A Look Into 1st Rd. Trades from ’09 to Present

By PFC Draft Lead Philip Arnold (@PhilipArnold20)

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The NFL Draft is tomorrow! From now until the 1st round is complete everyone will be hearing rumors about their teams trading up or moving back. Teams like the Browns, Dolphins and 49ers are the most commonly used when talking about trading picks in this year’s first round.  This article looks into the history, starting in 2009 and going into last year’s draft on the 1st round deals that have occurred and how they’ve panned out for teams.  Teams have traded up from the late picks to early giving up a slew of picks to acquire the top talent of that year’s draft class. Some teams have moved back multiple times in the 1st round to stock pile picks. Will there be a block buster trade tomorrow? We will soon find out.

2012

Minnesota traded pick number 3 to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for pick number 4, 4th round pick 118, 5th round 139 and 7th 211. At pick 3 the Browns selected RB Trent Richardson.  One spot late the Vikings were able to grab OT Matt Kalil.  With the other accumulated picks the Vikings selected WR Jarius Wright at 118, CB Robert Blanton at 139 and pick 211 was traded to the Titans in exchange for a 6th round pick in the 2013 draft.

Analysis: The Browns were able to secure RB Trent Richardson to solidify their backfield.  Though the Browns had some other needs in this draft they felt Richardson was their top priority and wanted to make sure he was theirs.  Richardson battled a few injuries during his rookie campaign only playing in 15 games but was able to rush for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns while catching 51 passes for 367 yards.  Minnesota was able to pick up Kalil one spot pick later who ended up starting in every game for Vikings this past season.  He played a big factor in opening holes for RB Adrian Peterson who nearly broke the single season rushing record.  Jarius Wright appeared in 7 games for the Vikings catching 22 passes for 310 yards and 2 touchdowns.  With Percy Harvin gone, Wright will play a much larger part in the Vikings offense looking like the #3 receiver.  Blanton appeared in 13 games for Vikings totaling 10 tackles while mainly being a special teams contributor.

Tampa Bay traded the 5th pick to Jacksonville in exchange for pick number 7 and 4th round pick 101. At the 5th pick the Jaguars selected highly touted WR Justin Blackmon.  The Buccaneers used pick number 7 to draft S Mark Barron and used pick 101 in a package to jump back into the first round to acquire Doug Martin.

Analysis:  Blackmon appeared in all 16 games for the Jaguars, hauling in 64 passes for 865 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Blackmon’s season started slow and began putting up most of his production at about the half way mark of the season.  Blackmon filled a huge need for the Jaguars but had slim QB production from Blaine Gabbert who averaged a 40.9 QBR before getting injured.  Barron made an immediate impact for the Buccaneers in the secondary starting all 16 games.  He was able to record 72 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 1 INT.  The 4th round pick, 101 was then sent to Denver in a package to move back into the first to select RB Doug Martin.

St. Louis traded pick number 6 to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for pick number 14, and a 2nd rounder at pick 45.  The trade allowed Dallas to select CB Morris Claiborne with the 6th pick.  At 14 the Rams picked up DT Michael Brockers and packaged pick 45 to the Bears in exchange for pick 50 and a 5th rounder and pick 150.

Analysis: Morris Claiborne started 15 games for the Cowboys during his rookie season while recording 43 tackles, 1 INT, and 2 Fumble Recoveries resulting in 1 Touchdown.  Brockers after missing the first 3 weeks with injury, was able to record 20 tackles and 4 sacks for the Rams.  With the 45 selection the Rams sent it to the Bears for pick 50, Isaiah Pead, and 150, Rokevious Watkins.  The Bears ended up using that selection on Alshon Jeffery.  Pead only rushed 10 times for the Rams this past season, but will most likely enter the season in competition for the starting spot in the backfield.  Watkins only saw action in one game. 

The Seahawks trade the 12th pick to the Eagles in exchange for pick 15, a 4th rounder at pick 114 and a 6th rounder at pick 172.  The Eagles who jumped up 3 spots selected DT Fletcher Cox.  At pick 15 the Seahawks surprised and took Bruce Irvin.  At pick 114 the Seahawks got DT Jaye Howard and with 172 selected CB Jeremy Lane. 

Analysis: If you look for positives from the Eagles defense this year, Cox’s is one.  Though he only started 9 games, he tied for the team lead at 5.5 sacks and totaled 32 tackles.  The Seahawks selection, Irvin, was a bit of a surprise to many.  Irvin is a bit of a project and finished the year with 8 sacks and 10 tackles for the NFC championship contending Seahawks.  He was mostly used in pass rushing situations.  Howard only appeared in 2 games and didn’t record any tackles while Lane started in 3 games while contributing 8 tackles for the Seahawks. 

Cincinnati traded its 21st pick to the Patriots in exchange for pick 27 and a 3rd round pick 93.  At 21 the Patriots selected DE Chandler Jones.  The Bengals were able to add offensive line help at 27 with G Kevin Zeitler and used pick 93 on DT Brandon Thompson. 

Analysis:  Jones started 13 contests for the Patriots while recording 6 sacks, 3 Forced fumbles and 24 tackles.  Jones will enter 2013 as the Patriots starting DE.  Zeitler made an immediate impact being only one of 10 Bengals to start every game.  Thompson only appeared in 3 games and recorded just 1 tackle. 

Denver held the 25th pick and traded it to the Patriots in exchange for pick 31 and 4th round pick 126. The Patriots selected LB Dont’a Hightower after moving up to pick 25.  Both picks the Broncos received from New England were shipped away to the Buccaneers in exchange for 2nd round pick 36 and 4th rounder 101. 

Analysis: Hightower started 13 games for the Patriots.  He recorded 60 tackles and 4 sacks during his rookie season.  The Broncos trade of picks 31 and 126 were sent to the Buccaneers for picks 36 and 101.  This trade allowed the Buccaneers to select breakout rookie RB Doug Martin at 31, a need for the Broncos.  At pick 36 the Broncos locked up DT Derek Wolfe, who started all 16 games while recording 40 tackles and 6 sacks.  The 126th pick was sent to the Buccaneers in exchange for 101 with whom the Broncos took Omar Bolden who totaled 13 tackles. 

The Baltimore Ravens traded pick 29 to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for pick 35 and a 4th rounder at pick 98.  The Vikings used the 29th pick to take S Harrison Smith after addressing the offensive line with their first pick.  After moving back the Ravens selected LB Courtney Upshaw at 35 and Gino Gradkowski at 98. 

Analysis: Harrison Smith had a very solid rookie campaign for the Vikings totaling 104 tackles, 3 Interceptions, 2 TDs, and 11 Passes Defended.  Courtney Upshaw had a successful rookie season also totaling 60 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2 Fumble Recoveries.  After the retirement of Matt Birk, Gradkowski is in line in to earn the job as the Ravens starting center.

The final first round trade during the 2012 draft involved the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos.  Denver, after trading from pick 25 to pick 31, moved again from 31 to 36 allowing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to move up and select Doug Martin.  The Buccaneers also received Denver’s 4th round pick at 126, which was traded to the Texans along with their 3rd rounder at 68 for Houston’s 2nd at 58 and 7th and 233.  Tampa then used pick 58 on OLB Lavonte David and 233 on TE Drake Dunsmore.  Denver who acquired pick 36 selected on Derek Wolfe and Omar Bolden. 

Analysis: After beginning the day at pick 25 the Broncos moved twice and were left without a first round selection in 2012.  Their first pick last year was in the 2nd round at 36 with DT Derek Wolfe. Wolfe started all 16 games while recording 40 tackles and 6 sacks for the Broncos.  At 101 the Broncos selected CB Omar Bolden who totaled 13 tackles.  After moving back into the 1st round the Buccaneers used pick 31 to take Doug Martin.  Martin bursted onto the NFL scene in 2012, rushing for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Lavonte David started all 16 games, totaling 139 tackles and 2 sacks who was acquired with the trade of the 126th pick.  Also in that trade Tampa selected Tight End who did not appear in a game this season.

2011

The first trade of the 2011 draft was a blockbuster between Cleveland and Atlanta.  After A.J. Green was selected Julio Jones became the next prolific WR available.  Many thought Cleveland was going to take Jones, but after getting a call from the Falcons the Browns moved from the 6th pick to the 27th.  The Browns received Atlanta’s 27th pick, a 2nd at 59, a 4th at 124 and a first and 4th round pick in 2012.  The Browns then moved up to the 21st pick after trading their 3rd round pick at 70.  With the 21st pick the Browns acquired DT Phil Taylor, WR Greg Little with the 59th, FB Owen Marecic at 124 and used the 1st round in 2012 on QB Brandon Weeden.   The 2012 4th round pick was sent to Minnesota. 

Analysis: Well let’s just say who knows if Brandon Weeden will be the Browns QB this 2013 season.  The Browns could have had Julio Jones and instead he’s going wild in Atlanta next to Roddy White.  Would he of had the same production with the Browns? That is could be argued because the Browns don’t have Matt Ryan at QB.  In 2 seasons with the Falcons Jones has caught 133 passes for 2,157 yards and 18 touchdowns.  This past season he caught 79 passes for 1,198 yards and 18 touchdowns.  Let’s look at the flip side, the Browns leading receiver this season, Josh Gordon, caught 50 passes for 805 yards and 5 touchdowns.  Quite a difference in numbers, even with Jones being Atlanta’s second to third target with Roddy White and Tony Gonzalez.  Phil Taylor started every game of his rookie season but missed half of the 2012 season after a weight lifting injury.  In 2 seasons he’s had 73 tackles and 5 sacks for the Browns.  Greg Little in 2 seasons with the Browns has caught 114 passes for 1,356 yards and 6 touchdowns.  Little has posted good enough stats for the Browns, but has been battling a drop problem that has been occurring more than often for Wide Receivers in Cleveland.  The trade also allowed the Browns to acquire FB Owen Marecic after losing Lawrence Vickers that year to free agency.  I think the Browns would much rather have Vickers back than Marecic.  In 2 seasons he’s appeared in 24 games and hasn’t shown much production as a blocker.  Like I stated earlier Brandon Weeden’s opening day starter spot in Cleveland is up for grabs after just one season.  This year Weeden had a 57.4% completion percentage, threw for 3,385 yards and had 14 touchdowns to 17 interceptions. 

Washington held the 10th pick and moved back to 16 after a trade with the Jaguars.  Jacksonville sent pick 16 and 2nd round pick 49 to the Redskins for pick 10 which was used to select QB Blaine Gabbert.  Washington used the 16th pick on OLB Ryan Kerrigan.  The Redskins then sent the acquired 2nd round pick at 49 to the Colts in exchange for a 3rd round pick at 53 and a 5th rounder at 152.  After receiving picks 53 and 152, the Redskins traded a few times and essentially ended up with pick 3rd round pick 79, 4th round 105, 5th round pick 146, 6th 178 and 7th round pick 217.  Pick 79 was used on WR Leonard Hankerson, 105 brought Washington RB Roy Helu, 146 was used to take S Dejon Gomes, 178 selected WR Aldrick Robinson, and finally 217 finished the deals with OT Maurice Hurt.

Analysis: Blaine Gabbert has been far off the production number Jacksonville was hoping for when they moved up to take him.  In 2 NFL season Gabbert has produced 3,876 yards, 21 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and a 54 completion percentage.  He’s only played in 25 out of a possible 32 games missing 6 games in 2012.  For the Redskins defensively, Kerrigan has posted 117 tackles, 16 sacks and 12 knock downs after playing in every game both 2 years.  5th round pick Dejon Gomes has been a contributor for the Redskins defense also posting 75 tackles, 6 pass deflections and 1 interception in 2 seasons with the ‘Skins.  Offensively Leonard Hankerson had a major increase in playing time in 2012 compared to 2011.  In 2012 he caught 38 passes for 543 yards and 3 touchdowns.  After rushing for 640 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2011, Roy Helu is no longer a presence in the Redskins backfield following the emergence of Morris Alfred. Maurice Hurt has provided depth on the OL posting 9 starts in 2 seasons. Lastly, Aldrick Robinson has caught 11 passes for 237 yards in 15 appearances this past year with the Redskins. 

After moving back from pick 6 to 27, Cleveland then moved up to 21.  The Chiefs at the other end of the trade received pick 27 and Cleveland’s 3rd round pick at 70.  The Browns used pick 21 to draft Phil Taylor.  Kansas City’s 27th pick ended up turning into 26 after Baltimore failed to enter their pick in time.  The 26th pick was used on WR Jon Baldwin and pick 70 was on LB Justin Houston. 

Analysis: Phil Taylor started every game of his rookie season but missed half of the 2012 season after a weight lifting injury. In 26 games with the Chiefs, Baldwin has recorded 41 catches for 579 yards and only 2 touchdowns.  In 2 seasons he’s had 73 tackles and 5 sacks for the Browns.  In 2 seasons on the Chiefs defensive unit Houston has recorded 1222 tackles and 15.5 sacks along with 1 interception. 

The Patriots traded out of the 2011 first round after a trade which moved the Saints back into the first round.  The Patriots traded the 28th pick to the Saints in exchange for New Orleans 2nd round pick at 56 and the Saints 2012 1st rounder.  The Saints selected RB Mark Ingram with the 28th pick.  The Patriots then selected RB Shane Vereen with the 56th pick.  The 2012 1st rounder acquired by the Patriots ended up being at pick 27.  The Patriots ended up trading up from 27 to 21 along with sending pick 93 to the Bengals.  At 21 the Patriots selected DE Chandler Jones.

Analysis: Ingram has recorded 1,076 yards and 10 touchdowns in a crowded New Orleans backfield.  Shane Vereen has only totaled 308 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2 seasons with the Patriots.  Jones started 13 contests for the Patriots while recording 6 sacks, 3 Forced fumbles and 24 tackles.  Jones will enter 2013 as the Patriots starting DE. 

2010

The first trade of the 2010 draft occurred when the San Francisco 49ers moved up from pick 13 to 11 with the Denver Broncos.  San Francisco sent pick 13 and 4th round pick 113 to Denver in exchange for pick 11.  San Francisco then selected OT Anthony Davis at 11.  Then Broncos traded both picks they received.  The 13th pick was traded in exchange for pick 24, 70, and 87.  Then pick 24 and acquired pick 113 were traded to New England in exchange for pick 22.  After multiple trades the Broncos ended up drafting WR Demaryius Thomas at 22, WR Eric Decker at 87.

Analysis: Anthony Davis has started every game in 3 years at RT anchoring down the Super Bowl contending 49ers offensive Line.  For the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas emerged as Denver’s number 1 receiver in 2012.  Through his 3 year career he’s caught 148 passes for 2,268 yards and 16 touchdowns.  Thomas’s counterpart, Decker, also had a break out 2012 season, catching 135 passes for 1,782 yards and 22 touchdowns in his 3 years with Denver. 

San Diego moved up 16 selections from 28 to 12 in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.  Miami sent pick 12, 4th round pick 110 and 6th round pick 173 to the Chargers for pick 28, 2nd round pick 40, 4th round pick 126 and LB Tim Dobbins.  San Diego used the 12th pick on RB Ryan Mathews. With pick 110 the Charges selected S Darrell Stuckey and pick 173 was a part of a trade that landed the Chargers 3rd round pick 79, which was used on LB Donald Butler.  The Dolphins used pick 28 on DT Jared Odrick; pick 40 was used on DE Koa Misi. Acquired pick 126 was then a part of a package which resulted in the Dolphins acquiring pick 119 and selected LB A.J. Edds.

Analysis: Injury bit all 3 years with San Diego, Mathews has posed 2,476 yards and 14 touchdowns with the Chargers.  His best year came in 2011 posting 1,091 yards and 6 touchdowns.   In 3 seasons with the Chargers, 4th round pick Stuckey has 26 tackles and no interceptions.  Donald Butler has had success with the Chargers posting 173 tackles, 5 sacks and 2 interceptions in 3 seasons.  For the Dolphins, Jared Odrick has totaled 47 tackles and 11 sacks.  Koa Misi has recorded 140 tackles and 9 sacks during his 3 year career with the Dolphins. AJ Edds has bounced around teams; Miami, New England and Indianapolis and didn’t appear in any games with the Dolphins.  Tim Dobbins who was also acquired played one season with the Dolphins totaling 47 tackles and 1 sack.

After moving from pick 11 to 13, Denver again moves back trading from 13 to 24.  This deal with Philadelphia sent Denver pick 24, 3rd round pick 70 and 3rd round pick 87. Denver than ended up trading pick 24 to move up to pick 22 and select WR Demaryius Thomas.  Philadelphia used the 11 pick to draft DE Brandon Graham. 

Analysis:  For the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas emerged as Denver’s number 1 receiver in 2012.  Through his 3 year career he’s caught 148 passes for 2,268 yards and 16 touchdowns.  Thomas’s counterpart, Decker, also had a break out 2012 season, catching 135 passes for 1,782 yards and 22 touchdowns in his 3 years with Denver.  Brandon Graham with the Eagles had totaled 46 tackles along with 8.5 sacks.  His best year of production came in 2012 with 38 tackles and 5.5 sacks and will most likely be behind Connor Barwin this upcoming season. 

 Once again Denver was on the move, this time moving up from the 24th selection to 22 after a trade with the New England Patriots.  Denver sent pick 24 and 4th round pick 113 to New England to move up to pick 22.  Like stated earlier Denver used pick 22 on WR Demaryius Thomas.  New England then traded pick 24 along with their 4th round pick 119 to Dallas for pick 27 and 3rd round pick 90.  New England then pick DB Devin McCourty at pick 27 and WR Taylor Price with the 3rd round pick at 90. Lastly, New England used the 4th round pick at 113 acquired from the Broncos to select Aaron Hernandez. 

Analysis: For the Broncos, Demaryius Thomas emerged as Denver’s number 1 receiver in 2012.  Through his 3 year career he’s caught 148 passes for 2,268 yards and 16 touchdowns. For the Patriots defensively, Devin McCourty has totaled 186 tackles, 14 interceptions and 42 passes defended in 3 seasons.  He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in his rookie season, 2010.  Taylor Price has bounced around from New England to Jacksonville in attempt to make a name for him.  He has only recorded 5 career receptions and 80 yards.  On the flip side Aaron Hernandez has made a name for him and has had much success in the Patriots’ offense.  In 3 seasons, Hernandez has pulled in 175 receptions and 1,956 yards from Tom Brady to pair with 18 touchdowns. 

After moving back from pick 22 to 24, New England then again moved back from 24 to 27.  Dallas sent pick 27 and 3rd round pick 90 to the Patriots for pick 24 and 4th 119.  New England used pick 27 to select DB Devin McCourty and pick 90 on WR Taylor Price.  Dallas selected WR Dez Bryant with the 24th pick. Dallas then traded pick 119 to the Dolphins in exchange for 4th round pick 126 and 6th round pick 179.  Dallas selected CB Akwasi Owusu-Ansah at 126 and OT Sam Young at 179.

Analysis: For the Patriots defensively, Devin McCourty has totaled 186 tackles, 14 interceptions and 42 passes defended in 3 seasons.  He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in his rookie season, 2010.  Taylor Price has bounced around from New England to Jacksonville in attempt to make a name for him.  He has only recorded 5 career receptions and 80 yards.  Dez Bryant has recorded 200 receptions for 2,871 yards and 27 touchdowns throughout his 3 year career with Dallas.  He’s also added value in special teams for the Cowboys returning 42 punts for 384 yards and 15 kicks for 348 yards.  Akwasi Owusu-Ansah joined his 3 team in 3 years this past season with the Oakland Raiders.  Sam Young is now with the Buffalo Bills after one season with the Cowboys.  He ended up starting 4 games in 2012 with the Bills but are his only starts in his career.

After multiple other 1st round trades, the Broncos were on the move again this time moving up to pick 25 with the Baltimore Ravens. The Broncos sent 2nd round pick 43, 3rd round pick 70 and 4th round pick 114 to the Ravens in exchange for pick 25.  The Broncos used pick 25 on QB Tim Tebow.  The Ravens addressed the defensive side of the ball with the 43 pick drafting DE Sergio Kindle.  After Kindle the Ravens picked up two tight ends with pick 70, Ed Dickson, and 114 Dennis Pita. 

Analysis: Good Ole’ Tim Tebow. Tebow played 2 seasons with the Broncos starting 23 games in 2 seasons. During his time in Denver Tebow had a 47.3 completion percentage, 2,383 yards and 17 TDs to 9 INTS. In Denver, Tebow had six 4th quarter comebacks and 7 game-winning drives.  After moving up to secure him, Tebow is no longer on the Broncos roster and is a part of the New York Jets QB circus.  Kindle is no longer with the Ravens and is currently a free agent, and has recorded 1 career tackle. Ed Dickson in 3 seasons with the Ravens has started 30 games catching 86 passes for 905 yards and 6 touchdowns. Dennis Pita has only started 7 games in 3 seasons but has hauled in 102 passes for 1,075 yards and 10 touchdowns.  Pitta and Dickson have supplied a solid 1, 2 punch at Tight End for the 2012 Super Bowl champion Ravens.

The final 1st round trade of the 2010 NFL draft involved the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. Minnesota traded pick 30 and 4th round pick 128 to Detroit for 2nd round pick 34m 4th round pick 100 and 7th round pick 214.  Minnesota used pick 34 on DB Chris Cook, pick 100 on DE Everson Griffen and pick 214 on TE Mickey Shuler.  Detroit used the trade up to secure RB Jahvid Best.  With the also acquired pick at 128 the Lions selected OT Jason Fox.

Analysis: Jahvid Best has had a very unfortunate concussion problem.  It caused Best to miss the whole 2012 season and it is unknown if he will take the field in 2013 or ever again.  In his first 2 seasons with the Lions Best posted 945 yards rushing, 774 receiving, 6 rushing touchdowns and 3 receiving touchdowns. Jason Fox in 3 seasons with the Lions has appeared in just 5 games. For the Vikings Defensively Chris Cook has posted 57 tackles and 11 passes defended.  Everson Griffen has 12 sacks, 32 tackles and 3 Fumble recoveries in his 3 year career.  Tight End Mickey Shuler has bounced around with the Vikings, Dolphins and is currently on the Raiders roster and has 2 career receptions.

2009

The first trade of the 2009 NFL draft was between the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets.  Cleveland traded the 5th pick to the New York Jets in exchange for pick 17, 2nd round pick 52.  The Browns traded pick 17 after the move to the Buccaneers for the 19th pick.  Once the Browns were on the clock at 19, they traded back again to 21 ultimately selecting C Alex Mack. The Browns then used new 2nd round pick 52 to select DE David Veikune.  New Cleveland coach Eric Mangini also acquired some guys he was familiar with from New York in DE Kenyon Coleman, S Abe Elam and QB Bret Ratliff.  The Jets used the 5th pick to select QB Mark Sanchez.

Analysis: Eric Mangini worked up a deal with his former team the Jets to acquire an additional second and some guys he coached before.  The Browns first round selection turned into pick 21 after a few trades, Alex Mack.  In 4 seasons as the center for the Browns, Mack has started every game of his career.  In 2010 Mack received his invitation to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. For being a mid-2nd round pick the Browns definitely missed on Veikune.    He played one season with the Browns and didn’t record any tackles.  He then went to Denver in 2010 and has been out of the league since then.  Kenyon Coleman played for the Browns for 2 seasons.  In 27 starts with the Browns he recorded 78 tackles, 4 sacks, and 3 Fumble recoveries.  Abe Elam also played 2 seasons with the Browns. He started 31 games and recorded 134 tackles, 2 interceptions and 12 passes defended.  Bret Ratliff never made an appearance for the Browns.

After trading back from 5 to 17, the Browns traded back once again from 17 to 19.  The Buccaneers sent pick 19 along with 6th round pick 191 to the Browns for pick 17.  The Buccaneers selected QB Josh Freeman.  The Browns traded the 19th pick to the Eagles in exchange for pick 21 and 6th round 195.  The Browns selected C Alex Mack at pick 21 and DB Coye Francis with pick 191. 

Analysis: In 4 seasons as the Buccaneers QB, Freeman has started 56 games, has a 58 completion percentage, 12,963 yards and 78 touchdowns to 63 interceptions.  He also has 4 rushing touchdown to pair with 902 rushing yards in his 4 years. In 4 seasons as the center for the Browns, Mack has started every game of his career.  In 2010 Mack received his invitation to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.  With his 2 seasons in Cleveland, Francis recorded 3 tackles and barely played.

Like previously stated, the Browns moved back again from 19 to 21 with the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Eagles sent pick 21 and 6th round 195 to the Browns for the 19th pick.  The Eagles used pick 19 on WR Jeremy Maclin.  At 21 the Browns finally selected and took C Alex Mack.  With pick 195 the Browns added backfield help with RB James Davis.  

Analysis: In his 4 year career with the Eagles, Maclin has started 57 games catching 258 passes for 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns.  He’s yet to break the 1k receiving mark in a season during his career. In 4 seasons as the center for the Browns, Mack has started every game of his career.  In 2010 Mack received his invitation to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. James Davis saw very light action in 9 games in 2 years with the Browns.  He has 75 yards rushing and is not currently on an NFL roster.

The Patriots held the 23 pick, but the Ravens came offering to move up.  The Ravens gave pick 26 and 5th round pick 162 to the Patriots to move up to pick 23.  The Ravens selected OT Michael Oher with pick 23.  The Patriots then traded out of pick 26 with the Green Bay Packers.  In that trade the Patriots received Green Bay’s 2nd round pick 41, and 3rd round picks 73 and 83.  Pick 162 was also sent to the Packers.  At 41 the Patriots selected CB Darius Butler. The Patriots then traded pick 73 to the Jaguars for 2nd round pick in 2010 and 7th round pick 232.  The Patriots selected WR Brandon Tate with the 83rd selection.  The Patriots traded the 2010 2nd round they received, 44, and 6th round pick 190 to the Raiders for pick 42.  The Patriots used pick 42 on TE Rob Gronkowski.  The 7th round pick at 232 was used on WR Julian Edelman.

Analysis: Mike Oher has paid huge dividends on the Ravens offensive line.  Oher has started every game in his 4 year career at tackle for the Ravens.  He is now the for sure left tackle for the blindside of Joe Flacco. For the Patriots, Darius Butler played 2 seasons in New England recording 3 Interceptions, 54 tackles and 14 pass defended.  On the offensive side, Brandon Tate also played 2 season in New England recording 11 starts, 24 receptions for 432 yards and 3 touchdowns.  He currently is with the Cincinnati Bengals.  Rob Gronkowski has been a huge addition for the Patriots.  In his 4 year career Gronkowski has been selected to two Pro Bowl teams and one All-Pro team.  He has 38 starts for the Pats, with 187 receptions and 2,663 yards along with 38 touchdowns.  Julian Edelman has been a special teams and offensive contributor for the Patriots.  As a 7th round pick he’s turned himself into a reliable return man.  Edelman has 72 punt returns for 947 yards and 3 touchdowns in his career. He also has 26 kick returns for 563 yards.  Offensively, Edelman has caught 69 passes for 714 yards and 4 career touchdowns.

After moving back from pick 23 to 26 the Patriots moved back again with the Green Bay Packers.  New England sent pick 26 along with 5th round pick 162 to Green Bay for 2nd round pick 41 and 3rd round picks 73 & 83.  Green Bay selected LB Clay Mathews at 26 and OT Jamon Meredith at 162.  The Patriots used pick 41 on CB Darius Butler.  The Patriots then traded pick 73 to the Jaguars for 2nd round pick in 2010 and 7th round pick 232.  The Patriots selected WR Brandon Tate with the 83rd selection.  The Patriots traded the 2010 2nd round they received, 44, and 6th round pick 190 to the Raiders for pick 42.  The Patriots used pick 42 on TE Rob Gronkowski.  The 7th round pick at 232 was used on WR Julian Edelman.

Analysis: Clay Mathews has been a HUGE addition to the Packers defense.  Mathews has been selected to 4 Pro Bowl teams and was named an All-Pro in 2010.  In 45 career starts for the Packers, Mathews has recorded 42.5 sacks, 4 interceptions and 163 tackles. Jamon Meredith has been 5 different NFL teams and made 16 career starts.  For the Patriots, Darius Butler played 2 seasons in New England recording 3 Interceptions, 54 tackles and 14 pass defended.  On the offensive side, Brandon Tate also played 2 season in New England recording 11 starts, 24 receptions for 432 yards and 3 touchdowns.  He currently is with the Cincinnati Bengals.  Rob Gronkowski has been a huge addition for the Patriots.  In his 4 year career Gronkowski has been selected to two Pro Bowl teams and one All-Pro team.  He has 38 starts for the Pats, with 187 receptions and 2,663 yards along with 38 touchdowns.  Julian Edelman has been a special teams and offensive contributor for the Patriots.  As a 7th round pick he’s turned himself into a reliable return man.  Edelman has 72 punt returns for 947 yards and 3 touchdowns in his career. He also has 26 kick returns for 563 yards.  Offensively, Edelman has caught 69 passes for 714 yards and 4 career touchdowns.

The last first round trade of the 2009 had the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles swapping picks. The Buffalo Bills traded OT Jason Peters to acquire pick 28, 4th round pick 121 and 6th round pick 192 in 2010 from Philadelphia.  The Bills used pick 28 to draft C Eric Wood.  The Bills then selected TE Shawn Nelson with pick 121 and drafted DE Danny Batten with pick 192 in 2010. 

Analysis: Eric Wood has started 47 games in 4 years with the Bills.  He’s been used at both the center and guard position.  Shawn Nelson hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2010.  In 2 seasons with the Bills he started 13 games, caught 20 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown.  Danny Battens only playing time came in 2011 with the Bills when he started 4 games. He totaled 25 tackles and a half sack.  Since being traded to the Eagles, Jason Peters has started 42 games.  He made the Pro Bowl in three of those years; 2009, 10, and 11. In 2010 and 2011 he was selected to the All-Pro teams.