targeted player worth the haul? Did one personnel executive fleece another?

All of the lead-up to these exchanges creates and fuels trade speculation of varying relevance and fanfare.

Here are seven trades centered around the draft that are being discussed already or could be coming to a draftnik near you in the next seven weeks.

As always, I look forward to your comments below and you may follow me on Twitter at @JeffRoemer.

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