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The idea of projecting trades seemed pointless two weeks ago when it was not known where each team would be drafting. Now that the draft order has been locked in for non-playoff teams, some of the trade ideas that have been stewing in our minds over the past few months are starting to surface. There are two types of teams: those with a franchise quarterback and those searching. Every year, we see action at the top of the draft as teams attempts to get in position to secure one of those top quarterbacks prospects. In this week's mock draft scenario, two teams execute the idea of trading up for those players.

Without further ado, let's kick this off! 

NFL Mock Draft
Round 1
Round 1 - Pick 1
Clemson • Jr • 6'6" / 220 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
1st
POSITION RNK
1st
Trevor Lawrence to Jacksonville is a formality at this point. They should begin to negotiate his contract now that he has declared.
Round 1 - Pick 2
BYU • Jr • 6'3" / 210 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
6th
POSITION RNK
3rd
New York starts fresh with Zach Wilson and an additional pick(s) acquired in a deal for Sam Darnold. There are a lot of holes to fill but there is a promising, fresh start in the Big Apple.
  Mock Trade from Miami Dolphins
Round 1 - Pick 3
Ohio State • Jr • 6'3" / 228 lbs
Projected Team
Carolina
PROSPECT RNK
4th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Carolina moves up to secure the No. 3 overall pick and the rights to Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields. It will cost them two second round picks.
  Mock Trade from Atlanta Falcons
Round 1 - Pick 4
Trey Lance QB
NFL Draft • Soph • 6'4" / 226 lbs
Projected Team
Detroit
PROSPECT RNK
12th
POSITION RNK
4th
Detroit moves up to Atlanta's pick and takes the next best quarterback. Trey Lance is far from a finished product but he can learn behind Matthew Stafford for a year. It has appeared that the Lions and Stafford were headed towards a parting of ways in the near future anyway.
Round 1 - Pick 5
Oregon • Jr • 6'6" / 330 lbs
Projected Team
Cincinnati
PROSPECT RNK
2nd
POSITION RNK
1st
Cincinnati watches all the chaos untangle before them and happily select Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. The team's focus has to be securing the protection of Joe Burrow.
Round 1 - Pick 6
LSU • Jr • 6'0" / 208 lbs
Projected Team
Philadelphia
PROSPECT RNK
5th
POSITION RNK
1st
Philadelphia may have lost on Sunday Night Football intentionally, or maybe not. No one will remember nor care two months from now. They take the top wide receiver off the market as the next step to overhauling that room.
  Mock Trade from Detroit Lions
Round 1 - Pick 7
Michigan • Sr • 6'4" / 272 lbs
Projected Team
Atlanta
PROSPECT RNK
7th
POSITION RNK
1st
Atlanta adds some much needed pass rush for its new head coach. Kwity Paye is not the elite edge rusher that Joey Bosa, Myles Garrett, Chase Young or Nick Bosa were before him but he has proven to be a high impact player in 2020.
  Mock Trade from Carolina Panthers
Round 1 - Pick 8
Penn State • Jr • 6'3" / 244 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
3rd
POSITION RNK
1st
Miami adds an elite piece to its defense after trading down from No. 3 overall. They continue to stockpile picks as part of a "rebuild" under successful head coach Brian Flores.
Round 1 - Pick 9
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'2" / 207 lbs
Projected Team
Denver
PROSPECT RNK
11th
POSITION RNK
1st
Denver would have loved to land Micah Parsons but the board did not fall in its favor. Instead, they take the top cornerback off the board and continue adding talent to Vic Fangio's defense.
Round 1 - Pick 10
Florida • Jr • 6'6" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Dallas
PROSPECT RNK
10th
POSITION RNK
1st
The Kyle Pitts to Dallas pick was well-received Monday, so let's run it back. The Cowboys could entertain the idea of taking the next best cornerback but instead elect to go all out on offense.
Round 1 - Pick 11
Alabama • Jr • 6'1" / 175 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Giants
PROSPECT RNK
8th
POSITION RNK
2nd
New York graciously welcomes the Heisman Trophy winner and one of the most productive wide receivers that college football has ever seen. Devonta Smith is a polished performer and, by all accounts, a grounded young man that should pay immediate dividends for Joe Judge.
Round 1 - Pick 12
Alabama • Jr • 6'2" / 203 lbs
Projected Team
San Francisco
PROSPECT RNK
13th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Patrick Surtain II has not seen many passes thrown his way this season and he may not see much more moving forward as the talented San Francisco defensive line returns from injury in 2021.
Round 1 - Pick 13
Virginia Tech • Jr • 6'5" / 314 lbs
Projected Team
L.A. Chargers
PROSPECT RNK
19th
POSITION RNK
5th
Los Angeles continues to build a wall around stellar rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. Christian Darrisaw is capable of protecting Herbert's blindside for a decade-plus.
Round 1 - Pick 14
Miami (FL) • Soph • 6'7" / 265 lbs
Projected Team
Minnesota
PROSPECT RNK
14th
POSITION RNK
1st
Minnesota is an interesting team in need of some change this offseason. The roster has a lot of aged players and they are not close to contending. Gregory Rousseau is a blue-chip capable player that could swing the narrative back in their favor.
Round 1 - Pick 15
Alabama • Jr • 5'10" / 182 lbs
Projected Team
New England
PROSPECT RNK
9th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Jaylen Waddle to New England has been a common projection. The team is not going to add its quarterback of the future here so the idea of adding a top tier wide receiver is feasible. Bill Belichick has had to watch some pretty poor wide receiver play in recent years and I imagine that has left his stomach unsettled.
Round 1 - Pick 16
South Carolina • Jr • 6'1" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Arizona
PROSPECT RNK
43rd
POSITION RNK
4th
Arizona takes another step into the future by adding Jaycee Horn. They have a handful of impact players on that side of the ball.
Round 1 - Pick 17
Georgia • Fr • 6'3" / 240 lbs
Projected Team
Las Vegas
PROSPECT RNK
97th
POSITION RNK
9th
Las Vegas adds some pass rush in the form of Azeez Ojulari. The Georgia star was dominant against Cincinnati and the Raiders could use some of that ability opposite Maxx Crosby.
Round 1 - Pick 18
Northwestern • Jr • 6'3" / 305 lbs
Projected Team
Miami
PROSPECT RNK
16th
POSITION RNK
3rd
I envision Rashawn Slater manning the right tackle position, which would allow Robert Hunt to move to guard. Miami would essentially be set along the offensive line for several years to come.
Round 1 - Pick 19
Clemson • Jr • 6'0" / 190 lbs
Projected Team
Washington
PROSPECT RNK
33rd
POSITION RNK
3rd
Washington needs a wide receiver but it is a little too early to take the next best at the position relative to the talent of other players on the board. They also need a left tackle but prospects at that position would be a reach as well. They hold tight and take Derion Kendrick to capitalize on the pass rush provided by the defensive line.
Round 1 - Pick 20
USC • Jr • 6'4" / 315 lbs
Projected Team
Chicago
PROSPECT RNK
18th
POSITION RNK
4th
Chicago adds Alijah Vera-Tucker to an unsteady offensive line likely tasked with blocking for Mitchell Trubisky and David Montgomery next season. I am not sure Bears fans envisioned that scenario two months ago but it seems likely as they are stuck in no man's land in regards to a quarterback in the first round.
Round 1 - Pick 21
Notre Dame • Jr • 6'1" / 215 lbs
Projected Team
Jacksonville
PROSPECT RNK
28th
POSITION RNK
3rd
Jacksonville has a couple of talented young pass rushers and they plug a sideline-to-sideline capable linebacker between them. The days of a Myles Jack and Telvin Smith tandem have come to an end.
Round 1 - Pick 22
Texas • Jr • 6'4" / 253 lbs
Projected Team
Indianapolis
PROSPECT RNK
34th
POSITION RNK
4th
I know Colts fans are tired of hearing the Joseph Ossai selection but it makes sense. They would probably entertain offensive line if the right players were available to them.
Round 1 - Pick 23
Miami (FL) • Jr • 6'5" / 266 lbs
Projected Team
Cleveland
PROSPECT RNK
103rd
POSITION RNK
9th
Cleveland adds another high end pass rusher opposite Myles Garrett. Olivier Vernon has been great when healthy this season but the team needs a more reliable contributor as they look to take the next step as a franchise.
Round 1 - Pick 24
Penn State • Soph • 6'5" / 253 lbs
Projected Team
Tennessee
PROSPECT RNK
75th
POSITION RNK
8th
Tennessee needs pass rush. It is a narrative that is neither new nor secret. Jayson Oweh can step in and offer some of what they have been lacking.
Round 1 - Pick 25
Clemson • Sr • 5'10" / 205 lbs
Projected Team
Tampa Bay
PROSPECT RNK
21st
POSITION RNK
1st
Ronald Jones has performed much better this season than the prior two years. However, Travis Etienne would give them a more reliable option moving forward. He is great at catching passes out of the backfield and that will be comfortable to Tom Brady.
Round 1 - Pick 26
Ohio State • Soph • 6'4" / 313 lbs
Projected Team
Baltimore
PROSPECT RNK
15th
POSITION RNK
2nd
Baltimore wants to win in the trenches first and foremost. They have lost some important pieces to that offensive line but the investment in Wyatt Davis will provide a little more stability.
Round 1 - Pick 27
Ohio State • Jr • 6'1" / 188 lbs
Projected Team
N.Y. Jets
PROSPECT RNK
67th
POSITION RNK
11th
New York's offensive line has played better down the stretch but it still has some holes. It would not be a surprise to see them address that at the top of the second round. For now, they add a pass catcher for Zach Wilson.
Round 1 - Pick 28
Michigan • Jr • 6'5" / 320 lbs
Projected Team
Pittsburgh
PROSPECT RNK
29th
POSITION RNK
7th
Zach Banner went down with an injury before the season but the job was not his without question in the first place. Jalen Mayfield can seal the edge for Ben Roethlisberger or whichever quarterback Pittsburgh ends up supporting.
Round 1 - Pick 29
Florida • Sr • 6'0" / 193 lbs
Projected Team
New Orleans
PROSPECT RNK
119th
POSITION RNK
20th
Kadarius Toney replaces Emmanuel Sanders in New Orleans. There will be questions about the quarterback position but they save some money by replacing the veteran with explosive rookie Kadarius Toney. The Saints have their backs up against the proverbial salary cap wall and this provides them with some relief.
Round 1 - Pick 30
Tulsa • Jr • 6'4" / 260 lbs
Projected Team
Buffalo
PROSPECT RNK
37th
POSITION RNK
5th
Buffalo's defense has started to resemble the unit that its fans had come to know and love but another linebacker next to Tremaine Edmunds would make them impenetrable up the middle.
Round 1 - Pick 31
Missouri • Jr • 6'0" / 232 lbs
Projected Team
Green Bay
PROSPECT RNK
22nd
POSITION RNK
2nd
Green Bay ushers in a youth movement with Nick Bolton taking over at linebacker. The Packers had a need last offseason after allowing Blake Martinez to walk and it remains a concern despite the team's very successful regular season.
Round 1 - Pick 32
Oklahoma • Jr • 6'5" / 307 lbs
Projected Team
Kansas City
PROSPECT RNK
61st
POSITION RNK
13th
Clyde Edwards-Helaire was deemed a luxury pick last offseason. The question of "what do you get someone that has everything?" seems to arise every year with Kansas City because of their talented roster. Their entire starting interior offensive line was taken late Day 3 of the draft. It would benefit them to upgrade.