Oct 19, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Bradley Roby (1) hits Iowa Hawkeyes tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (86) helmet to helmet during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft Update: Trades Galore

Trading has become a regular part of drafts.  With that in mind this 2014 NFL mock draft will offer some speculation on how they could impact the action.

#1 – Atlanta Falcons (f/HOU) – Jadeveon Clowney – DE – South Carolina

Trade:  6th, 37th (2nd), 1st in ’15 to Texans for 1st pick

It’s been talked about for almost a month and at present is the only trade that many expect. The Atlanta Falcons deal with Houston for the first pick to get their franchise pass rusher in Jadeveon Clowney to help invigorate their defense.

#2 – Detroit Lions (f/STL) – Sammy Watkins – WR – Clemson

Trade:  10th, 1st in ’15 and DT Nick Fairley to Rams for 2nd pick

It’s been at least hinted at but nobody likes to surrender too many picks in a trade.  So the Detroit Lions find a different avenue but packaging defensive tackle Nick Fairley together with their 1st in 2015 to St. Louis for the right to pair Sammy Watkins with Megatron.

#3 – Jacksonville Jaguars – Khalil Mack – OLB – Buffalo

Quarterback is a pressing need but the Jacksonville Jaguars still have work to do on their roster and Khalil Mack is simply a better prospect.  He’s an all-around dynamic talent who can rush the passer, tackle and play coverage.  A true defensive building block.

#4 – Cleveland Browns – Greg Robinson – OT – Auburn

Joe Thomas is their fixture at left tackle so the Cleveland Browns can really bring about a revival on their offensive line by moving the massive, powerful and athletic Greg Robinson to the right side where his elite run blocking can have a maximum effect.

#5 – New York Giants (f/OAK) – Jake Matthews – OT – Texas A&M

Trade:  12th, 43rd (2nd) and 4th in ’15 to Raiders for 5th pick

Everybody is celebrating Zack Martin as the most versatile tackle in this 2014 NFL mock draft but the truth is that title belongs to Jake Matthews who excelled on both the right and left sides in college.  He is the best pass protector in the class and almost as good run blocking.  He’s exactly what the New York Giants need to help revive Eli Manning.

#6 – Houston Texans (f/ATL) – Johnny Manziel – QB – Texas A&M

Bill O’Brien manages to get extra picks and his quarterback in one round.  Johnny Manziel is perfect for the Houston Texans.  He has the cast to start right away and is already a draw for fans in that state.  Match made in heaven.

#7 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Mike Evans – WR – Texas A&M

With the “idea” of Manziel done, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers satisfy their most pressing need by adding top wide receiver Mike Evans to their offense.  His pairing with Vincent Jackson should help Josh McCown lead the way.

#8 – Minnesota Vikings – Blake Bortles – QB – UCF

Yes they want to trade back and yes they might prefer a defensive player here but the fact of the matter is the Minnesota Vikings don’t have a quarterback and Blake Bortles is the most physically ready to play at the pro level.  He’s a great fit for Norv Turner and won’t have to play right away with the presence of Matt Cassel.

#9 – Buffalo Bills – Eric Ebron – TE – North Carolina

Dynamic tight ends tend to change the complexion of an offense.  Eric Ebron has that capability coming out of North Carolina.  The Buffalo Bills need such a presence and can make good use of it against those tough AFC East defenses.

#10 – St. Louis Rams (f/DET) – Taylor Lewan – OT – Michigan

The knocks on Taylor Lewan are weak.  He’s immense and strong yet still one of the best athletes in the draft and he’s experienced.  The St. Louis Rams can find great use for him in helping keep Sam Bradford healthy for a full season.

#11 – Tennessee Titans – Anthony Barr – OLB – UCLA

Pass rush led to feast or famine games for the Tennessee Titans in 2013.  They need more consistency in that area, especially as they shift to a 3-4 scheme.  Anthony Barr is a great athlete with huge potential who fits exactly what they want at outside linebacker.

#12 – Oakland Raiders (f/NYG) – Aaron Donald – DT – Pitt

Having added to their draft coffers, the Oakland Raiders must look to solidify their presence in the trenches.  With Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley now on their defensive line, they bring it all together with top interior pass rusher Aaron Donald.

#13 – St. Louis Rams – Ha Ha Clinton-Dix – FS – Alabama

With their presence up front strengthened on both sides, the St. Louis Rams can cap their defensive project with a playmaking safety.  Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is on their radar, and why not?  He’s the best coverage center fielder in the 2014 class.

#14 – New York Jets (f/CHI) – Justin Gilbert – CB – Oklahoma State

Trade:  18th, 80th (3rd) and 195th (6th) pick to Bears for 14th pick

Rex Ryan can’t run his defense without corners who can play on islands on the outside.  Justin Gilbert is one of the few who doesn’t just have the size but the speed and athleticism for that assignment.  On top of that, he brings return value.

#15 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Bradley Roby – CB – Ohio State

His struggles in early 2013 and the drunk driving rumor are not enough to dissuade facts.  Bradley Roby is the second best corner in this draft with the preferred length, speed and physicality to shut down a receiver by himself.  The Pittsburgh Steelers need that badly.

#16 – San Francisco 49ers (f/DAL) – Odell Beckham Jr. – WR – LSU

Trade:  30th, 56th (2nd) and 129th (4th) picks to Cowboys for 16th pick

How ironic would this be?  Last year the San Fransisco 49ers traded up in the first round with Dallas for LSU safety Eric Reid.  This time they trade up with Dallas to get dynamic LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

#17 – Baltimore Ravens – Zack Martin – OT – Notre Dame

It is Joe Flacco’s team now with the Baltimore Ravens.  That means keeping him upright and giving him help on the ground.  For that they need a better offensive line.  Zack Martin can play any position up front from Day One.

#18 – Chicago Bears (f/NYJ) – Calvin Pryor – FS – Louisville

Safety play doomed the Chicago Bears in 2013 and it’s the area of the 2014 NFL mock draft considered weakest beyond the first round.  So they get their guy early.  Calvin Pryor is a tone-setter who can tackle, hit, blitz and continues to improve in coverage.

#19 – Philadelphia Eagles (f/MIA) – Darqueze Dennard – CB – Michigan State

Trade:  22nd and 86th (3rd) picks to Dolphins for 19th and 116th (4th) picks

Corner play hurt the Philadelphia Eagles a lot last season and it needs to be fixed.  Seeing Darqueze Dennard still available, they make a deal with Miami to leapfrog Green Bay and Arizona to get the “No Fly Zone.”

#20 – Arizona Cardinals – Derek Carr – QB – Fresno State

Ever so suddenly the Arizona Cardinals are approaching championship level.  The question at hand is whether Carson Palmer at age 34 is the guy to take them there.  Bets are hedged when they take talented FresnoState passer Derek Carr as insurance.

#21 – Green Bay Packers – C.J. Mosley – LB – Alabama 

Julius Peppers should help the pass rush but the Green Bay Packers badly need stability at inside linebacker.  C.J. Mosley was a fast, athletic and instinctive leader for Alabama and fits their scheme like a glove.

#22 – Miami Dolphins (f/PHI) – Xavier Su’a-Filo – OG – UCLA

They want to run the ball and protect Ryan Tannehill.  The Miami Dolphins should know it takes more than tackles to do that.  It’s not flashy, but guards are just as important and Xavier Su’a-Filo is head and shoulders above the rest on the board.

#23 – Kansas City Chiefs – Brandin Cooks – WR – Oregon State

Dwayne Bowe seems to be settling back into his possession receiver role.  Now the Kansas City Chiefs need a speed option to open things up for Alex Smith.  Brandin Cooks has plenty of that, not to mention a fine pair of hands.

#24 – Cincinnati Bengals – Kyle Fuller – CB – Virginia Tech

Cornerback was exposed somewhat late in the season last year.  The Cincinnati Bengals can’t afford a defensive drop off given their Super Bowl aspirations.  Kyle Fuller is born to play their scheme thanks to his size, nose for the ball and tackling ability.

#25 – Jacksonville Jaguars (f/SD) – Teddy Bridgewater – QB – Louisville

Trade:  39th and 70th (3rd) picks to Chargers for 25th pick

Robbed of the top four corners in the draft, San Diego chooses to move out while the Jacksonville Jaguars take their chance to jump ahead of Cleveland to grab Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater to become their future franchise quarterback.

#26 – Cleveland Browns (f/CLE) – Donte Moncrief – WR – Ole Miss

Whether they would’ve taken Bridgewater or not is moot now.  Instead the Cleveland Browns seek out some help for Josh Gordon in the passing game by adding the big and sneaky fast Donte Moncrief from Ole Miss.

#27 – New Orleans Saints – Ryan Shazier – OLB – Ohio State

He’s not a pure pass rusher but the value of Ryan Shazier goes beyond that for the New Orleans Saints.  He is blazing fast, a tackling machine, able in coverage and also has the chops to go after the quarterback when asked.

#28 – Carolina Panthers – Morgan Moses – OT – Virginia

It’s becoming clear that the Carolina Panthers value protecting Cam Newton more than arming him with weapons.  So they take Virginia tackle Morgan Moses who has the size and nifty feet to man the left tackle spot vacated by Jordan Gross.

#29 – New England Patriots – Ra’Shede Hageman – DT – Minnesota

Bill Belichick watched his defense get pushed around last season after Vince Wilfork went down.  He needs to get younger, bigger and stronger up front.  Ra’Shede Hageman has loads of potential athletically at 6’6″, 315 lbs and is already a stout run stuffer.

#30 – Dallas Cowboys (f/SF) – Kony Ealy – DE – Missouri

Having loaded up with another couple picks the Dallas Cowboys feel content getting out of the first round of this 2014 NFL mock draft by cementing a thinned defensive end position with promising Missouri rusher Kony Ealy.

#31 – Denver Broncos – Jason Verrett – CB – TCU

The only complaint scouts can find on TCU corner Jason Verrett is he’s a couple inches shorter than ideal.  Other than that he has every possible tool a kid could need to succeed as a pro.  That’s good enough for the Denver Broncos.

#32 – Seattle Seahawks – Cody Latimer – WR – Indiana

His draft stock has been soaring the past month.  Cody Latimer is one of those enticing size-speed wide receivers that bring so much potential to the pros.  The Seattle Seahawks decide to add him in hopes he replaces the departed Golden Tate.

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  • Dr Muon Funk

    Philly doesn’t have enough picks and safety hurt Philly more than corner. I could see them trading their first for more picks or taking the best player at 22. The corners in the draft are not necessarily day 1 starters.

    • Erik Lambert

      Dennard is. He’s a tremendous locker room presence in addition to being a talented player. He’ll bring a physical edge to that defense just like a safety would.

      • Dr Muon Funk

        But he lacks the size that Chip goes for. 6′ + long corners. I wouldn’t be upset with this pick but I just don’t see it.

        • Erik Lambert

          You’re arguing over less than an inch. I’m sure Kelly can make an exception for that.

  • baronmwd

    Love Dallas trading back and getting a couple more picks. Even though I like Ealy at 30 a lot better the Ealy at 16. I would like to see Safety Ward at 30 since the Safety position thins out fast after the top 3. With two 2nd rounders we could target Ealy, Lawrence or Crichton and DT Easley. WR Landry, Latimer or Bryant in 3rd. With two picks in 4th round look at O-Line, QB or RB.

    • Erik Lambert

      I’m not convinced the Cowboys are ready to give up on Church and Wilcox. I feel Rod Marinelli wants to upgrade the line, improve the pass rush and see if they improve. Ealy is a solid addition with good upside who fits well with their scheme. Lawrence is a bit light and Crichton doesn’t have his athleticism.

  • brian basile

    Would love this scenario for the Boys….2nd round get an OG and receiver, maybe Richardson/Yankey and Bryant/Latimer and address 1 Tech DT in 3rd, lots of value there, Sutton, Mcullers, Jones, S Vereen/ Ladler in 4th and with extra 4th try and get out QB of future, Mettenberger/ McCarron…Then in 5th my sleeper, Aaron Lynch of South Fla, dude is a beast…If he can get his head on straight can be our next Ware…Would even add a couple of our 7th’s to seal this deal…

    • Erik Lambert

      Certainly favorable provided they draft the right players.

  • David

    Id rather see Dallas trade back to 27 and take Shazier. They could give the Saints the extra 4th the Niners gave them.

    • Erik Lambert

      That’s condition on if the Saints are willing to move up, which I don’t believe they are.

  • Rick Talley

    If I’m Les Snead, I take this trade with the Lions in a nano second. Basically, it’s like getting 2, #1s for the 2nd overall. Plus, the Rams still get a blue chipper in Lewan. But, I’d also look to trade the 13th, too, and insist the trade include a 2nd rounder this year. The Rams can then pick up Fuller later in 1st, and take Bucannon and best WR available…probably Latimer, Benjamin, or Moncreif. SWEEEEEET!!!

    • Erik Lambert

      Glad you approve, Rick.

  • Roc

    As much as I like Cooks with the 23, I think KC will trade back. They only have 6 picks in this draft, and without a second rounder it’s gonna be tough to fill those needs at WR AND Guard and just getting a WR is not going to be enough IMO

    • Erik Lambert

      This guard class is richer than people think. I think they’ll find a quality talent in the 3rd.

  • @ScoreboardSteve

    I would be ecstatic about getting Gilbert on the Jets and the NYJ will not have given up too much to get him either. Gilbert and Milliner, although very young, are a formidable combo at CB. Grab a WR in round two like Jordan Matthews, Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, or Davante Adams.

    Nice mock, but I don’t see this many trades in round one, but wouldn’t be totally surprised if there was either.

    • Erik Lambert

      With the draft you never know. I think Gilbert would thrive under Ryan and if Milliner can take the next step they have their two lockdown corners.

  • Daniel Sutter

    Trade for the Chargers in this scenario would be the best move. Then hopefully we get Van Noy at 37, Desir or SJB at 57, best available WR or Dozier at 70, WR or Kerr at 88. That be sweet lol. Maybe be a little early on Kerr but I really think he might be gone early 4th….

    • Erik Lambert

      I felt the same way. Nothing left for them of value in round one.

  • Bobby Postma

    Love the jaguars picks. Getting khalil Mack then moving back up to grab bridgewater. But I can actually see Detroit trading with us and sending suh. We will get a beast in the D line and then a couple extra picks to load up the offense cuz we all know the jaguars need more help offensively then defensively

    • Erik Lambert

      It’s possible but this scenario is somewhat more plausible than that one. Adding Mack and Bridgewater would be a boon for the Jags.

  • Johnny

    Would like to see the Dolphins trade down like in your Mock.. Hopefully they can still land ILB CJ Mosley (Doubt it). . Don’t see a Guard though(Filo)… Need a RT more then guard.. Maybe T Moses. (A small reach if not at all)… Then maybe use that extra pick to possible move up or stay for TE Austin S-J… Like that kid.. Big, athletic, and just ran a 4.56, 40 at Jets Facility… That’s pretty fast for a 6’6 263lb guy… We need to give Tannehill a big target!! Been saying it since he was drafted.. Pairing up TE Clay with TE ASJ??? Now your talking a nightmare match for LBers and DBs…

    • Erik Lambert

      I know they need a tackle but taking Moses there is too high. Su’a-Filo is a beast and will start from Day One. He’s got power, size and technique in spades and will be a tremendous blocker either running or passing. It’s not a sexy pick, but they can find a right tackle later on, same as the other positions.

      • Johnny

        I WANT :: A – S – J !!!!!

        • Erik Lambert

          T-O-O E-A-R-L-Y

          • Johnny

            Ha… In the 2nd ROUND!!!

          • Johnny

            T-O-O L-A-T-E!!! lol

          • Erik Lambert

            Missed it byyyyyyyyy THAT much.

  • Jake

    You’ve said Bortles is the most opening-day ready QB in the draft several times but from what i’m seeing out there lately many people think Bortles is going to need a year to sit. Most people seem to think Teddy B. is the most ready to start due to his extreme level of intelligence high football IQ. I haven’t seen too many people touting Bortles as a day one starter, and even though the Vikes have Castle I think they want someone who is ready to compete for the starting job. I really don’t think they’re going to use the #8 pick on a guy who needs to sit a year..

    • Erik Lambert

      Actually what I said was he’s the most physically ready. Manziel, Bridgewater and Carr have some sort of issue in regards to their bodies under question. For Manziel it’s his size and for Bridgewater and Carr it’s their thin frames. Bortles has none of those problems. He’s 6’5″, built like a linebacker with a good arm and a calmness under fire. The Vikes don’t have to start him right away with Cassel there. I’m convinced if they can improve the defense later on they can let him use their talented weaponry on offense to compete until Bortles is ready. By that point the move will look genius.

      • Billy Schwandt

        Totally agree with you Erik!!!!

        • Erik Lambert

          Thanks Billy.

      • Jake

        Physically ready doesn’t mean much. Size and strength don’t equal a starting caliber QB. Jamarcus Russel was built like a tank, so was Tebow. Just because a QB is bigger and stronger than the other does not mean he is the most ready to start. Teddy B. is the most ready to start out of the top QB’s in this draft. He has a good arm, good accuracy, he’s very smart, makes good decisions, understands complex offensive systems and is decently mobile. He’s also working to add pounds and bulk up to help absorb the additional abuse. The biggest thing for them is that Bridgewater has the ability to learn Turner’s complex system and learn it fast. He’s proven to be very intelligent. This argument in favor of Bortles is pretty shallow. If they take a QB at #8 it’s going to be a guy who can start this year. You don’t draft a guy at #8 to sit a year or two. AP is pushing 30 and they want to make a Superbowl run while he’s still got enough in the tank to be the monster he is. They don’t want a years long rebuilding process. I really don’t think they’ll go with Bortles at #8.

    • Gary Stewart

      jake its more likely that any of the qbs in this draft should sit a year even manziel so what should minnesota do? hope they get through this year and then get a first year starter next year?? if bortles is a year away they might as well start now as opposed to waiting til next year and maybe having to wait a year on that pick unless you favor the vikes tanking in 2014 to secure a sure fire qb in 2015?

  • powderBLUE801

    No Kelvin Benjamin? I think SD needs another WR and if he falls to us at 25 I would take that. And Nix as well!! I see your point on trading down but if we do that they better get van noy.

    • Erik Lambert

      Benjamin and Nix will be there is the second round. Their stocks have plummeted to that point by now.

    • pbg619

      Not really i think the Chargers need a CB more than anything…but I’m not a fan of them i just live out here so you would know more than me about them

      • powderBLUE801

        With Williams back in the line up SD will have a crowded CB squad they are all mediocre but crowded. And if all the top CB are gone I don’t see a need to add to it. We are very slim at WR, OLB, and no NT.

  • Old Frog

    The Cowboys trade down and pass on Zack Martin? I hope not.

    • Chad

      Although we could use two of the three picks through the 3rd Round to grab a guard and tackle. Would you pass on Martin if it meant you could have a duo like Gabe and Cyrus?

      • Old Frog

        If it were that simple of course I would prefer to pick two of the Guards (Jackson, Su’a-Filo, or Richardson) instead of Martin but with so many needs on defense I don’t believe they would do it. I think if they pass on Martin we will be lucky to end up with one of those three and if that is the choice I’d rather have Martin. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

        • Chad

          Very true. Optimism never hurts though! Hahaha

  • loverpoint

    You are an absolute loon. For the 49ers to trade up to #16 with Dallas and take a WR that isn’t even valued that high is pure idiocy, plus their #1 priority is CB ?

    Why would the 49ers be willing to move up #30 to #16 this year in the draft and give up more to Dallas than they did in their trade last year 2013 when they moved from #31 to #18 ?

    • Erik Lambert

      Different draft with different circumstances. Eric Reid wasn’t nearly as in demand as OBJ will be. I’ve heard several teams express interest in him, and when interest is high in a player, the price goes up. Also keep in mind last year the 49ers traded up from 31st to 19th. This time it’s 30th to 16th. It’s a longer jumper to a higher point in the draft, which also increases the price (which they can easily afford). As to the corner requirements, that position is the deepest in the 2014 class. They can find a starter or two in the second and third rounds.

  • Chad

    Although I’ve been on the idea of getting Murphy as our RDE, this trade down situation is probably the best scenario I’ve seen you set up for Dallas. Very nice sir!

    • Erik Lambert

      Happy you approve, Chad.

  • Ron Fulton

    Still don’t loke the Bengals taking a CB/ If they don’t start then it is a wasted pick. Draft a defensive lineman or Linebacker at number 1. QB in the second round and then a CB.

    • Erik Lambert

      Normally I would agree Ron but in this case I think they make the right decision. Fuller is an outstanding prospect and a perfect fit for their defense. His size, athleticism and toughness have the makings of a Pro Bowler, even if he doesn’t start right away. They should be able to find linebacker and line help on Day 2.

      • Ron Fulton

        I know you like him but I still would not take any corner in the first round. As far as the second goes, I would go after Derek Carr if available, if not then a CB.

  • Chris Schroeder

    I like that trade with the Giants Eric. With Clowney, Watkins, and Mack off the board, they can still get Aaron Donald and acquire another second-round pick this year. Beautiful!

    • Erik Lambert

      I thought you would. It’s a good deal for both sides. Oakland gets the picks to reload their roster and the Giants get a franchise left tackle for Eli.

  • bk

    I would hope that SF traded up with Pitt to get Beckham jr…Pitt could use more picks and may be able to get Roby at 30 anyway.. I just think with his latest brush with the law, Roby will be knocked down a bit.. Pitt would go Dennard if they stay at 15… Even if they did trade to 30 and took Verrett I would be happy.

    • Erik Lambert

      Fair points. I just feel Roby is better than Dennard athletically. Nothing about his drinking incident has been proven to my knowledge and he fits the Steelers scheme perfectly. I understand wanting to trade back to San Francisco, but that would probably cost more for the 49ers, even if it’s just one spot. Besides, as I said, they’ve dealt with Dallas before and are comfortable with them.

      • bk

        I thought he plead guilty to some lesser charge… like being intoxicated while in a car..something like that… I like Roby’s athletic abilities… I just like the idea of getting more picks somewhere… The only scenario I see where other teams will trade up is if there is a run on QB’s and someone like Cleveland, Jacksonville, or Az wants to move up to get a QB…

        • Erik Lambert

          That’s possible but not likely. You might have a run at another position in the second round though and could have an opportunity to collect an extra pick or two there.

        • Nathan Haigh

          Can’t see Arizona trading up to get a new QB. They probably aren’t starting anyone besides Carson in 2014 and new youth or upgrades at SS, OLB, TE, RE, RT, RG, CB. A QB would be nice in round 2, 3 or 4 to develop for 2015.

  • Letterman007

    I don’t see he Brown’s going two picks in the first round without a quarterback being the second pick!! If needed they can trade up with the Ravens and they would have their choice of Carr or Bridgewater?!!

  • mccall316

    As a raider fan, I couldn’t be happier if this were the actual draft! I want Donald second only to Mack!

    • Erik Lambert

      We’ll see how that plays out.

    • Bob Yost

      I Want Donald second to Lewan!

  • Gary Stewart

    got here a little late erik but getting lewan and dix plus fairley and a 2015 1st for the #2 is good for the rams i hope fairley is not a cancer guy but if not the trade makes sense and i don’t see detroit going to the playoffs so the 1st rounder in 2015 should be a top 15 pick if detroit wants watkins that bad i say fine lets go. and btw detroit did not pick up the option on fairley so as i see it the rams have a commitment to fairley for 1 less year if he doesn;t pan out am i correct on that ??

    • Erik Lambert

      They didn’t pick up the option but that doesn’t mean the Rams can’t if they trade for him. Jeff Fisher is a master at handling personalities. He turned Albert Haynesworth into a Pro Bowler for god sake. In this trade the Rams get a great interior force, their needed blocker for Bradford, Clinton-Dix and a future #1 while the Lions avoid unloading too many picks and get that needed secondary target opposite Megatron.

      • Gary Stewart

        when is the cut off for picking up the option? also if detroit wants to move fairley and get watkins then its a good trade for them the RG3 type trade dont come around that often (1 sided) so a fair trade for both sides makes sense i hope it happens

        • Erik Lambert

          Amazingly the deadline is today for the option so basically the trade would have to happen today if the Rams want the option available. Still, even for a year Fairley will come cheap and if he does well the Rams can find the space to keep him (dump Bradford).

          • Gary Stewart

            was thinking the deadline would be before a trade either way it makes as much sense to wait anyway detroit knows what they have and did not elect to exercise the option so they must feel like a change of scerery is best

  • Juanito Juanito

    to me another dumb trade for the cowboys, should be 2nd and 3rd for the trade with 49ers, not 2nd and 4th

    • Nathan Haigh

      The suggested trade meets the draft value chart guidelines to within a couple points.

  • 3kolu

    I’d like the Vikings to trade down add pick(s) and land Gilbert, Barr, Moseley, or Donald . Then, they can trade back into the first and land a QB, hopefully Bortles or Carr and have the ability to have a fifth year option.

    • Erik Lambert

      Believe me I searched for viable trade downs but nothing came up. So Bortles made the most sense for their situation.

      • 3kolu

        In order to trade down you got to have an interested party.

  • Steve Batchelor

    What do you think about this scenario Erik….49ers trade 30th,56,94 and a 1st in 2015 for the Bucs 7th pick to acquire Evans. Bucs can then go in a bunch of different ways to get OL, WR and LB help with 2 picks in the 2nd and 3rd, plus with SF’s first next year they could move up to get their QB of the future. My reasoning for SF is that Evans would be the perfect complement for Kaep. Let me know what ya think!

    • Erik Lambert

      Personally I love the move. San Francisco has the ammunition and the solid roster already in place to afford the future pick and I believe Evans is what they’re missing in that fight with Seattle for the NFC West. The Bucs do need the picks and could take advantage of a deep class to address the receiver position later. I just don’t think Trent Baalke is that aggressive. Based on history he’ll trade up but only a certain distance and it might not even be for a receiver. They need a corner pretty badly too. Also keep in mind he doesn’t typically show a willingness to mortgage the future on one player.

    • Nathan Haigh

      Not anywhere near enough value for the Bucs in that trade. For that to work, the Bucs would have to assume the 49ers first in 2015 is number 16 or better. Since they have been to the Super Bowl and NFC championship the last two years, that seems a bit of a reach. Also with the depth of this year’s draft and the chance for a new regime to make a mark early, it would seem impudent to delay choices for the Bucs. Basically, if the 49ers offered 30, 56, 61, 77, and maybe 129 they might have a deal for number 7. That’s a hell of a price though.

  • Ricky Bobby

    Then I woke up..#PIPEDREAM

  • http://www.cnsqonline.com cesarnoel

    Taylor Lewan is not versatile AND has borderline attitudes similar to those of Richie Incognito. I’d still prefer Jake Mathews as he is polished, versatile and has the bloodlines of a Hall-of-Fame versatile O-lineman who happens to have played and work under the same coach who would potential draft him.

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  • Dave

    This would be a horrible 1st round for the Browns. No QB, a RT at 4, and a massive reach at 26. RT isn’t a need and even if it was, this is a deep OT class so the Browns could find a day 1 starter on day 2.