Since the NFL has been locked out for over three months now, the draft back in April was the only way fans could be excited over something going on in the league.
Rookies are drafted by a team and then fans immediately argue with their friends as to why that rookie will put his team over the top, or at least make them competitive.
All team personnel rank the draft prospects according to who they feel is the best for their team. When a prospect they planned on taking has already been drafted, they move on to the next available player on their draft list.
What if all teams had gotten their man though? What if it was common to swap rookies after the draft once a team re-evaluates their needs and gets deeper into free agency?
Here are three rookie-for-rookie trades that will never materialize, but would be interesting to see.