If you discount the trade made before the draft that brought the sun, moon and stars to the St. Louis Rams from the Washington Redskins for the chance to take Robert Griffin III, the 2012 NFL Draft still had another 8 trades in the first round last night, including an incredible amount on the front end. While Scott Pioli and the Chiefs turned down two reported offers, the rest of the league was willing to wheel and deal on draft night.
Here's the complete list of first round trades for the 2012 NFL Draft:
1. Browns - Vikings
Cleveland Browns receive: No. 3 pick (Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama)
Minnesota Vikings receive: No 4 pick (Matt Kalil, T, USC), fourth-round pick (No. 118), fifth-round pick (No. 139), seventh-round pick (No. 211)
3. Cowboys - Rams
Dallas Cowboys receive: No. 6 pick (Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU)
St. Louis Rams receive: No. 14 pick and second-round pick (No. 45)
4. Eagles - Seahawks
Philadelphia Eagles receive: No. 12 pick (Fletcher Cox, DL, Miss. State)
Seattle Seahawks receve: 15th pick (Bruce Irvin, OLB, West Virginia) and fourth round (114) and sixth round (172).
6. Patriots - Broncos
New England Patriots receive: 25th pick (Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama)
Denver Broncos receive: 31st pick and fourth-round pick (126).
8. Bucs - Broncos
Tampa Bay Buccaneers receive: 31st pick (Doug Martin, RB, Boise St.) and fourth-round pick (120)
Denver Broncos receive: second-round pick (36) and fourth-round pick (101).