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NFL draft trades that should happen: How Denver can get its QB

Muhammad Wilkerson and Jamaal Charles both factored into one of Mike Sando's suggested trades. USA TODAY Sports, Getty Images

Joe Thomas, Muhammad Wilkerson, Jamaal Charles, Michael Floyd and Fletcher Cox are among the accomplished NFL veterans switching teams in my list of proposed trades heading into the 2016 draft. The list also sends a quarterback other than Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos and a left tackle other than Thomas to the Seattle Seahawks.

Draft-related trades involving veteran players tend to be scarce in reality. Some general managers operate conservatively for fear of committing a potentially career-defining mistake. Others have a hard time generating sufficient consensus within their front offices. Salary-cap ramifications and contract situations can complicate matters. I've taken into account only the cap ramifications here.