NFL draft No. 1 overall pick trade history: 13 deals since 1967

NFL draft No. 1 overall pick trade history: 13 deals since 1967

The Chicago Bears owned by No. 1 overall pick in 2023 NFL draftthanks to the 3-14 record and the Houston Texans won Sunday 18 of 2022 season.

The Bears parlayed that pick at wide receiver DJ Moore and three additional picks in the next three drafts, as the Carolina Panthers traded Moore, their first-round pick (No. 9) and second-round pick (No. 61) this year, their first-round pick in 2024 and second-round pick in 2025 to Chicago to move up to No. 1. Panthers can pick their quarterback of the future and the Bears could get more talent to surround the quarterback Justin Fieldswith a much improved sophomore season.

So how rare for No. 1 pick to trade before the NFL draft? Before Friday, it had happened 12 times since the NFL/AFL merger in 1967, including one pick made twice (1984). Subsequent selections include notable players such as Michael Vick, Earl Campbell and Jeff George.

This last happened in 2016, when the Tennessee Titans traded the first pick to Los Angeles Rams two weeks before the draft, with the Rams moving up from No. 15 and giving up some important choices. Those Tennessee options turned out to be running backs Derrick Henry and tight ends John Smithamong others, as the Rams drafted a quarterback Jared Goff at the top of the board.

Here’s a closer look at all 13 trades for the No. 1 pick since 1967, excluding deals that occurred after the draft began, such as Eli Manning/Philip Rivers trade in 2004, Bo Jackson in 1986 and John Elway in 1983.


Player selected at No. 1: TBD

The bears received: WR DJ Moore2023 first-round pick (No. 9), 2023 second-round pick (No. 61), 2024 first-round pick and 2025 second-round pick.

The Panthers received: 2023 first-round pick (No. 1)


Player selected at No. 1: QB Jared Goff

The Titans received: 2016 first-round pick (No. 15; then traded, WR Corey Coleman), 2016 second-round pick (No. 43, DT Austin Johnson), 2016 second-round pick (No. 45, RB Derrick Henry), 2016 third-round pick (No. 76; then traded, OT Shawn Coleman), 2017 first-round pick (No. 5, WR Corey Davis) and 2017 third-round pick (No. 100, TE John Smith)

Rams received: 2016 No. 1 pick (Goff), 2016 fourth-round pick (No. 113; then traded, LB Nick Kwiatkoski) and 2016 sixth-round pick (No. 177, TE Temarrick Hemingway)


Player selected at No. 1: QB Michael Vick

Chargers received: WR Tim Dwight, 2001 first-round pick (No. 5, RB LaDainian Tomlinson), 2021 third-round pick (No. 67, DB Tay Cody) and a 2002 second-round pick (No. 48, WR Reche Caldwell) .

The Falcons received: 2001 No. 1 pick (Vick)


Player selected at No. 1: OT Orlando Pace

The jets received: 1997 first-round pick (No. 6; subsequently traded, OT Walter Jones), 1997 third-round pick (No. 67; subsequently traded, OL Dan Neil), 1997 fourth-round pick (No. 102, DE Terry Day) and 1997 seventh-round pick (No. 207; then traded, QB Koy Detmer)

Rams received: 1997 no. 1 overall pick (Pace)


Player selected at No. 1: RB Ki-Jana Carter

The Panthers received: 1995 first-round pick (No. 5, QB Kerry Collins) and 1995 second-round pick (No. 36, DE Shawn King)

The Bengals received: 1995 no. 1 pick (Carter)


Player selected at No. 1: DT Russell Maryland

The patriots were accepted: 1991 first-round pick (No. 11, T Pat Harlow), 1991 second-round pick (No. 41, DB Jerome Henderson) and three players (CB Ron Francis, LB David Howard, LB Eugene Lockhart Jr.)

Dallas received: 1991 no. 1 pick (Maryland)


Player selected at No. 1: QB Jeff George

The Falcons received: OT Chris Hinton, WR Andre Rison, 1990 fifth-round pick (No. 121, TE Reggie Redding) and 1991 first round pick (No. 13, WR Mike Pritchard)

Colts received: 1990 no. 1 pick (George) and a fourth-round pick (No. 83, WR Stacey Simmons)


Player selected at No. 1: WR Irving Fryar

trade in June 1983: The Bengals received the 1984 No. 1 pick, received by the Buccaneers QB Jack Thompson

trade in April 1984: The Patriots received the 1984 No. 1 pick (Fryar); The Bengals received a 1984 first-round pick (No. 16, DE Pete Koch), a 1984 first-round pick (No. 28; OL Brian Blados), a 10th-round pick (No. 265, RB Brent Ziegler) and a 1985 fifth-round pick (No. 129, DB Lee Davis)


Player selected at No. 1: RB Earl Campbell

Tampa Bay received: TE Jimmie Giles, 1978 first-round pick (No. 17, QB Doug Williams), 1978 second-round pick (No. 44, G Brett Moritz), 1979 third-round pick (No. 78, DE Reggie Lewis) and 1979 fifth-round pick (No. 133, QB Chuck Fusina)

The oilers received: 1978 No. 1 pick (Campbell)


Player selected at No. 1: QB Steve Bartkowski

Colts received: 1975 first-round pick (No. 3, G Ken Huff) and OL George Kunz

The Falcons received: 1975 No. 1 pick (Bartkowski)


Player selected at No. 1: DE Ed Jones

The oilers received: DE Tody Smith and WR Billy Parks

The cowboys received: 1974 no. 1 pick (Jones) and 1974 third-round pick (No. 53, QB Danny White)


Player selected at No. 1: T Ron Yary

The giants received: QB Fran Tarkenton

The Vikings received: 1968 No. 1 pick (Yary), 1967 first-round pick (No. 2, RB Clint Jones), 1967 second-round pick (No. 28., WR Bob Grim) and 1969 second-round pick (No. 39 , OL Ed White )


Player selected at No. 1: DT Bubba Smith

The saints received: QB Gary Cuozzo