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What If These 9 NFL Draft Pick Trades Never Happened?

  • David Gonos

NFL Draft Pick Trades Antonio Brown-George-Gojkovich

The world of sports is one of the greatest homes for “what if” questions in pop culture. Sure, in movies, you could say things like, “What if Jack Nicholson didn’t decline the part of Michael Corleone in “The Godfather”? And the same can be said for TV shows, or even music, “What if Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin stopped doing drugs?”

In the sports world, though, there are “What if” questions around every turn. From “What if the ball was caught?” or “What if this player didn’t get injured?” But today, we’re going to specifically look at draft picks that were traded from one team to the next, and we’re going to ask –

“What if these NFL Draft pick trades never happened and the players chosen ended up on the team with that pick originally?”

Now obviously, there are plenty of holes with a question like that, considering the odds are quite low that a team would have ended up picking the same exact player as the other team. But that’s why this game is fun – so shutty!

What If These NFL Draft Pick Trades Never Happened?

We’re only going back over the past 10 years of NFL Drafts in order to make it more relevant to everyone’s favorite teams now.


Photo Credit: George Gojkovich, Getty Images

David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including,,, and