There was plenty of dealing in Las Vegas on Thursday, and not just at the casinos.
The 2022 NFL Draft got off to an unusual start in Sin City on Thursday with five defensive players coming off the board to begin the first round. There was only one quarterback taken in the entire first round, and he didn’t even get selected until No. 20 overall.
The theme of the night, however, was trades. From No. 11 through No. 32, there were nine swaps that featured first-round picks. That’s the highest number in a first round since 2004, and it doesn’t even include the flurry of blockbuster trades that took place in the lead-up to the draft.
On Thursday, some teams packaged draft capital to move up and take a coveted player, while a pair of teams acquired established receivers as part of draft-day deals.
With so many deals taking place in such a short span, here’s a look at each move from the 2022 first round (listed by the primary pick involved in each move):
New Orleans Saints receive: No. 11 pick (WR Chris Olave)
Detroit Lions receive: No. 12 pick (WR Jameson Williams), No. 46 pick
Minnesota Vikings receive: No. 32 pick, No. 34 pick, No. 66 pick
Houston Texans receive: No. 15 pick (G Kenyon Green), No. 124 pick, No. 162 pick, No. 166 pick
Tennessee Titans receive: No. 18 pick (WR Treylon Burks), No. 101 pick
Philadelphia Eagles receive: WR A.J. Brown
Kansas City Chiefs receive: No. 21 pick (CB Trent McDuffie)
Baltimore Ravens receive: No. 23 pick
Arizona Cardinals receive: WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, No. 100 pick
Buffalo Bills receive: No. 23 pick (CB Kaiir Elam)
Baltimore Ravens receive: No. 25 pick (C Tyler Linderbaum), No. 130 pick
New York Jets receive: No. 26 pick (DE Jermaine Johnson II), No. 101 pick
Tennessee Titans receive: No. 35 pick, No. 69 pick, No. 163 pick
Jacksonville Jaguars receive: No. 27 pick (LB Devin Lloyd)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receive: No. 33 pick, No. 106 pick, No. 180 pick