NFL drafts when top two picks are traded


By The Associated Press

Previous years in which the top two picks were traded in the NFL Draft:

1967 — New Orleans to Baltimore and New York Giants to Minnesota

The New Orleans Saints traded the first overall pick, the third-round pick and a 1969 seventh-round pick to the Baltimore Colts for quarterback Gary Cuozzo, offensive tackle Butch Allison and a 17th-round pick. Baltimore selected defensive end Bubba Smith with the first overall pick, guard Norm Davis in the third round and defensive end Gary Fleming in the seventh round. The Saints selected linebacker Billy Bob Stewart in the 17th round.

The New York Giants traded the second overall pick and a second-round pick, plus a 1968 first-round pick and a 1969 second-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for quarterback Fran Tarkenton. The Vikings selected running back Clint Jones with the second overall pick and wide receiver Bob Grim in the second round. The Vikings selected offensive tackle Ron Yary with the first overall pick in 1968 and guard Ed White in the second round of the 1969 draft.

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1975 — Baltimore to Atlanta and New York Giants to Dallas

The Baltimore Colts traded the first overall pick and a sixth-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for the third overall pick and offensive lineman George Kunz. The Falcons selected quarterback Steve Bartkowski with the top pick. Baltimore selected guard Ken Huff with the third overall pick and linebacker Fulton Kuykendall in the sixth round.

The New York Giants traded the second overall pick and a 1976 second-round pick to the Dallas Cowboys for quarterback Craig Morton. Dallas selected defensive tackle Randy White with the second overall pick and running back Jim Jensen in the second round of the 1976 draft.

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1997 — New York Jets to St. Louis Rams and New Orleans to Oakland

The New York Jets traded the first overall pick to the St. Louis Rams for the sixth overall pick plus the third-, fourth-, and seventh-round picks. The Rams selected left tackle Orlando Pace with the top pick. New York traded the sixth overall pick to Tampa Bay for the eighth overall pick and a fourth-round pick. The Jets selected linebacker James Farrior with the eighth overall pick, Dan Neil in the third round, defensive end Terry Day and running back Leon Johnson in the fourth round and quarterback Koy Detmer in the seventh round.

The New Orleans Saints traded the second overall pick and a sixth-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for wide receiver Daryl Hobbs, the 10th overall pick, second- and fourth-round picks. Oakland selected defensive end Darrell Russell with the second overall pick and John Fiala in the sixth round. The Saints selected guard Chris Naeole in the first round, defensive end Jared Tomich in the second round pick and defensive Pratt Lyons in the fourth round.

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2016 — Tennessee to Los Angeles and Cleveland to Philadelphia

Tennessee traded its first-round (No. 1), fourth- (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) draft picks to the Los Angeles Rams for the Rams first- (No. 15), two second- (No. 43 and No. 45), third- (No. 76) and 2017 first- and third-round draft picks.

Cleveland traded its first-round draft pick (No. 2) and a 2017 fourth-round draft pick to Philadelphia for the Eagles’ first- (No. 8), third- (No. 77) and fourth-round (No. 100) picks, plus a 2017 first-round and a 2018 fourth-round pick.

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