2025 NFL draft

2025 American football draft

2025 NFL draft
General information
Date(s)April 24–26, 2025
LocationLambeau Field
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Network(s)ESPN, ABC, NFL Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio
Overview
257 total selections in 7 rounds
LeagueNational Football League
← 2024
2026 →

The 2025 NFL draft will be the 90th annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players. The draft is scheduled to be held around Lambeau Field and Titletown campus in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 24–26, 2025.[1]

Host city

Green Bay was chosen as the host city on May 22, 2023. The city was chosen ahead of Washington, D.C.[2][3]

Trades involving draft picks

In the explanations below (PD) indicates trades completed prior to the start of the draft (i.e. Pre–Draft), while (D) denotes trades that take place during the 2025 draft.

Round 2

  • Carolina → Chicago (PD). Carolina traded a second-round selection, wide receiver D. J. Moore, 2023 first- and second-round selections (9th and 61st overall), and a 2024 first-round selection to Chicago in exchange for a 2023 first-round selection (1st overall).[Trade 1]
  • Minnesota → Houston → Buffalo. Multiple trades:

       Minnesota → Houston (PD). Minnesota traded a second-round selection as well as 2024 second- and sixth-round selections to Houston in exchange for a 2024 first- and seventh-round selections.[Trade 2]
       Houston → Buffalo (PD). Houston traded Minnesota's second-round selection to Buffalo in exchange for a fifth-round selection, 2024 sixth-round selection, and WR Stefon Diggs.[Trade 3]

Round 3

  • Tennessee → Kansas City (PD). Tennessee traded a third-round selection and a 2024 seventh-round selection to Kansas City in exchange for CB L'Jarius Sneed and a 2024 seventh-round selection.[Trade 4]

Round 4

  • Philadelphia → Detroit (PD). Philadelphia traded a fourth-round selection and a 2023 seventh-round selection to Detroit in exchange for RB D'Andre Swift and a 2023 seventh-round selection.[Trade 5]

Round 5

  • Denver → Miami (PD). Denver traded a fifth-round selection and linebacker Bradley Chubb to Miami in exchange for 2023 first-round and 2024 fourth-round selections, and running back Chase Edmonds.[Trade 6]
  • LA Rams → Pittsburgh (PD). LA Rams traded a fifth-round selection and a 2024 fourth-round selection to Pittsburgh in exchange for a sixth-round selection, a 2024 fifth-round selection, and guard Kevin Dotson.[Trade 7]
  • Seattle → NY Giants (PD). Seattle traded a fifth-round selection and a 2024 second-round selection to NY Giants in exchange for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.[Trade 8]
  • NY Giants → Carolina (PD). NY Giants traded a conditional fifth-round selection, a 2024 second-round selection and a 2024 fifth-round selection to Carolina in exchange for linebacker Brian Burns and a 2024 fifth-round selection.[Trade 9]
  • Cleveland → Minnesota (PD). Cleveland traded a fifth-round selection and a 2024 fifth-round selection to Minnesota in exchange for defensive end Za'Darius Smith, and 2025 sixth and seventh-round selections.[Trade 10]
  • Buffalo → Houston (PD). See Round 2: Houston → Buffalo.[Trade 3]

Round 6

  • Minnesota → Cleveland (PD). See Round 5: Cleveland → Minnesota.[Trade 10]
  • Pittsburgh → Washington (PD). Pittsburgh traded a conditional sixth-round selection to Washington in exchange for cornerback William Jackson III and a conditional seventh-round selection.[Trade 11]
  • Philadelphia → Denver (PD). Philadelphia traded a sixth-round selection to Denver in exchange for a seventh-round selection and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam.[Trade 12]
  • Kansas City → NY Jets (PD). Kansas City traded its sixth-round selection to NY Jets in exchange for a seventh-round selection and wide receiver Mecole Hardman.[Trade 13]
  • Detroit → Cleveland (PD). Detroit traded its sixth-round selection to Cleveland in exchange for wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones.[Trade 14]
  • Pittsburgh → LA Rams (PD). See Round 5: LA Rams → Pittsburgh.[Trade 7]
  • Houston → Pittsburgh (PD). Houston traded a sixth-round selection to Pittsburgh in exchange for IOL Kendrick Green.[Trade 15]
  • Tampa Bay → Detroit (PD). Tampa Bay traded a sixth-round selection, a 2024 sixth-round selection, and cornerback Carlton Davis to Detroit in exchange for a 2024 third-round selection.[Trade 16]
  • Pittsburgh → Chicago (PD). Pittsburgh traded a conditional sixth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for QB Justin Fields.[Trade 17]
  • Miami → Chicago (PD). Miami traded a sixth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for WR Chase Claypool and a seventh-round selection.[Trade 18]

Round 7

Forfeited picks

San Francisco forfeited its fifth-round selection as punishment for administrative payroll accounting errors.[4]

2020 Resolution JC-2A picks

Since the 2021 draft, the league, under 2020 Resolution JC-2A passed in November 2020, rewards teams for developing minority candidates for head coach and/or general manager positions.[5] The resolution rewards teams whose minority candidates are hired away for one of those positions by awarding draft picks. These draft picks are at the end of the third round, after standard compensatory picks; if multiple teams qualify, they are awarded by draft order in the first round. These picks are in addition to, and have no impact on, the standard 32 compensatory picks.[6] Two picks were awarded for the 2025 draft pursuant to the resolution.

References

Trade references

  1. ^ McDaniel, Mike (March 10, 2023). "Bears Trade No. 1 Pick in 2023 NFL Draft to Panthers, per Reports". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved March 18, 2023.
  2. ^ "Vikings acquire second 1st-round pick in trade with Texans". MSN.com. March 15, 2024. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  3. ^ a b White, Alec (April 3, 2024). "Bills and Texans agree to terms on trade to send WR Stefon Diggs to Houston". buffalobills.com. Retrieved April 3, 2024.
  4. ^ Wyatt, Jim (March 29, 2024). "It's Official: Titans Acquire Chiefs Cornerback L'Jarius Sneed Via Trade". tennesseetitans.com. Retrieved March 30, 2024.
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 29, 2023). "Lions trade RB D'Andre Swift to Eagles after drafting Alabama's Jahmyr Gibbs in Round 1". NFL.com.
  6. ^ "Miami Dolphins make trade with Denver". Miami Dolphins. November 1, 2022. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Varley, Teresa (August 27, 2023). "Steelers trade Dotson to Rams". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  8. ^ Henderson, Brady (October 30, 2023). "Sources: Giants trade DL Leonard Williams to Seahawks". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 30, 2023.
  9. ^ Edholm, Eric (March 11, 2024). "Giants to trade for Panthers' Brian Burns, agree to five-year, $150M deal with LB". NFL.com.
  10. ^ a b c Poisal, Anthony (May 16, 2023). "Browns acquire Pro Bowl DE Za'Darius Smith in trade with Vikings". Cleveland Browns. Retrieved September 12, 2023.
  11. ^ a b Lolley, Dale (November 1, 2022). "Steelers acquire Jackson, trade Claypool". Steelers.com. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  12. ^ a b Edholm, Eric (August 29, 2023). "Broncos acquire kicker Wil Lutz from Saints in trade, send TE Albert Okwuegbunam to Eagles". NFL.com. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  13. ^ a b Easterling, Luke (October 18, 2023). "Jets Trade WR Mecole Hardman Back to Chiefs, Swap Draft Picks". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved November 12, 2023.
  14. ^ "Lions agree to trade terms with Cleveland Browns for WR Donovan Peoples-Jones". Detroit Lions. October 31, 2023. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  15. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 29, 2023). "Steelers trade Green, reduce roster to 53". Pittsburgh Steelers. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  16. ^ Smith, Scott (March 13, 2024). "Bucs Trade Carlton Davis to Lions, Add Third-Round Pick". buccaneers.com. Retrieved March 14, 2024.
  17. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 16, 2024). "Roster Move: Bears agree to trade Justin Fields to Steelers". Chicago Bears. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  18. ^ Hajduk, Gabby (March 13, 2024). "Roster Move: Bears trade Chase Claypool to Dolphins". chicagobears.com. Retrieved October 6, 2023.
  19. ^ Urban, Darren (October 17, 2022). "With Offense Struggling, Cardinals Trade For Wide Receiver Robbie Anderson". Arizona Cardinals.
  20. ^ Shook, Nick (August 30, 2022). "Saints trading safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to Eagles in surprising move". NFL.com.
  21. ^ Simmons, Myles (August 30, 2022). "Steelers to acquire Jesse Davis from Vikings". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  22. ^ a b Varley, Teresa (March 16, 2024). "Steelers make trade with Eagles". steelers.com. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  23. ^ Cite error: The named reference ClaypoolTrade was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

General references

  1. ^ "NFL, Packers announce 2025 NFL Draft will take place April 24-26". packers.com. November 6, 2023. Retrieved February 19, 2024.
  2. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (May 22, 2023). "Green Bay selected to be host site of 2025 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved May 22, 2023.
  3. ^ "Green Bay selected to host 2025 NFL Draft". packers.com. May 22, 2023. Retrieved May 24, 2023.
  4. ^ "Niners to forfeit 2025 fifth-round pick as result of administrative payroll accounting errors". NFL.com. March 18, 2024. Retrieved March 18, 2024.
  5. ^ Bell, Jarrett (November 10, 2020). "NFL approves plan to reward teams with draft picks for developing minority coaches, GMs". USA Today. Retrieved October 30, 2022.
  6. ^ "2020 Resolution JC-2A". Over the Cap. Retrieved October 30, 2022.
  7. ^ Maske, Mark (January 30, 2023). "DeMeco Ryans returns to Texans as their head coach". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 20, 2023.
  8. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (January 25, 2024). "Rams will receive two 3rd-round compensatory picks for losing Raheem Morris". Rams Wire. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
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