Five new trade proposals included in this 2017 mock draft (on top of the four deals involving first-round picks that already have gone down) involve teams moving up to land this year's best skill-position players.
Each mock comes with an understood set of guidelines, and briefly, here are ours: Every team out there says they’re taking the best player available, but with this exercise, there’s no way to know who they consider that player to be. That’s why these picks are almost all rooted in team needs. The goal here isn’t to get these all right. It’s to provide a glimpse into what type of player could help the most as each team is currently constructed. BY ROBERT MAYS