The 2020 NFL draft has passed but there are still plenty of transactions to come. Here are trade targets for every team after the draft.
New England Patriots: Josh Rosen
Rosen has been put in possibly two of the worst situations for a young quarterback in recent memory with the 2018 Steve Wilks Cardinals and the 2019 Dolphins. Rosen is a tough athlete who has proven to be more durable behind 2 porous offensive lines than advertised coming out of UCLA and still has the ability to process information and scan the field. The Patriots have a timing based offense that relies on the quarterback to let the ball out quickly and the Patriots would surely love the ability that Rosen brings.
Compensation: 2021 6th round pick
Miami Dolphins: Dante Pettis
Pettis had a good rookie year but got close to no snaps by the end of the 2019-2020 season after a disappointing early season run. The 49ers drafted Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, and Jalen Hurd in the last 2 drafts and there are only 3 wide receiver spots left to accommodate Richie James, Trent Taylor, Kendrick Bourne, and Dante Pettis. Pettis would get the 49ers the most compensation and the pick rich and slot WR needy Miami Dolphins should certainly give San Francisco a call. Pettis would be a good fit with Davante Parker and Preston Williams outside and would provide Tua with another future weapon.
Compensation: 2021 5th round pick
New York Jets: Everson Griffin
Griffins is on the wrong side of 30 at this point in his career but showed that he can still be an effective pass rusher last year. Griffin is an emotional and driven leader who did wonders for the Minnesota Vikings front seven in his time there. The Jets attempted to fill all the holes on their roster but they could not go wrong adding extra pass rush next to Quinnen Williams, Henry Anderson, and Jabari Zuniga. Griffin can help be a mentor to Zuniga and Williams but can produce right away and should see decent production for at least next year.
Contract: 1 year, 7 Million (5 Million guaranteed)
Buffalo Bills: Mychal Kendricks
With the retirement of Lorenzo Alexander, the Buffalo Bills would currently be trusting A.J. Klein to man a starting linebacker job but there is still some quality left in free agency that will not demand much money. Mychal Kendricks, the brother of Eric Kendricks, has been an average to good outside linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles after being drafted in 2012. He would play a similar role in Buffalo at outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense but red flags do exist. Kendricks participated in insider trading and served a suspension last year for doing so. Other names to be considered here are Alec Ogletree or Darron Lee.
Contract: 1 year, 2.5 Million (500,000 garunteed)