6 NFL stars that could be traded away during the 2022 draft

San Francisco 49ers. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

NFL star Deebo Samuel traded during the 2022 NFL Draft?

The big-ticket item during this offseason, the league has gone into a frenzy upon hearing that Deebo Samuel wants to be traded.

The veteran is coming off his best season as a professional with almost 1800 total yards and 14 scores. He is the poster child of an offensive weapon that everyone is now trying to find for their own team.

Samuel’s success isn’t a secret; he excels as a receiver but is incredible with the ball in his hands as a runner. He took on the role of a hybrid running back on more than one occasion as he carried the ball 59 total times last season.

Anytime he got the ball in his hands he was looking to make a big play. He was the key reason the 49ers even made a push for the playoffs. He was that good as a player.

The issue seems to stem from the fact that his contract expires at the end of this season, and he likely wants to be the highest-paid receiver in football.

If the 49ers aren’t willing to make that deal, trading him during the draft is a logical next step. It will be a costly move for whatever team acquires Samuel, but he is a dynamic weapon that can aid any offense.

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While the focus of this draft will naturally be the rookies getting selected, don’t be surprised to see some relatively big veterans get moved as well. This offseason has seen an unprecedented number of players moved, and that doesn’t figure to stop during the draft. In particular, keep an eye on these six stars that could be traded away during the draft.