Three major trades that will shake up 2022 NFL Draft plans

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2022 NFL Draft
2022 NFL Draft: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals prepares for a game against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

As we approach the 2022 NFL Draft, which trades could teams make that would not only shake up the league but the draft itself?

There has been a bit of news working its way across the NFL landscape recently.  Specifically, Kyler Murray and his situation with the Arizona Cardinals has left many teams wondering if he could potentially be available for trade.

Not only him, but Deebo Samuel, A.J. Brown, and Terry McLaurin are all set to skip their teams’ offseason workouts unless they get new contracts.

Seahawks’ D.K. Metcalf’s status is also something to monitor as well.

There’s been no indication that any of these teams would be willing to trade these payers, but we did just see perhaps the best offensive player in the NFL, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, get moved from the Chiefs.

I would have to think that all of these teams would prefer to keep their star offensive players, but I suppose there’s no guarantee, especially in the NFL.

The draft is less than two weeks away, and a potential trade for any of these players could not only shake up the entire draft but the league itself as well.

More and more rumors will continue to swirl until some type of decision is made.  As of now, let’s look at three major trades that could shake up the league and the NFL Draft.

Three trades to shake up 2022 NFL Draft plans

1. Kyler Murray to the Houston Texans

Perhaps the Texans could be a player for Kyler Murray if the Cardinals do indeed listen to trade offers.

Murray is from Bedford, Texas, which is the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, but a return to his home state could be very appealing.  The Texans don’t exactly have a ton of players that would come over in a trade, but they do have draft capital.

They have two first-round picks, at number three and 13th overall.

I think that could be the baseline to begin trade talks.  Sure, Kyler Murray might be young and a bit dramatic, but he’s an unbelievably good football player who has a long career ahead of him.  Most teams in the NFL would be upgrading at the position if they traded for him.

Acquiring Murray for at least picks 3 and 13 would give the Texans their long-term answer and would put the Cardinals in a solid position to draft a quarterback they like, or simply use those picks in another way.

I do think the Cardinals and Murray ultimately come to a resolution here, but making a trade like this would be major for a multitude of reasons.