The theme of the 2022 NFL draft is teams trying their hardest to trade down in what is not expected to be a very strong draft like years past.
We are just a few hours away from watching a ton of young men have their entire lives change just by hearing their names called.
NFL insider Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated is now reporting that two teams are actively trying to make moves in the draft, but not to go up. He reported that the Washington Commanders and New Orleans Saints could both move down in the draft.
“Two more teams that are open to moving down, if things fall a certain way—the Commanders and Saints,” he said on Twitter. “If a receiver they like isn’t there at 11, Washington might slide back a few slots. And the Saints could move off 19.”
“Not as many teams looking to go up,” he continued.
Will the Washington Commanders go offense or defense in the first round of the 2022 NFL draft? ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has Washington going offense with Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave.
“If Washington wants to put Carson Wentz in a position to succeed, it could take Olave and pair him with another Ohio State receiver in Terry McLaurin. The Commanders’ defense has a lot of young talent, but the offense is lacking. Olave is great after the catch.”
Unlike some teams, there does not seem to be much consensus around what the New Orleans Saints are going to do with their two first-round picks. Even with Michael Thomas potentially coming back, last year showed just how badly the team might need a WR to pair with him to give Jameis Winston another weapon.