5 NFL Teams That Could Make A Move On Draft Day
5 NFL Teams That Could Look To Make A Trade On Draft Day
Ladies and gentlemen, it's officially NFL Draft season. This year's college crop is filled with talent, especially at the top of the board with top prospects, like South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, and even Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel.
As a direct result of all this talent, you can bet that there will be several teams looking to make draft day trades. These teams will want to trade up for any number of reasons. Maybe they think their top target will be gone before the time they pick, or maybe the team will be looking to add a player that can provide a spark to the team. Whatever the reasoning, draft day trading could certainly end up being one of the biggest storylines of the 2014 NFL Draft.
In recent years, players like Julio Jones, Dez Bryant and Robert Griffin III have all been acquired through draft day trades, showing just how much these trades have affected today's NFL landscape has been formed by these blockbuster draft day trades.
On the other end of the spectrum, some draft day trades don't quite work out as well as planned. Guys like Tim Tebow, Trent Richardson, and Blaine Gabbert jump to mind when thinking about draft day trades that didn't pan out. However, despite the fact not every single player pans out, teams will still continue to move up if they truly think that a certain player is worth the move.
Overall, draft day trades are just a part of the entire experience. Whether they pan out or not, they provide some excitement and intrigue to everyone involved. Let's take a look at five teams that could look to make a move in the 2014 NFL Draft.
5. St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams have become notorious over the past few years for their aggressiveness on draft day. In the 2014 NFL Draft, St. Louis hold the second overall pick courtesy of the Washington Redskins, as well as the 13th overall pick, and you can bet they will be looking to cash in on one of those picks. Don't be surprised when the Rams trade down to gain even more future draft picks.
4. Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns are a team that have been in disarray for a long time now, and it's time for a shakeup. Holding both the fourth and 26th overall picks in the draft, the Browns could look to trade up even higher. Perhaps a trade with the Rams could be in the cards.
3. Houston Texans
Holding the first overall pick in the draft, the Houston Texans are under a lot of pressure to make the right decision. While it wouldn't be a shock to see them keep their pick, it might be more beneficial to the franchise if they traded away the top pick in order to garner more draft picks in both 2014 and coming years.
2. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions missed the playoffs during the 2013-14 season because they failed to capitalize on both the amount of talent on the roster, and the fact that their divisional foes were all suffering from a nasty case of the injury-virus. With a new coach comes a new atmosphere, and the Lions could look to trade up to add even more talent to the roster.
1. Oakland Raiders
This is an important draft for Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and co. The team knows it still needs a major infusion of both youth and talent, and it would be smart for the team to trade back a little ways in the first round and try to continue gathering draft picks.