There was no shortage of compelling trades made during day one of the 2023 NFL Draft in Kansas City.
The biggest stunner of them all: The Houston Texans acquiring the No. 3 and No. 105 selections from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for the No. 12 and No. 33 picks plus Houston’s 2024 first and third-round picks.
In all, there were six trades involving first-round picks made in Thursday’s action-filled draft night. According to a report, three other clubs were desperate to make the number of trades even higher.
Citing a source, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons and Las Vegas Raiders “desperately” attempted to trade up late in round one on Thursday.
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The Raiders selected Texas Tech defensive end Tyree Wilson at No. 7 overall, and the Falcons surprised many by going with Texas running back Bijan Robinson with the next selection. Three picks later, the Titans went with Northwestern offensive lineman Peter Skoronski.
Many thought that Vegas, Atlanta and Tennessee would be interested in taking a quarterback with their first-round pick. In a stunner, Kentucky’s Will Levis went undrafted in round one.
Perhaps those three clubs were keen on taking Levis, who was widely expected to be a top five or 10 draft selection. But in the end, the Kentucky product went home without being selected on Thursday night.
The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the No. 32 selection, courtesy of the Chicago Bears because of the Chase Claypool trade. Might the Falcons, Raiders or Titans try to move up early in round two? Stay tuned.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.