6 teams that need to trade up in NFL Draft to get DeVonta Smith

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DeVonta Smith, Alabama

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DeVonta Smith will be a highly sought-after commodity in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith put a bow on one of the most legendary seasons in the history of college football, winning a national championship against Ohio State while becoming the first wide receiver in decades to win the Heisman Trophy.

Smith, who might’ve wrestled the WR1 title away from LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase, will almost certainly be taken in the Top 10 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. He would be best served going to one of these six teams.

Any one of these six teams would be thrilled to end up with DeVonta Smith

6
Green Bay Packers
NFC North

The Packers might’ve motivated Aaron Rodgers by foolishly drafting Jordan Love in the first round last year, but that move came at the expense of adding a wide receiver that could give them a legit No. 2 opposite Davante Adams. While the Packers would need to mortgage basically an entire draft to get him, their title window is closing, and getting Rodgers a new toy in Smith could help open the window just a tad bit longer as Rodgers plays out the final seasons of his career.

5
Cleveland Browns
AFC North

Again, this one is a bit of a longshot, as the Browns would have to either send Odell Beckham Jr. away or part with an insane amount of draft capital in order to move up from the mid 20s to get him. However, while Baker Mayfield is passing at a much more efficient clip this season, he is doing so with a so-so group of wide receivers. With Smith’s ability to get separation and make something happen as a runner, he’s a perfect fit in the Cleveland offense.

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