Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham/Saints C Max Unger: This trade was the first shock wave moments before free agency and a swap that could actually fare well for both teams. The Seahawks received a No. 1 target for quarterback Russell Wilson, while the Saints upgraded their offensive line for quarterback Dress Brees.
Bucs QB Jameis Winston: Off-the-field issues aside, Winston was clearly the top quarterback in this class. He’ll start immediately and go through some growing pains, but that’s still a lot better than watching Mike Glennon or Josh McCown under center. Winston is a smart quarterback and has some weapons offensively to have a good rookie season.
Rams RB Todd Gurley: It’s going to be a treat watching Gurley in the NFL. He was one of the most exciting players in college football at Georgia before suffering a torn ACL last year. Still, he was selected 10th overall. Whenever he’s cleared to play, it’ll be a big boost for the Rams offense.
Eagles RB DeMarco Murray: Murray wanted to stay in Dallas, though the Cowboys didn’t want to pay him. He opted to sign with the division rival on a five-year deal worth $42 million to serve as LeSean McCoy’s replacement — as if Cowboys-Eagles games didn’t have enough story lines already.
Eagles CB Byron Maxwell: It’s a nice fit for Maxwell going to Philadelphia and vice versa for the Eagles. He wanted to play in a defensive scheme similar to what he did in Seattle based on Cover 3 and man coverage principles. That’s exactly what he’ll do with the Eagles for a cool price of $63 million over six years.