4. Casey Hayward
Signing Casey Hayward was arguably the only exciting move the Atlanta Falcons made this off-season. Atlanta signing Hayward was a huge upgrade for a team looking to pair a capable corner alongside A.J. Terrell. Hayward could become a surprising trade chip if the veteran has a great season and Atlanta struggles as they are expected to.
Hayward is under contract for two years, however, so Atlanta could take a different view on his value. A good season from Hayward would give the Falcons a chance to move the corner or reason to think he can be a part of their rebuild during the 2023 season.
If the team opts to move Hayward he is unlikely to garner much of a return. However, any veteran that will get a draft pick in return should be moved. The 2022 season is about setting the team up for the future and Hayward is not going to be a part of that long term. Veteran corners historically aren’t highly sought after on the trade market but with Hayward’s track record he could be an outlier with the right team.
Lorenzo Carter is another veteran addition the Falcons could consider moving as well if he has any trade value.