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NFL draft trade tracker: Details of all the moves

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It was a busy year for draft trades. Of the 221 picks in the 2012 NFL Draft that could be traded (compensatory picks cannot be dealt), 101 (45.7 percent) changed hands at least once, including picks traded before the first round started. Here is a breakdown of trades executed for the 2012 NFL Draft:

Titans sacrifice 2013 sixth-rounder for Solomon

Titans receive:
• Seventh-round pick (No. 211):
Scott Solomon


Vikings receive:
• 2013 sixth-round pick

Analysis: Solomon was a productive player at Rice and brought an obvious competitive spirit to the game. analyst Bucky Brooks says, "If he can find a way to generate consistent production as a situational rusher, Solomon could crack the Titans' eight-man rotation along the defensive line."


Packers stay on the defensive

Packers receive:
• Fifth-round pick (No. 163):
Terrell Manning


Patriots receive:
• Sixth-round pick (No. 197):
Nate Ebner
• Seventh-round pick (No. 224):
Alfonzo Dennard
• Seventh-round pick (No. 235):
Jeremy Ebert

Analysis: With the pick the Packers sent to the Patriots in order to select Casey Hayward on Friday night, they move back into their original spot to take Manning. With its first six selections, Green Bay has gone with all defensive players. More ...


Lions lure in local small-school prospect

Lions receive:
• Fifth-round pick (No. 148):
Chris Greenwood


Raiders receive:
• Fifth-round pick (No. 158):
Jack Crawford
• Seventh-round pick (No. 230):
Nathan Stupar

Analysis: The Lions continue to be active with late-round wheeling and dealing. Here, Greenwood becomes just the second player ever drafted from Albion. The Raiders' pick at No. 158, Crawford, moved to the U.S. from England to play basketball in high school before picking up football.


Titans add tight end

Titans receive:
• Fifth-round pick (No. 145):
Taylor Thompson


Dolphins receive:
• Fifth-round pick (No. 155):
Josh Kaddu
• Seventh-round pick (No. 227):
Rishard Matthews

Analysis: The Lions move in for another developmental defensive prospect that projects as a special teams contributor in 2012. Ten selections later, the Dolphins picked Kaddu, a two-year starter at Oregon who can fit in as a role player in Miami.


Lions get another likely special teamer

Lions receive:
• Fifth-round pick (No. 138):
Tahir Whitehead
• Seventh-round pick (No. 223):
Travis Lewis


Vikings receive:
• Seventh-round pick (No. 219):
Trevor Guyton
• 2013 fourth-round pick

Analysis: Again, the Lions move in for a developmental defensive prospect that projects as a special teams contributor in 2012.


49ers make move for interior lineman

49ers receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 117):
Joe Looney


Lions receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 125):
Ronnell Lewis
• Sixth-round pick (No. 196):
Jonte Green

Analysis: Looney is known for being a strong run blocker and analyst Bucky Brooks says the guard will "spend a year honing his craft on the practice field as a vital backup." Eight picks later, the Lions got Lewis, a likely immediate contributor on special teams and developmental prospect at linebacker.


Steelers get defensive force in fourth round

Steelers receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 109):
Alameda Ta'Amu


Redskins receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 119):
Keenan Robinson
• Sixth-round pick (No. 193):
Tom Compton

Analysis: At 6-foot-3, 348-pounds, Ta'Amu was a powerful inside presence for Washington and projects to nose tackle in a 3-4 base defense, which is what the Steelers play. The Redskins' pick, Robinson, projects as a possible special teams contributor.


Panthers trade up for defensive help

Panthers receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 103):
Frank Alexander


49ers receive:
• Sixth-round pick (No. 180):
Trent Robinson
• 2013 third-round pick

Analysis: Alexander was a defensive end at Oklahoma, but could also play as a stand-up outside linebacker and be a situational pass-rush option. Robinson was a productive three-year starter at Michigan State.


Miami moves in for Miller

Dolphins receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 97):
Lamar Miller


49ers receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 103):
Traded to Panthers
• Sixth-round pick (No. 196):
Traded to Lions
• 2013 sixth-round pick

Analysis: Miller had an unexpected plunge in this draft, but the Dolphins quickly moved in to select the explosive runner who might excel as a situational playmaker. More ...

• Watch: Dolphins get dynamic offensive threat


Friday, April 27

Colts continue to add to offense

Colts receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 92):
T.Y. Hilton


49ers receive:
• Fourth-round pick (No. 97):
Traded to Dolphins
• 2013 fifth-round pick

Analysis: After taking Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick and adding tight ends Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen in the second and third rounds, respectively, the Colts traded back into the third round to select a wide receiver.


Ravens collect another running back

Ravens receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 84):
Bernard Pierce


Falcons receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 91):
Lamar Holmes
• Fifth-round pick (No. 164):
Jonathan Massaquoi

Analysis: A productive career at Temple earned Pierce a likely backup spot to Ray Rice. The Falcons used the No. 91 overall pick to get a massive offensive tackle, the 6-foot-5, 323-pound Holmes.


Chargers surge up for safety

Chargers receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 73):
Brandon Taylor


Dolphins receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 78):
Michael Egnew
• Sixth-round pick (No. 183):
B.J. Cunningham

Analysis: The Chargers land Taylor, a three-year starter at LSU, where he was a physical presence on a highly touted defense. The Dolphins select a tight end noted for being a good pass catcher but not a reliable blocker.


Bills reel in receiver

Bills receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 69):
T.J. Graham


Redskins receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 71):
Josh Leribeus
• Seventh-round pick (No. 217):
Jordan Bernstine

Analysis: The Bills took a flier on a play who can, well, fly. Graham wasn't expected to go this soon in the draft, but he'll bring speed to the receiving corps. The Redskins, meanwhile, land a lineman that NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock says has "a nasty disposition."

• Watch: Bills go get Graham


Broncos move up to add depth to backfield

Broncos receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 67):
Ronnie Hillman


Browns receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 87):
John Hughes
• Fourth-round pick (No. 120):
James-Michael Johnson

Analysis: Hillman is undersized but quick and will likely fill a third-down, change-of-pace role in Denver. He could emerge as a valuable check-down option for Peyton Manning. Hughes figures to be a rotational player along the Browns' defensive line. The Browns then added solid depth to what is already a quality defensive unit.


Packers stay aggressive, take defensive back

Packers receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 62):
Casey Hayward


Patriots receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 90):
Jake Bequette
• Fifth-round pick (No. 163):
Traded to Packers

Analysis: The Packers are notorious for standing pat in the draft, but that has not been the case this year. This time, the Packers added a piece to the defensive back end. All four of the Patriots' picks in Rounds 1 through 3 were spent on defensive players.

• Watch: Pack gets one of draft's top CBs


Bucs deal up for David

Buccaneers receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 58):
Lavonte David
• Seventh-round pick (No. 233):
Drake Dunsmore


Texans receive:
• Third-round pick (No. 68):
Devier Posey
• Fourth-round pick (No. 126):
Jared Crick

Analysis: David was a fast tackle machine at Nebraska, and Tampa Bay hopes that production will carry over to the NFL. Posey adds depth to Houston's receiving corps.

• Watch: Quick linebacker headed to Tampa | Posey headed to Houston


Pack back to boost defense

Packers receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 51)
Jerel Worthy


Eagles receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 59):
Vinny Curry
• Fourth-round pick (No. 123):
Brandon Boykin

Analysis: The Packers ranked dead last in the league in total defense in 2011, and are making a cognizant effort to rebuild that unit in this draft. After selecting Southern California DE Nick Perry late in the first round, the Packers moved up eight spots in the second round for Worthy. More ...

• Watch: Pack finds a Worthy piece for defense | Eagles get a 'best available' pick


Bears boost receiving corps

Bears receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 45)
Alshon Jeffery


Rams receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 50):
Isaiah Pead
• Fifth-round pick (No. 150):
Rokevious Watkins

Analysis: The Bears traded up to get the chance to take the 6-foot-3, 212-pound Jeffery as a complement to wide receiver Brandon Marshall. "We feel that Alshon has the best hands in the draft, we feel that he's the best at adjusting to the ball, we feel that he's the best sideline and end zone catcher in the draft," Bears GM Phil Emery told The Associated Press. Five selections later, the Rams selected an electrifying running back to complement Steven Jackson in the backfield. More ...

• Watch: Weight is a concern for Jeffery | Pead gives Bradford another playmaker


Jets rise up for receiver

Jets receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 43)
Stephen Hill


Seahawks receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 47):
Bobby Wagner
• Fifth-round pick (No. 154):
Korey Toomer
• Seventh-round pick (No. 232):
Greg Scruggs

Analysis: The Jets struggled to consistently move the ball in 2011, and receiver was a key area of concern entering the offseason. The speedy Hill -- a combine superstar -- adds a deep-ball threat. That No. 232 overall pick was one that the Jets had acquired in the Tim Tebow trade. Meanwhile, the Seahawks, after adding pass-rushing specialist Bruce Irvin in the first round, added more pieces to the defense with Wagner and Toomer.

• Watch: 'Thrill' Hill raw, but athletic | Seattle bring on linebacker


Thursday, April 26

Buccaneers get a running back after all

Buccaneers receive:
• First-round pick (No. 31)
Doug Martin
• Fourth-round pick (No. 126):
Traded to Texans


Broncos receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 36):
Derek Wolfe
• Fourth-round pick (No. 101):
Omar Bolden

Analysis: Presumably foiled in an attempt to move into the Vikings' No. 3 spot to get Trent Richardson, the Buccaneers waited until the end of the first round to add Martin, the draft's second-rated running back. More ...

• Watch: Bucs add a three-down back


Vikings get help for defense

Vikings receive:
• First-round pick (No. 29)
Harrison Smith


Ravens receive:
• Second-round pick (No. 35):
Courtney Upshaw
• Fourth-round pick (No. 98):
Gino Gradkowski

Analysis: The Vikings made another draft-day trade, moving up for a second first-round selection to take Smith. Like left tackle Matt Kalil, their first selection of the night, Smith will fill a glaring need at an important position. More ...

• Watch: Vikings get vital defensive piece


Patriots trade up again to bolster defense

Patriots receive:
• First-round pick (No. 25)
Dont'a Hightower


Broncos receive:
• First-round pick (No. 31):
Traded to 49ers
• Fourth-round pick (No. 126):
Traded to Buccaneers

Analysis: Shortly after the Patriots made a rare move up in the first round, they did it again. And, again, New England added a vital piece to the defense, a unit that ranked 31st overall in the league last season. These are the moves that Patriots fans have been waiting for a long time. New England has never truly replaced Willie McGinest and Mike Vrabel at outside linebacker. More ...

• Watch: Patriots get one of draft's best linebackers


Patriots make rare move up in first round

Patriots receive:
• First-round pick (No. 21)
Chandler Jones


Bengals receive:
• First-round pick (No. 27):
Kevin Zeitler
• Third-round pick (No. 93):
Brandon Thompson

Analysis: The Patriots desperately needed to upgrade their pass rush and hope to have done so by moving up in the first round to get Jones, a player whose stock rose dramatically in the weeks leading up to the draft.

• Watch: Patriots add diverse defensive playmaker | Cincy builds up its line


Eagles add big piece to defensive line

Eagles receive:
• First-round pick (No. 12)
Fletcher Cox


Seahawks receive:
• First-round pick (No. 15):
Bruce Irvin
• Fourth-round pick (No. 114):
Jaye Howard
• Sixth-round pick (No. 172):
Jeremy Lane

Analysis: Andy Reid just can't help himself. He loves those big uglies. The Eagles sacrificed two additional picks to move up three places and take Cox, and it was a dream scenario for the Eagles. More ...

• Watch: Eagles select defensive space eater | Seahawks pick comes with issues


Cowboys' secondary reclamation project continues

Cowboys receive:
• First-round pick (No. 6)
Morris Claiborne


Rams receive:
• First-round pick (No. 14):
Michael Brockers
• Second-round pick (No. 45):
Traded to Bears

Analysis: The Cowboys hadn't been connected to Claiborne leading up to the draft, but it makes perfect sense that they targeted him. What the Cowboys needed most was help on defense. More ...

• Watch: Cowboys add another corner | Brockers to help interior of Rams defense


While Jags add playmaker, Bucs get top safety

Jaguars receive:
• First-round pick (No. 5)
Justin Blackmon


Buccaneers receive:
• First-round pick (No. 7):
Mark Barron
• Fourth-round pick (No. 101):
Traded to Broncos

Analysis: Jaguars GM Gene Smith believes in Blaine Gabbert and is doing everything possible to support his guy -- like draft much-needed receiver help in Blackmon. More ...

• Watch: Jags add weapon for Gabbert | Bucs draft future Pro Bowler?


Browns give up to get Richardson; Vikings still add Kalil

Browns receive:
• First-round pick (No. 3)
Trent Richardson


Vikings receive:
• First-round pick (No. 4):
Matt Kalil
• Fourth-round pick (No. 118):
Jarius Wright
• Fifth-round pick (No. 139):
Robert Blanton
• Seventh-round pick (No. 211):
Traded to Titans

Analysis: The Browns knew they were in desperate need of a playmaker. It's been that way for years. Now they have one in the talented running back from Alabama. The pick the Vikings used on Wright was originally the Falcons' but went to the Browns in the 2011 NFL Draft so Atlanta could pick Julio Jones. More ...

• Watch: Browns add big piece to offense | Viking bring in building block


Wednesday, April 25

Falcons acquire Samuel from Eagles for late-round pick

Falcons receive:
• Cornerback Asante Samuel


Eagles receive:
• Seventh-round pick (No. 229):
Bryce Brown

Analysis: Eagles traded cornerback Samuel to the Falcons in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick. As part of the trade, Samuel and the Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year, $18.5 million deal. More ...


Friday, March 9

Redskins make bold move to take RG3

Redskins receive:
• First-round pick (No. 2)
Robert Griffin III


Rams receive:
• First-round pick (No. 6):
Traded to Cowboys
• Second-round pick (No. 39):
Janoris Jenkins
• 2013 first-round pick
• 2014 first-round pick

Analysis: Asked how he felt to be drafted, RG3 broke into song. "Hail to the Redskins. Hail victory," he said, singing the first two lines to the team's fight song. "That's how I felt. It felt that good." The Redskins, meanwhile, hope that RG3 ends a revolving door at quarterback that hampered the franchise for two decades. More ...

• Watch: Redskins make it official and take RG3 | Rams use No. 39 pick on talented cornerback




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