2009 NFL Draft-Day Trades To Watch For

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Published: April 16, 2009


... to a non-football fan, but there is nothing more exciting during the first round of the draft than seeing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walk to the podium at the seven-minute mark with a trade in hand.

That being said, here are some trades to look for on draft day, or possibly before.


The Carolina Panthers Trade Julius Peppers: 90 percent Confidence

Julius Peppers is being held hostage under the Panthers' franchise tag, but in this rare situation the hostage has most of the bargaining power.

Because Peppers has not signed Carolina's offer, the Pro Bowl defensive end's agent is the only person who can negotiate a deal with teams. The Panthers can only accept or decline a deal that Peppers brings to the table.

Making things more difficult, if Peppers does find a team he wants to go to, under the franchise tag that team is required to give up two first-round draft picks. There are...

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