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NFL Draft Trades 2015: Tracking Latest Details for Every Deal

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2015

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose Jameis Winston of the Florida State Seminoles #1 overall during the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 30, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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NFL trades are a relative rarity over the course of the year, but that changes in a big way when it comes to the NFL draft, as teams are willing to wheel and deal in order to land their desired stars of the future.

The 2015 NFL draft is no different in that regard, as the trades are already starting to roll in. With seven rounds on tap, there are undoubtedly many more to come.

Check back here throughout all three days of the draft to remain updated on each and every trade.


Day 3 Trades

Jets Trade for RB Zac Stacy

The New York Jets confirmed the trade and added what they gave the Rams in return for Stacy:

New York Jets @nyjets

OFFICIAL: We traded our 7th (224) to STL for RB Zac Stacy. http://t.co/T2K29ivQEd

Saints Trade Up for Redskins' No. 167 Overall Pick

Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune announced details of the trade, and the New Orleans Saints revealed their selection:

Larry Holder @LarryHolder

Saints unload No. 187 and a sixth rounder next year.

New Orleans Saints @Saints

With the 167th pick in the NFL Draft the #Saints select Georgia DB Damian Swann! #SaintsDraft

Colts Trade Up for 49ers' No. 151 Overall Pick

The San Francisco 49ers announced details of the trade, and the Indianapolis Cols revealed their selection:

San Francisco 49ers @49ers

The #49ers have traded pick 151 to the @Colts for pick 165 (5th round) and 244 (7th round). #49ersDraft

Indianapolis Colts @Colts

With the 151st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the Colts select NT David Parry Stanford #ColtsDraft #OneFocus

Packers Trade Up for Patriots' No. 147 Overall Pick

The New England Patriots announced details of the trade, and the Green Bay Packers revealed their selection:

New England Patriots @Patriots

The Patriots traded their 4th pick of the day, #147 overall, to the Packers in exchange for #166 & #247. #PatsDraft

Green Bay Packers @packers

#Packers trade up to draft UCLA QB Brett Hundley at No. 147. http://t.co/B9EFW2Ak2d

Falcons Trade Up for Vikings' No. 137 Overall Pick

The Minnesota Vikings announced details of the trade, and the Atlanta Falcons revealed their selection:

Minnesota Vikings @Vikings

The #Vikings have traded the 137th overall pick to Atlanta and will now select 146th overall and 185th overall. http://t.co/F5eIEz5QEH

Atlanta Falcons @AtlantaFalcons

With the 137th overall pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the Falcons select Clemson DT Grady Jarrett! #RiseUp http://t.co/zxivSVpV1E

Buccaneers Trade Up for Raiders' No. 124 Overall Pick

The Oakland Raiders announced details of the trade, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed their selection:

OAKLAND RAIDERS @RAIDERS

TRADE. Raiders trade 124th overall to Tampa Bay in exchange for 128th (4th rd) and 218th (7th rd) selection.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @Buccaneers

The #Bucs trade up and select LB Kwon Alexander from @lsu! #NFLDraft #BucsDraft http://t.co/Aw1AbSUUGI

Cardinals Trade Up for Browns' No. 116 Overall Pick

Mary Kay Cabot of the Northeast Ohio Media Group revealed details of the trade while the Arizona Cardinals announced their selection:

Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

#Browns trade 116 to Arizona for 123, 198 (6th) and 241 (7th)

Arizona Cardinals @AZCardinals

In Rd 4, the #AZCardinals select DT Rodney Gunter from Delaware St. http://t.co/poyGvvf3Cp #CardsDraft http://t.co/2G7TixnIVM

Lions Trade Up for Eagles' No. 113 Overall Pick

The Philadelphia Eagles announced details of the trade, and Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com revealed the Lions' selection:

Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

The #Lions have traded back into the fourth round and selected Auburn DT. Gabe Wright.

Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

The #Lions have traded back into the fourth round and selected Auburn DT. Gabe Wright.

Jets Trade Up for Jaguars' No. 103 Overall Pick

The New York Jets announced their selection, while Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union revealed details of the trade:

New York Jets @nyjets

We've selected QB Bryce Petty! http://t.co/e17XPgrfkI

Ryan O'Halloran @ryanohalloran

Per http://t.co/hCgwgtaWhv, #Jets gave #Jaguars No. 229 in seventh round in addition to swapping picks.

Panthers Trade Up for Raiders' No. 102 Overall Pick

The Carolina Panthers announced their selection, while Joseph Person of the The Charlotte Observer revealed details of the trade:

Carolina Panthers @Panthers

With the 102nd pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the #Panthers select OT Daryl Williams from Oklahoma. #PanthersDraft http://t.co/PgmQ2QtCY3

Joe Person @josephperson

Panthers gave up their fourth-round pick, plus 161 and 242.


Day 2 Trades

Browns Trade Up for Patriots' No. 96 Overall Pick

The New England Patriots announced details of the trade before the Cleveland Browns announced their selection:

New England Patriots @Patriots

The Patriots have traded picks 96 & 219 to the Browns for picks 111, 147 & 202. #PatsDraft

Cleveland Browns @Browns

With the 96th pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the #Browns select Washington State DT Xavier Cooper. http://t.co/onllA5H9up

Lions Trade Up for Vikings' No. 80 Overall Pick

The Detroit Lions announced the trade and their selection:

Detroit Lions @Lions

The #Lions have traded the 88th (3rd rd) & 143rd overall picks (5th rd) to Minnesota for the 80th overall pick. Detroit is now on the clock.

Detroit Lions @Lions

The #Lions have traded up and drafted Stanford CB Alex Carter. http://t.co/PMONFCgDv9

Chiefs Trade Up for Vikings' No. 76 Overall Pick

The Minnesota Vikings announced the trade before the Kansas City Chiefs announced their selection:

Minnesota Vikings @Vikings

The #Vikings have traded the 76th overall pick to Kansas City and will now have the 80th overall pick. #VikingsDraft http://t.co/07LO03el46

Kansas City Chiefs @Chiefs

Welcome to #ChiefsKingdom, Chris Conley! #ChiefsDraft | http://t.co/uJynRx405o http://t.co/2tG9nJXsky

Texans Trade Up for Jets' No. 70 Overall Pick

The New York Jets announced details of the trade, and the Houston Texans announced their selection:

New York Jets @nyjets

We've traded our 3rd (70th) for HOU's 3rd (82), 5th (152), 7th (229) and WR DeVier Posey.

Houston Texans @HoustonTexans

GOT HIM! With the 70th pick, the #Texans select WR Jaelen Strong! http://t.co/wpivUDQ1SE

Seahawks Trade Up for Redskins' No. 69 Overall Pick

The Seattle Seahawks announced details of the trade and their selection:

Seattle Seahawks @Seahawks

TRADE! Seahawks get #Pick69 (R3)... Redskins get: #Pick95 (R3) #Pick112 (R4) #Pick167 (R5) #Pick181 (R6) #SeahawksDraft #NFLDraft

Seattle Seahawks @Seahawks

With #Pick69 the #SeahawksDraft WR @TDLockett12 from @KState_Football. #NFLDraft http://t.co/OXmbMHFM8X

Buccaneers Trade Up for Colts' No. 61 Overall Pick

The Indianapolis Colts announced details of the trade before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers revealed their selection:

Indianapolis Colts @Colts

Colts trade 2nd-RD (61) & 4TH-RD (128) to Tampa Bay for Bucs 3rd-RD (65) & 4th-RD (109). #ColtsDraft

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @Buccaneers

The #Bucs traded up to nab their 2nd targeted offensive linemen of Day 2 in Ali Marpet. READ: http://t.co/HFlxhYSZEJ http://t.co/9IUhQsQxoy

Ravens Trade Up for Cardinals' No. 55 Overall Pick

The Baltimore Ravens announced details of the trade and their selection:

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens traded their 58th pick and a fifth rounder (No. 158) for the 55th pick from the Arizona Cardinals. #InOzzieWeTrust

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

The Ravens move up to the 55th pick to snag TE Maxx Williams. Welcome to #RavensNation, @Williams_Maxx! http://t.co/bcpu2ec9oX

  

Eagles Trade Up for Dolphins' No. 47 Overall Pick

Around the NFL announced details of the trade and the Philadelphia Eagles' selection:

Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

Miami has traded the 47th and 191st picks to Philadelphia in exchange for the 52nd, 145th and 156th picks.

Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

With the 47th overall pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select defensive back Eric Rowe.

Texans Trade Up for Browns' No. 43 Overall Pick

Around the NFL announced details of the trade and the Houston Texans' selection:

Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

Cleveland has traded the 43rd and 229th picks to Houston for the 51st, 116th and 195th picks.

Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

With the 43rd overall pick, the Houston Texans select linebacker Benardrick McKinney.

Panthers Trade Up for Rams' No. 41 Overall Pick

The Carolina Panthers announced details of the trade and their selection:

Carolina Panthers @Panthers

The #Panthers have traded picks 57, 89 and 201 to the #Rams for the 41st overall selection. #PanthersDraft

Carolina Panthers @Panthers

With the 41st pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the #Panthers select WR Devin Funchess from Michigan. #PanthersDraft http://t.co/4Mks0oekN6

Giants Trade Up for Titans' No. 33 Overall Pick

Around the NFL announced details of the trade and the New York Giants' selection: 

Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

Tennessee trades pick No. 33 to the New York Giants for the 40th, 108th and 245th picks.

Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

With the 33rd overall pick, the New York Giants select defensive back Landon Collins.


Day 1 Trades

Broncos Trade Up for Lions' No. 23 Overall Pick

Twentyman revealed details of the trade and the Denver Broncos announced their selection:

Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

Lions are getting G/C Manny Ramirez, the 143rd pick (5th) this year and a 5th next year for moving back to 28.

Denver Broncos @Broncos

#Broncos first pick in 2015 #NFLDraft is … @X_RAYted56! #BroncosDraft http://t.co/OOTrDBCV1x

Chargers Trade Up for 49ers' No. 15 Overall Pick

The San Francisco 49ers announced details of the first in-draft trade and the San Diego Chargers quickly announced its selection:

San Francisco 49ers @49ers

#49ers trade 15th overall pick to #Chargers for 17th overall pick, 4th-round pick (117th) and 2016 5th-round pick. http://t.co/z5hzxusY8Z

Los Angeles Chargers @Chargers

Welcome to San Diego, @Melvingordon25!!! 💯 #ChargersDraft http://t.co/F1NmrKWEcW


Notable Predraft Trades

Seahawks Send First-Round Pick to Saints for Jimmy Graham

While there were several attention-grabbing moves made this offseason, perhaps none of them measured up to the trade between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks that sent tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick to the Pacific Northwest in exchange for center Max Unger and the 31st overall selection in the 2015 draft.

Dealing a player of Graham's caliber certainly came as a huge surprise to Saints fans, but it made the draft even more interesting since New Orleans is now the owner of two first-round picks.

That may prove to be a major coup for the organization, but quarterback Drew Brees admitted to being taken aback by the trade when it was first announced, per an interview with WWL Radio (via ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas):

I think it shocked all of us. A lot of crazy things happened, though, during the course of free agency for a lot of different teams. Unfortunately, you've been around long enough, you see some of these things happen at times. If anything it shows the confidence our organization has in the young players, especially the young skill players on offense, just feeling like those are guys that now have a chance to step up and fill a big void and fill a big role and continue to progress forward.

Despite the initial feeling that Seattle may have won the trade by bringing in the biggest impact player, Saints head coach Sean Payton believes his team plugged holes by making the deal, per PFT on NBCSN:

PFTonNBCSN @PFT_Live

#Saints HC Sean Payton says trading Jimmy Graham to #Seahawks for Max Unger & 1st-rd pick, was about "improving the weaknesses on our team."

The Saints are in a good spot with five picks in the first three rounds. That should allow them to improve one of the NFL's worst defenses, while also surrounding Brees with more talent on offense.

Seattle is perhaps the deepest team in the league, so the trade makes sense from its perspective as well, since its need for draft picks may not be as great as those of other organizations.

Browns Acquire Bills' 2015 First-Rounder at 2014 NFL Draft

One of the biggest trades concerning the first round of the 2015 NFL draft took place at last year's event when the Buffalo Bills traded their 2014 first-round pick as well as first- and third-round selections in the 2015 draft to the Cleveland Browns for their 2014 first-rounder.

The Bills selected wide receiver Sammy Watkins out of Clemson, while the Browns went with cornerback Justin Gilbert. Early returns suggest Buffalo has the advantage because Watkins went for 982 yards and six touchdowns as a rookie, but Cleveland can change that by nailing the No. 19 selection in 2015.

Despite Watkins' solid rookie campaign, many have criticized the Bills for their aggressiveness. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is among those who believe Buffalo was too aggressive in moving up:

Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

@GeorgeFoster72 they could have spread some money around elsewhere. It's about value. Gave up 2 much in Watkins trade and these contracts

That argument may have some merit, since the Bills could have stayed put and selected New York Giants stud receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but new head coach Rex Ryan is happy to have Watkins in the fold, according to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News

"That was a bold move, but it wasn't a brash move. It was a bold move. ... A guy like Sammy Watkins comes down the pike once every 10 years. So think (general manager Doug Whaley) just went for it and, obviously, we're fortunate to have Sammy."

While the aforementioned bold move means Buffalo will have to sit out the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, barring a trade, the Bills were ultimately able to get their guy.

The Browns, on the other hand, have a golden opportunity to improve their roster significantly with a pair of first-rounders, and they cannot afford to slip up.

Saints Net Dolphins' Third-Round Pick in Kenny Stills Deal

The Saints have been extremely active this offseason in terms of acquiring draft picks. In addition to the first-rounder they secured from Seattle, New Orleans also nabbed a third-round selection and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for wide receiver Kenny Stills.

While Stills was a dangerous deep threat for the Saints who racked up 931 yards and three touchdowns in 2014, New Orleans was able to bring in some good value. Ellerbe is a likely starter at inside linebacker, and the No. 78 selection could land another impact player.

According to Larry Holder of NOLA.com, Payton was quite pleased with the trade despite parting with an explosive offensive player:

Larry Holder @LarryHolder

Payton on Stills trade: feel like Ellerbe graded high and can play and the pick helps.

The Saints have enough early picks that they can replace Stills at some point in the first three rounds. The 2015 draft class is remarkably deep at wide receiver, which may be why New Orleans was willing to pull the trigger on the deal.

New Orleans has positioned itself quite well, and it will arguably be the most interesting team to watch over the first two days of the draft.

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