5 teams that should trade up in the 2022 NFL Draft

Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Look for any of these five teams to potentially trade up in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

With the 2022 NFL Draft officially being under way on Thursday night, look for a handful of teams to potentially entertain the idea of moving up the draft board.

Remember, there are only 32 first-round picks. With that power comes great responsibility, as well as potentially five years of control on a manageable salary. For the money, some teams may like second-round picks more than those in the first, but with former day-two selections wanting new contracts stat, perhaps moving up to take a guy on Thursday night is not the worst idea to be had?

If there are five NFL teams worthy of keeping an eye on possibly moving up, well, here you go…

2022 NFL Draft: 5 teams that should look to trade up this year

124. West. Kansas City Chiefs. 5. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. AFC

Kansas City Chiefs may use No. 29 and No. 30 as part of a package to trade up

After trading away Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins, the Kansas City Chiefs have a pair of first-round picks to do whatever it is they so choose. This pick Kansas City received from Miami comes by way of the San Francisco 49ers, so it is not as good as the one where the Dolphins were supposed to be picking. Regardless, the Chiefs are blessed with picks No. 29 and No. 30 this year.

This really comes down to what general manager Brett Veach wants to do. He could stand pat and take some combination of best player available/wide receiver in the final four picks of round one. Conversely, he could put them together in a package deal to see how high up the draft board the Chiefs can get. With ample day-two compensation, maybe they can crack the top-10 this spring?

From a pure value standpoint, it probably serves the Chiefs to stand pat and pick where they are.