3 NFL players that could be traded before the deadline in 2022

Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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Not only has the 2022 season not started, but the NFL trade deadline is still months away. Which players could be moved at the deadline?

The NFL trade deadline is often a very hectic time for some teams.  Usually, the teams who are firmly out of a playoff spot might consider trading some veterans away to acquire some young players or draft capital for the future.

On the flip side, teams who are right in the thick of a playoff hunt might consider trading for a veteran or two to put them over the edge.

The 2022 NFL season will be no different once we get to the trade deadline.

However, especially in the AFC, there appears to be a ton of parity, so I would not be surprised to see more teams than normal trying to add players before the deadline passes.

In most respects, the acquisition of players at the trade deadline are usually just rentals for the rest of the season, but there is still a chance that these players could stick around longer.

With that said, let’s try and predict some players who could be moved at the 2022 NFL trade deadline.

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Jun 14, 2022; Flowery Branch, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive back Casey Hayward (29) on the field during Minicamp at the Falcons Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Players who could be moved at the NFL trade deadline in 2022

CB. . 3. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Casey Hayward. 44

Casey Hayward has been in the NFL since 2012, playing for the Packers, Chargers, and Raiders.

Now, entering his age-33 season, Heyward decided to return home and play for the Atlanta Falcons.

The Georgia native signed an $11 million contract this offseason, so he isn’t breaking the bank anymore.

Hayward would be a perfect player to acquire in a trade for a competing team.  Obviously, a contending team may suffer an injury in the secondary and could end up using Heyward’s services.

Or, a team simply might need another quality player in the secondary.

Who knows what exact situation might arise that may warrant a team trading for Hayward, but him being moved makes sense.  Hayward would still get to play for his hometown team, but would also have the chance to play for a contender if one comes calling.

Being that he’s 33 this season, he likely does not have a ton of quality football left.

If Hayward wants to win a Super Bowl, he may end up wanting a trade to a contender, and he is a solid candidate to be moved at the 2022 NFL trade deadline.