NFL draft trade tracker: 49ers make big leap to No. 3 pick

We tracked every first-round trade made leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, from trades that occurred nearly two years ago to ones that happen the first night of the draft. They each play an integral part in telling the complete story of the NFL draft.

Here are all of the latest draft-pick deals for Day 1 selections, dating back to the Miami Dolphins trading offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans in 2019 for what turned into the No. 3 pick of this draft, which the Dolphins used as a launching point for trades with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles. The Jacksonville Jaguars are also still reaping the draft-pick benefits of their 2019 trade of Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams, who haven’t made a first-round pick since 2016 and aren’t scheduled to have another one until 2024.

As far as the 2021 draft is concerned, follow along through Round 1 to find out the ramifications of previous trades and to track more moves up and down the draft board.

Also check out the full draft order, follow all 255 selections and track the best prospects.


These are the trades made leading up to the NFL draft, beginning with the most recent:

KC trades No. 31 to BAL

Date: April 23, 2021

In a major trade between AFC powers, the Baltimore Ravens sent Pro Bowl offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Ravens acquired three picks in the 2021 NFL draft — a first-rounder (No. 31 overall), a third-rounder (No. 94) and a fourth-rounder (No. 136) — as well as a fifth-round selection in 2022. The Chiefs get a starting left tackle in Brown, and Kansas City will also get Baltimore’s second-round pick in 2021 (No. 58 overall) and a sixth-rounder in 2022.

MIA trades No. 12 to PHI for No. 6

Date: March 26, 2021

The Miami Dolphins, having traded for the No. 12 pick earlier that day from the San Francisco 49ers, sent that No. 12 pick, No. 123 and their 2022 first-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for the No. 6 and No. 156 picks in this year’s draft.

MIA trades No. 3 to SF for No. 12

Date: March 26, 2021

The Miami Dolphins first sent shock waves across the NFL landscape by trading the No. 3 pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the No. 12 pick this year, a first- and third-round pick in 2022 and a first-round pick in 2023. The Dolphins originally acquired the No. 3 pick from the Texans in a 2019 trade involving offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.

SEA trades No. 23 to NYJ

Date: July 25, 2020

The New York Jets agreed to trade All-Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks for a package that includes first-round draft picks in 2021 and 2022 and a third-round pick in 2021 to New York in exchange for Adams and the Jets’ fourth-round pick in 2022. The initial first-rounder ended up being the No. 23 pick in 2021.

LAR trades No. 25 to JAX

Date: Oct. 15, 2019

The Jacksonville Jaguars sent cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams for first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021. The Jaguars used their 2020 pick on LSU defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson at No. 20 overall and will receive the No. 25 pick from the Rams this year.

HOU trades No. 3 to MIA

Date: Aug. 31, 2019

The Houston Texans acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills from the Miami Dolphins for first-round draft picks in 2020 and ’21, a second-round pick in ’21, offensive tackle Julie’n Davenport and cornerback Johnson Bademosi. Houston also received a fourth-round pick in 2020 and a sixth-round pick in ’21 from Miami. The Dolphins traded their 2020 pick (No. 26) to the Green Bay Packers for the No. 30 pick and traded their 2021 pick from the Texans (No. 3 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers for the No. 12 overall pick.

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