Arizona Cardinals could get a massive trade haul from Washington for No. 1 pick

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder before the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 30, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 30: Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder before the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles at FedExField on December 30, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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If Washington wants to move up to No. 1 overall, they will need to offer the Arizona Cardinals a massive trade package.

The rumor currently swarming around the NFL landscape is that Washington is going to push to trade up to at least the No. 5 overall pick to get their quarterback of the future. With owner Dan Snyder reportedly taking over the draft operations, per Grant Paulsen, all bets are off for how much they offer.

The last time Snyder took over the draft was when he packaged three first round picks and others to move up from No. 6 to No. 2 in order to secure Robert Griffin III. If they want to do the same thing to secure either Dwayne Haskins or Kyler Murray, their best option would be the Arizona Cardinals’ No. 1 overall pick.

But it’s not going to be cheap.

According to DraftTek’s 2019 draft trade value chart, the Cardinals pick is worth a staggering 3,000 points alone. To put that in perspective, Washington’s entire draft class is worth 1,878.2 points. So it’s fairly obvious that Snyder will need to offer a similar trade package to what he offered the Rams in 2012.

Pick No.’s 15, 46, and 76 (1,816) would likely be what it takes for Keim to answer the phone, but a trade wouldn’t happen without compensation in future drafts. A trade offer may look like

But even then that may not get a trade done, which could scare Snyder away. The likelihood of both teams working out a deal of this stature is slim, and Washington may just want Haskins, but in the 2019 off-season, it’s hard to count anything out.

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If Washington truly does intend trade up, bet on it being the New York Jets rather than the Cardinals. The Jets have stated their desire to trade down and the Cardinals potential demands may be too rich for Snyder. But crazier things have happened.