New England Patriots trade offensive lineman Marcus Cannon to the Miami Dolphins for defensive lineman Jared Odrick
Why it works for New England: Cannon filled in for right tackle Sebastian Vollmer during the 2013 season, starting the final eight games. Cannon was dominant in the run game, though not as effective in the pass game. That being said, he's too talented to sit on the bench, and with Vollmer expected to be ready for the start of next season, the Patriots have their starting five from 2013 back intact. Odrick would fill a need to beef up the defensive line, bringing both run-stuffing force and interior pass-rush ability with him.
Why it works for Miami: The Dolphins have taken dramatic steps to shore up their protection woes from last season (QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked 58 times, most in the NFL), adding tackle Branden Albert, guard Shelley Smith and running back Knowshon Moreno, a sturdy blitz pickup back. Adding Cannon would bring a chip to the right side of the line. It would be a concern for Miami to lose Odrick and veteran defensive tackle Paul Soliai during the same offseason, but the pass-protection issues are too grave to overlook. An intradivision trade is almost unfathomable in the NFL, but both sides would benefit from this swap.