NFL's Top Impact Trades of 2007
Matt Schaub to the Texans
Houston gave up the No. 8 pick and a second rounder in this year's draft and a second-rounder next year for Schaub and the No. 10 pick in the upcoming draft. The former backup Falcons quarterback has started just two NFL games, but the Texans are confident he'll easily make the transition to full-time starter in place of David Carr.
Dre' Bly for Tatum Bell and George Foster
The Lions traded their Pro Bowl cornerback to the Broncos for running back Bell (right), offensive tackle Foster and a fifth-round pick. Bly (left) is one of the NFL's best cover corners, but he didn't fit into the Lions' Cover Two scheme. And the Broncos are confident they can keep their vaunted running game going without Bell and Foster.
Thomas Jones to the Jets
The Jets dealt the No. 37 pick for the Chicago running back and the No. 63 overall pick. Jones, 28, ran for 1,210 yards last season and fills New York's need for a workhorse back. The Bears knew Jones was unhappy with his contract and would likely leave after this season. Plus, they wanted to give Cedric Benson a chance to be the No. 1 back.
Willis McGahee to the Ravens
The Ravens acquired McGahee from the Bills for three draft choices. McGahee's production slipped last season when he rushed for 990 yards in 14 games, but Baltimore thinks he'll thrive with a better supporting cast around him.
Takeo Spikes and Kelly Holcomb for Darwin Walker
The Bills dealt former Pro Bowl linebacker Spikes (left) and backup quarterback Holcomb to the Eagles for defensive tackle Walker (right) and a conditional 2008 draft pick. Spikes had problems recovering from an Achilles injury last season, but Philly hopes he can return to his old form and help a struggling linebacker corps.