The 2017 NFL draft hasn't even concluded, but teams have already executed a record number of trades in Philadelphia.
On Saturday, league spokesman Brian McCarthy announced the 37 trades at this year's draft surpassed the old mark (34) set in 2008. NFL Network's Rich Eisen explained one big factor behind the draft record:
No deal has made bigger waves than the Chicago Bears' moving up to the second overall selection to pick Mitchell Trubisky. In order to move up just one spot, the Bears swapped first-round picks with the San Francisco 49ers and sent the Niners their 2017 third- and fourth-round picks as well as a third-rounder in 2018.
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The Kansas City Chiefs also surprised many when they traded up to the No. 10 pick to get Patrick Mahomes. The Chiefs traded away their 2017 first- and third-rounders and their first-round pick for next year.
Teams were aggressive to try to get the best quarterbacks in this year's class, but Bleacher Report's Brent Sobleski thought the Cleveland Browns had the best approach as they added DeShone Kizer in the second round without making a trade:
This year may be a bit of an outlier in terms of the volume of trades, but NFL general managers will never stop doing whatever it takes to get the top player on their draft board.