NFL Free Agency: Several trades impacting 2020 NFL draft landscape

March 16, 2020

Free agency’s legal tampering period is off and running and several big trades have already taken place that will shake up the 2020 NFL draft order.

In case you missed it, here are the trades that have gone down so far:

  • Colts trade No. 13 overall (1st round) to 49ers for DL DeForest Buckner
  • Falcons trade 2nd and 4th-round picks to Ravens for TE Hayden Hurst and 5th-round pick
  • Cardinals trade RB David Johnson, a 2nd-round pick in 2020 and a 4th-round pick in 2021 to Texans for WR DeAndre Hopkins and a 4th-round pick in 2020

It’s been an incredible flurry of moves that include several current and former All-Pros and three selections in the first two rounds.

The biggest draft-day impact is the Colts’ trade, as the 49ers now have two first-round picks at their disposal. Indianapolis had been rumored as a potential landing spot for Utah State’s Jordan Love at No. 13 overall, but that’s obviously over now.

Did San Francisco move up for a quarterback who can eventually replace Jimmy Garoppolo? We’ll soon find out.

And just think: We’re only four hours into free agency. Expect more trades involving draft picks over the next few days.

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