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History of NFL teams trading first-round draft picks for veterans: Winners, losers from last five years
March 13, 2019: Browns-Giants
Browns acquire WR Odell Beckham Jr., EDGE Olivier Vernon
Giants acquire 2019 first-round pick, 2019 third-round pick, S Jabrill Peppers, OG Kevin Zeitler
Browns’ win-loss record since trade and furthest advancement: 17-15 (AFC Divisional Round)
Giants’ win-loss record since trade and furthest advancement: 10-22
It is hard to declare anyone a winner in this deal. The Browns did win their first playoff game since the 1990s, but Beckham had been injured for awhile. It does not appear that any player exchanged in this deal will be a high-level performer for their new team in the long-term.
While neither team is truly a “clear winner” as writer Josh Edwards puts it, the Giants certainly got more from the trade than the Browns did. Beckham has been inconsistent with the Browns, posting mediocre numbers (by his incredible standards) in two years and is now coming off an ACL tear and could be on the move. Vernon saw more success in 2020, nearly racking up double digit sack numbers before a torn Achilles ended his season.
Meanwhile, the 2019 first round pick that became Dexter Lawrence has proven to be a solid investment by the Giants, and Jabrill Peppers continues to show flashes. So while the Browns are definitely the better team, the Giants must be happy with the return they got.
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