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NFL Trade News: 5 NFL Draft blockbuster trades that need to happen

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Oct 16, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) defends against Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) during a NFL football game at CenturyLink Field. Should Sherman be part of an NFL Trade this offseason? (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Most NFL trades leading up to or during the NFL Draft (April 27-29) are for current or future draft choices instead of veteran players. To make a NFL Trade, teams need to make sure they have the necessary pieces that another team would have interest. Draft picks are the most cost-effective players in the NFL. Their salaries are determined by a rookie wage scale that doesn’t pay productive ones anything close to their true worth.

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By: Joel Corry – CBS Sports 04.10.17

Over the years, many NFL teams have been reluctant to make a NFL trade in the offseason for proven veterans in favor of future draft picks, they have affordable contracts and their potential upside is exciting for a fanbase. The main issue with that logic is the inexperience that comes with draftees and the potential of them becoming a “bust.”

Players such as Richard Sherman and Malcolm Butler have been linked to trades during this offseason and although their price is high, they offer leadership and also the ability to play at a high level. Sherman is still one of the top CB’s in the league and no price is too high for the level of play and fire he brings to a team.

Veteran players give teams the ability to insert a proven player into their lineups who can make an immediate impact. A NFL Trade is used to make a team better immediately, whereas the draft is meant to develop for the future. Offering early round draft picks is essential for a team needing that one last piece to put them over the edge.