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The Daily Twitter: 3 May 2019

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NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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33. Bills move up for tight end

  • Bills get No. 96 (TE Knox)
  • Redskins get No. 112, 131

I like the player the Bills went up to get and he fills a need, but this was a big overpay, equivalent to a pick around No. 178. I would have liked to see Buffalo get a pick back in this deal, or give up a later pick than No. 141. Worst case, you don’t land Dawson Knox but instead get a different tight end (like Foster Moreau) in Round 4 and still have another pick to use helping elsewhere on the roster.

1. Redskins add extra first-round talent

  • Redskins get No. 26 (OLB Sweat)
  • Colts get No. 46, 2020 2nd

From a value perspective, this is the best deal of the draft, as it should have cost Washington more to move up 20 picks and back into the first round. That’s not a major knock on the Colts -- they obviously missed out on the guy they were eyeing at No. 26 and decided that Redskins pick could end up being high next year. But Washington spends to go get a prospect they could have drafted at No. 15 without many people having a gripe, especially when it was reported Montez Sweat’s medical issues were a little overblown. Sweat was a home-run pick at No. 26, and the Redskins paid a bargain-bin price to get up to that spot and get him. That’s what makes this the best trade of the 2019 NFL Draft.