2022 NFL Draft: 3 teams who should trade into the first round

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Several teams should consider trading into the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft

The first round of the 2022 NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 28 and on that day we will see some of the most talented players in all of college football drafted to begin their professional football careers.

This is already shaping up to be one of the most memorable NFL Drafts in recent memory, partially due to the incoming talent and partially due to the sheer number of teams that have multiple draft picks in the first round.

As of this writing, eight teams have two or more picks in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft: Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles.

That means there are several teams that do not have a pick at all in the first round. Currently, that list is comprised of the Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Las Vegas Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, and the Los Angeles Rams.

Will the Indianapolis Colts trade into the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft?

After going all-in to bringing in Carson Wentz to the team for the 2021 season, the Colts were able to recoup some of their draft capital by sending him back to the NFC East.

Despite the trades, the team is still without a first-round pick in the draft this year, but that could change if there is a wide receiver or cornerback that falls within striking distance.

The team needs a corner that can lock down the likes of Tennessee’s AJ Brown, Houston’s Brandin Cooks, and Jacksonville’s Christian Kirk on the regular.

The team made a win-now trade to bring in Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons to command the offense. They should consider making one more on the defensive side of the ball.

If the Colts are enamored with someone like Sauce Gardner or Derek Stingley Jr. should they push their remaining chips toward the middle of the table and take one of the draft’s lock-down corners.