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The NFL trade deadline used to be a waste of time. Not anymore. While there were no actual trades on deadline day a year ago, we saw 11 significant trades in the two weeks leading up to it. The big acquisition seemed like cornerback Jalen Ramsey (Rams) and wide receivers Mohamed Sanu (Patriots) and Emmanuel Sanders (49ers), but the most impactful deals were actually for cornerbacks Quandre Diggs (Seahawks) and Marcus Peters (Ravens).
The Rams dumped Peters to the Ravens to clear out a spot in the lineup for Ramsey, but Peters produced two pick-sixes in 10 games with Baltimore and became a first-team All-Pro. A lot can change in the NFL if you end up in the right place.
Let’s run through the players who might become available in the three weeks between now and the Nov. 3 NFL trade deadline and propose a few deals. Some might only pop up if their team craters or if another team gets desperate. Others are guys who might be more available than you think because they don’t have much of a future with the franchise.
I’ll begin with one of those players, a Super Bowl hero who