Trades for high NFL draft picks discussed more than previous years
The more important issue to consider is that trading at the top of the draft is no longer cost prohibitive. Because of the slotting system devised by the league and the NFL Players Association, teams are locked into only four-year deals with the draft’s top picks.
Moreover, those deals feature far less guaranteed money…That’s why trades at the top of the draft…are now much more doable.
Multiple sources said teams such as the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 11 and Philadelphia Eagles at No. 15 have talked about moving up into the top eight selections.
Would anyone be disappointed by an aggressive move up the board by KC to take Ryan Tannehill? Yeah, didn't think so.