3 trades the Vikings should make before the 2019 NFL Draft

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trae Waynes
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Trae Waynes
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Trae Waynes /

Trade Trae Waynes to the Indianapolis Colts

Vikings get:

  • 2019 second-round pick (59th overall)

Colts get:

  • Trae Waynes – CB
  • 2019 sixth-round pick (211th overall)

Waynes is currently under contract with the Vikings for only one more season. That alone makes him a top candidate for Minnesota to trade this year.

Outside of his contract length, his talent level and age (26) are also things that should interest other teams around the NFL that are need of some cornerback help. In each of the past two seasons, Waynes has been ranked among the top 55 corners in the league by Pro Football Focus.

One team that has reportedly been calling around and looking to add a new cornerback to their roster this year is the Colts. Sending their No. 2 corner to Indianapolis just seems like an easy decision for the Vikings to make.

Since the Colts are entering this year’s draft with two second-round selections, convincing them to part with one in order to acquire Waynes doesn’t seem like it would be too difficult for Minnesota.

This trade would not only give the Vikings another 2019 second-round pick, but it would also free up around $9 million in salary cap space.