More than two months remain until the 2023 NFL Draft, and five first-round picks have already been traded. CBSSports.com revisits each of those deals to explore how it has played out thus far.
It felt as though the partnership between Seattle and quarterback Russell Wilson was souring over the final two years. There were reports of “preferred destinations” before a trade had ever been requested. Denver was excited about acquiring the quarterback to work with first-year head coach Nathaniel Hackett. Fast forward a year: Hackett is gone, and media outlets are exploring ways for the AFC West franchise to get out of Wilson’s freshly signed contact in the event new head coach Sean Payton is unable to fix him. The team finished at the bottom of the AFC West with a 5-12 record.
Seattle used its haul of picks to rebuild the roster. Offensive tackle Charles Cross and edge rusher Boye Mafe were added with picks acquired in the deal last year. General manager John Schneider can continue his impressive run by making the most of this year’s draft capital. Drew Lock did not contribute to the team’s success but…
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Author : Josh Edwards
Publish date : 2023-02-16 02:08:46
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