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2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Teams Inquire About Moving Up


Success in this weekend’s draft may rest in John Dorsey’s ability to acquire more picks. There was some worry because of the depth of the draft that teams would not be interested in moving up to acquire the Chiefs’ 23rd overall pick. According to Adam Schefter, those fears should be taken down a notch or two.

The three teams of note here are Cleveland (26th overall), San Francisco (30th overall and two second round picks), Houston (first overall pick in second round), and Atlanta (fifth overall pick in the second round). Each of those teams could be looking at the 23rd overall pick for one reason or another.

In San Francisco’s case, they’ll be looking for a wide receiver, possibly Odell Beckham or Brandin Cooks. While it would be hard for the Chiefs to pass on either of those wide receivers, trading down would be the right move. The draft is full of wide receivers who could help the Chiefs now and in the future, so moving down to add another pick or two so they could add depth to other positions would be ideal for the Chiefs.

Atlanta may be looking for a wide receiver as well given the increasing age of Roddy White, the loss of Tony Gonzalez, and Julio Jones’ injury. What may be more likely is cornerback. Atlanta has some serious issues on the defensive side of the ball and adding one of the top corners in the draft – should one fall towards Kansas City – would be ideal.

The most likely scenario involves Houston and Cleveland trading up to ensure they land a quarterback. Both teams are expect to pass on quarterbacks with their top picks but are said to desire a quarterback early in the draft. Cleveland could be looking to move up a few spots to ensure Houston cannot jump them in order to draft either Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, or Derek Carr.

Is there a trade here you’d like to see, Addicts?

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  • berttheclock

    Rappaport adds the Broncos to that list in order to take, either, Mosley or Shazier.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    No way I’d trade down rather than drafting Cooks or Beckham if wide receiver’s high on my list of priorities. I’d only do it if they aren’t there. Or if we only moved back a few spots in a trade with Cleveland.

  • Bdiddy

    I wouldn’t trade with the Donks if Mosely is there. Don’t think there’s a chance Shazier will be there. I would either trade with somebody else (assuming the option exists) or take him myself…of course this depends entirely on what is being offered in the trade. I wouldn’t trade this pick for anything less than TWO additional picks if the first one being offered is very deep into the second round. That’s our first for a 33-43, a 65-75, and another 4th or 5th.

  • Michael Shaw

    Something tells me that this draft might have the most trades of any draft in the last 10-20 years.

  • Nick

    Perfect scenario would be for a trade back with Cleveland so they can get their QB (not looking at draft pick value chart but think 2014 1st & 3rd or 4th). Then move back with Atlanta so they get a DB (get Atlanta’s 2014 2nd & 3rd as well as 2015 2nd). Then we have a 2nd, 3 3rd’s, etc. This may not be enough compensation as I’m not looking at the chart of what picks are worth.

    • berttheclock

      What makes that Cleveland thing interesting is the fact the GM for Cleveland is Ray Farmer who worked under both King Carl and Pioli. So, having the new GM Dorsey work with Farmer could be something new. Then, you would have Dorsey try to work with the New England South guys.

      But, one added thing about possible trades is there are several new GMs with teams who are really going to try hard to improve their various teams. This is not the same o same o buddy system of trading partners.

  • Joshua Sanders

    Honestly it would not hurt my feelings at all what so ever if we traded #23 down to get more picks, then we traded both Berry and Flowers for more picks. We all love winning, and we all want to win the big game. But at the end of the day the NFL is a business, all the players, coaches, and owners are in it for the money. And if some changes are not made, this time next year we will be in even worse shape. So I say with such a rich draft, trade some big name players who will demand a big contract to pick up depth and good chances for big talent for less money. So we can land Smith with an extended contract, or we need to start looking in this draft or the next draft for a replacement QB.