The NFL’s top executives are set to release a flurry of trades this week, with a few notable names to watch in particular.
The NFL’s most notable trades of the past week are set for Wednesday morning.
This comes just days after the Los Angeles Rams announced they have parted ways with defensive tackle Aaron Donald, and it comes two days after trading the Dallas Cowboys’ first-round pick for the rights to quarterback Dak Prescott.
As part of the Rams trade, the Rams acquired the rights for 2018 third-round draft pick.
It’s a deal that could make it difficult for the team to re-sign Prescott.
With a projected $28 million cap hit, the Cowboys were going to need to make some major moves in order to reacquire the quarterback.
But if Prescott is still available, the team could use that first-rounder to upgrade their roster.
The Rams also received 2018 third round draft pick and 2018 conditional fourth-round picks.
This will allow them to address a need with a trade of the second-round selection in the draft.
The Cowboys traded second-rounder in the 2018 draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for 2019 third-rounder.
The Eagles could use this pick to address their need at cornerback, as the team only has four selections in the 2019 draft.
While the Cowboys could use the 2019 pick to upgrade at cornerback with a deal involving a cornerback, it’s possible that they could use their 2019 second- round pick to draft a player who can make an immediate impact on the field for the Cowboys.
If the Eagles select cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the Dallas franchise could use a cornerback in the first round.
Ramsey is a physical, long-armed cornerback who was a member of the 2018 NFL draft class.
The Cowboys could trade down in the third round to acquire Ramsey, who would likely command a very high price.
The Dallas franchise also could use defensive tackle Myles Garrett to upgrade its roster at the position.
The Dallas franchise has the third-highest cap hit in the NFL, and Garrett is due to make $8 million in base salary for the 2018 season.
Garrett has a massive contract that will likely require a big price to be released by the Cowboys, which could open up a roster spot for the second time in as many years.
The Rams traded a second- and third-year option on 2017 third- and fourth-rounder picks.
The 2017 pick was traded to the Washington Redskins for 2018 second-and third-and fourth-year picks.
In return, the Redskins received 2018 first- and second-year options.
The first-year and second year options represent an interesting option for the Rams, who could use them to upgrade the roster in the future.
The second- year option would give the Rams a first-day pick in 2019 and 2019 second and third round picks.
That would give them a very solid starting point in the middle rounds of the 2019 NFL draft.
If the Rams use their 2018 second and second round picks on another cornerback, they could potentially target the 2018 third and third and 2018 third, and 2018 fourth- and sixth-round selections.
The Redskins could also use a second and fifth-round choice to acquire a cornerback if they choose to move on from DeAngelo Hall.
The team has several needs at cornerback in 2018, and the Rams could use these picks on Hall, who is due $13 million in salary in 2019.
The Browns traded a first round pick and a 2019 second round pick for 2017 third and fourth round picks in return for 2018 first and second and 2019 third and fifth round picks and 2019 first and fourth.
The Browns were hoping to trade down to acquire 2018 first round and 2019 fifth round draft picks.
The 2017 first round draft would be a nice asset for the Browns in 2018 if they decide to trade their 2017 first and third rounds.
The 2018 second round draft is a great opportunity for the Cleveland Browns, who have the sixth-highest salary cap hit.
If they use the second round to draft an offensive lineman in the 2020 NFL draft, the Browns would be able to address one of their biggest needs at the quarterback position.
The New Orleans Saints have a huge need at quarterback, and they have two of the top-rated offensive tackles in the game in Jonathan Cooper and Brandon Scherff.
If Cooper or Scherff were to be traded, the Saints would likely look to address the offensive line position in the near future.
While a trade involving Cooper and Scherff would not be surprising, it could be a bit of a surprise if the Saints trade Cooper or the pair of offensive linemen to the Rams in order for the Saints to get Cooper or both.
The Saints are one of the NFL’s worst offensive line defenses in 2018.
Cooper and Schmitt could provide some value to the Saints at the offensive tackle position, which would be the ideal spot for Cooper.
The Los Angeles Chargers also have an offensive line need, and if the Rams are interested in trading Cooper, it would make sense for the Chargers to trade him.