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Multiple teams talking trade

Posted on: April 17, 2010 10:38 am
Edited on: April 17, 2010 10:40 am
 
Many have speculated that the alteration in the the NFL draft schedule is going to lead to more trades than before.

According to sources throughout the league, the St. Louis Rams (owners of the first pick), Seattle Seahawks (6, 14) Cleveland Browns (7), Denver Broncos (11), Miami Dolphins (12), New England Patriots (22), Philadelphia Eagles (24) and Dallas Cowboys (27) are all actively exploring trade opportunities.

The Cleveland Browns have been one of the more aggressive teams, speaking with the Rams about moving up to get Sam Bradford with the first overall pick, but also exploring dropping down, as well.

The Seahawks would like to add a pick between their second first (14) and their only second rounder (60th overall). Their recent mini camp proved they have significant holes to fill on both sides of the ball.

Denver has wide receiver Dez Bryant and center Maurkice Pouncey high on their board. They will consider Bryant at 11, but if he's off the board, they'd like to drop down a few spots and still get Pouncey.

Miami would like to recoup the second round pick they lost in the trade for Brandon Marshall and feel that the player they're likely to get at No. 12 won't be significantly better than one they might get in the lower teens or twenties. With their need for a playmaking wide receiver filled, look for the Dolphins to add a front seven defender.

The Patriots already own three second round picks, but Bill Belichick believes the second round is where the values lies in this draft.

It has been reported (originally by Sports Illustrated's Peter King) that the Eagles were aggressively looking to move up. I have been able to confirm this, but counter to King's story, which has Philadelphia looking to move up for either Eric Berry or Earl Thomas at safety, I'm told a different player is the Eagles' real target. Middle linebacker Rolando McClain, given the team's need for a thumper inside and the significant drop-off at the position after McClain, would seem a likely candidate.

Dallas is also exploring aggressive trade-up options. Owner Jerry Jones loves Dez Bryant and will consider moving into the late teens should the Oklahoma State receiver fall to that point.

The first round of the 2010 draft is shaping up to be every bit the drama-filled event the NFL had hoped in moving it to primetime Thursday night. 

Comments

Since: Apr 24, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2010 8:58 am
 

Multiple teams talking trade

why would denver want dez bryant after just trading brandon marshall?




Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: April 20, 2010 1:43 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

Really ?  You can say that about every team.  Every team make mistakes with their draft picks.  Everyone has hits and misses.   Shall we discuss Kyle Boller ?  See what I mean ? 



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2010 4:37 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

Any teams shopping for a Tight End. Seatttle, KC, or maybe St.Louis can use Greg Olson because the Bears surely could use Eric Berry.  Our only option in participating on the first day of the draft is via trade to move up in the draft and Berry would be a perfect fit.

1) Seattle is definitely not looking for a TE.
2) It wouldn't matter if they were.  Greg Olson is not going to net the Bears the top 10 draft choice it's gonna take to nab Eric Berry. 

Sorry, man - your chances of getting Berry are nil without ponying up a whole lot more than Olson.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2010 4:08 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

He needs to hire a KNOWLEDGEABLE football GM and GTF out of his way. Jones is a younger Al Davis-thinks he knows it all,enamored by himself as owner,GM and coach. Dallas does NOT need any more WR. They need offensive linemen and safeties in the WORST way.Love how you slam a guy for thinking he knows enough to be a GM, then devote the rest of your post to being an amateur GM and tell the team what its needs are.  Funny stuff.

I hate the Cowboys with every breath I take, but Jerry Jones has more Super Bowl wins as an owner than my favorite franchise, so I'm not going to pretend he doesn't know what he's doing.  He might be a clown, but he's a clown who has often (not always) surrounded himself with good football people and given them the resources to win.



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: April 19, 2010 12:18 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

I'm totally with you on this being an ALABAMa and PATRIOT fan. I live in CT. and my GRANDFATHER player fro ALABAMA way back in 1929-31 so my whole family was raised on CRIMSON TIDE PRIDE. I would be elated if we moved up to get McCLAIN and then went BAMA again in the third to get JAVIER ARENAS



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: April 19, 2010 10:14 am
 

Multiple teams talking trade

I understand your stance except where are the pure pass rushers.  They grade out these guys and Pierre Paul and Morgan are the highest rated passers but they are near as high of NFL mold as Bradford.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2010 11:21 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

Any teams shopping for a Tight End. Seatttle, KC, or maybe St.Louis can use Greg Olson because the Bears surely could use Eric Berry.  Our only option in participating on the first day of the draft is via trade to move up in the draft and Berry would be a perfect fit.



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: April 18, 2010 8:53 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

Actually Jimmy Johnson drafted those guys and Jones rode his coattails to those titles (the last one was Jimmy's too in my eyes). Jones does okay with the draft he just needs to leave his coaches the hell alone.



Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: April 18, 2010 7:57 pm
 

Jerry Jones is an Idiot! Cowgirls will NEVER win!

He needs to hire a KNOWLEDGEABLE football GM and GTF out of his way. Jones is a younger Al Davis-thinks he knows it all,enamored by himself as owner,GM and coach. Dallas does NOT need any more WR. They need offensive linemen and safeties in the WORST way. Dallas needs to either trade up and get Eric Berry or one of the very good offensive lineman. Romo will be on the seat of his pants if he does not improve the left tackle position.




Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2010 7:07 pm
 

Multiple teams talking trade

Oh, and every one of the Cowboys' superbowl MVPs since Chuck Howley was drafted by the team.

Just sayin'...


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