USA Today

● By Nate Davis

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Mid-April, a month into the NFL's new league year, is typically a time to regroup – the latter stages of free agency often on pause as teams put the final touches on their pre-draft prospect boards. Yet it's also often the point when smokescreens begin to bloom as clubs discuss trades of players and/or draft selections – DK Metcalf anyone? – a process that often leads to leaks ... and, sometimes, disinformation dissemination. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who moved down last year yet still landed Defensive Rookie of the Year Micah Parsons, said Wednesday: 'I would trade up this draft.' More deals are inevitable, especially in a year when one quarter of the league's teams have multiple Round 1 selections while another 25% have none. So as speculation around the 2022 draft begins to swirl, let's bake in some trades to this latest mock draft as we explore potential ways the first round could transform:
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