With NFL Trading Deadline Rounded (Tuesday at 4:00 PM ET ) a number of teams have already made the move. Who else will enter the trade event? Follow along as we tell our early thoughts on the biggest deals below.
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Leonard Williams for the Giants: This is a reminder of Marcus Stroman's acquisition of the Mets' trade, as the Giants are apparently fading away from disputes but are interested in breaking free agency line in 2019. We had Williams strapped to the Eagles, although Dave Hetmanman's defense on the defensive line was difficult to limit. The move forces the Giants to quickly evaluate Williams and the pressure is also on him to sign, given that they split the third and fifth rounds for the right to see him for eight games. Good for the Jets, who get just over the compensation value for a player who would never sign for the long term.
CITY: D +
High danger for the Giants, assuming Williams stays healthy for the rest of the season and scores well enough to earn a long-term extension. While he helps them right away, the team is 2-6.
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Kenyan Drake to the Cardinals: After the team trip to Pittsburgh for Monday Night Football was obviously a new horizon for Drake . As it turns out, the ruling needy cardinals are his new destination. Oddly aggressive despite its 3-4-1 record, Arizona is looking to immediately replace the production they lost in position due to injuries. Drake is better than what is on the free agent market right now.
Conditional six, which could turn into fifth, according to NFL.com might be a little higher if Drake finishes covering it this year, however, it's obvious that GM Steve Keim is working to quickly legitimize this experiment with Kliff Kingsbury. The team is better than many expected at the moment.
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Michael Bennett to the Cowboys: Despite Robert Quinn's renaissance this season, I still suspected that Dallas might be looking for some depth of rotation when passing faster to strengthen their protection. Vic Beasley is obviously the headliner in this group in terms of available assets, but Bennett comes at a much lower price. The former Buccaneer / Seahawk / Eagle / Patriot has been relegated to a conditional late tournament that could prove to be a steal if Bennett made some memorable moments down. Bennett pulled out 2 1/2 sacks and four touchdowns in just a handful of games with the Patriots this year. He played less than half the team in seven games.
Low cost, mid-up for a team that could use more experience at the end of a divisional match.  * * *
Emmanuel Sanders to the 49s: Sanders proved to be a consolation prize for both undefeated Super Bowl competitors who want to upgrade their wide receiving corps. Mohammed Sanu was known to both Bill Belikik and Kyle Shanahan, while Sanders was welcomed by Belikik in free agency several years ago. The 32-year-old, however, managed to put some pressure in his first game with the 49ers and needs to get in quick with a foul that expertly opens talented runners on routes.
While the receiver's help premium was relatively high during this time of year ( Sanu brought the second round and Sanders received third and fourth, with the fifth round returning to the 49ers), he made one from the toughest teams in football to the scheme against even more difficult ones.
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Mohammed Sanu to the Patriots: Quite possibly one of the most telegraphed moves of the Belihik era, the Patriots coach apparently looked at every rock for wide receiver and solid help. and he ultimately pays a high premium for the Falcons goal # 3. With the loss of Josh Gordon and Antonio Brown, New England hopes to ease the burden on Julian Edelman and Philip Dorset by adding a versatile, perfect scheme that already seems useful. Sanu has two catches for 23 yards in 37 snaps as a Patriot.
I think anyone who suggests the Patriots get paid here should realize that they can keep Sanu in 2020 and mitigate all costs with future compensation selection. Sanu is the perfect kind of receiver for Josh McDaniels' offense, and if you're watching the next Super Bowl, getting a second round pick is relatively impossible in the long run.
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Gareon Conley for Texans: Houston was late to the rotation market, which meant they had to choose potential over proven goods . Conley, the former Raiders first round pick, could have been selected for a third series that is far less premium than the Aries paid for Jelen Ramsay, but far more premium than the Aries paid for Marcus Peters. In his first act with the Texans, he helped the team beat Auckland with a critical game down. John Gruden seems to have the ability to awaken hidden talent on his roster by pairing them with other coaches. We'll see if Conley has had similar success in Houston as Amari Cooper and Halil Mack elsewhere.
Most people would agree to this deal, but I applaud organizational alignment (or lack thereof), I'm not sure what to call it when everyone agrees with you because you fired everyone who don't do it), Texans are all hell. They are up to two top-100 selections in 2020 if their current select numbers are kept up.
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Jalen Ramsey to the Rams: Probably the biggest stunning of the trade season. Cornerback wasn't necessarily Aries' move this fall, but it did fit well with General Manager Les Snead's long-held view of the relative value of future times to current talents. Ramsay maintains them in a divisional arms race that gets more serious with each passing day and is one of the few players capable of locking one side of the field alone.
CITY: B +
Ramsey made 66% of his snaps in his Falcons debut, forcing a forced stroke, and 100% of shots in last week's win over the Bengals. Yes, Aries will have no choice in the first round until the current term of the current president, but if that is ultimately the weight they need to overcome some of their offensive defects, then Snead will not be missed.
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Marcus Peters to the Ravens: In his first game with the Ravens, Peters fenced off potential MVP Russell Wilson in a rare mistake. This type of player became Peters despite a history of rude behavior in Kansas City. The Baltimore defense, who also added Earl Thomas this season, can continue to develop his scheme under creative coordinator Wink Martindale. They also received it for the modest amount of backup backer and fifth round pick; loss, further mitigated by the fact that Baltimore would receive a potential compensatory return if not received.
Eric DeCosta and the Ravens have a phenomenal understanding of player value. Joe Flacco reported the fourth round in trade, and the Kaare Vedwick trade returned them for the fifth round. Vedwick is not even on the list. But Peters is and should help lead them to a divisional title.
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Austin Corbett to the Rams: Like the Texans and the cornerback market, the Rams went shopping for offensive help but had to pick potential beyond proven talent . Corbett, a very high pick in the second round, played moderately in Cleveland, and while it's a bad sign that the Browns are ready to part with him so early, John Dorsey's assessment should not be the last word here. Corbett was inactive against the Bengals in his second team game.
It's hard to judge right now, though this trade may have the potential to look really bad for the Browns if Corbett develops a starter for this team. The Browns got rid of him, despite his considerable lack of depth in front.
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