The best recent example of draft-week information overload came via reports (from the same reporter) that the Dolphins are both interested in trading up from No. 12 and down from No. 12.
Sources close to me tell me that the Dolphins also are interested in possibly using the 12th overall pick. That should pretty much cover the entire universe of possibilities.
The Eagles provide another example of reports that eventually will cover the full range of possibilities. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, they have settled on four players. Which is a convenient number, given that they pick fourth.
But the Eagles also reportedly are interested in trading down. Which means that they’d better be ready to get interested in more players.
Sources close to me tell me that the Eagles also could become interested in trading up. Which again should cover the entire universe of possibilities.
We realize that reporters are under constant pressure from above to break information, even when there really isn’t any information to break. In those situation, it would be nice if the producers and editors would realize that the pressure they place on the reporters puts the reporters in positions where the reporters can look silly. Since it’s never the producers or editors who have to look silly, the chances of the producers and editors backing off remain tucked somewhere between slim and none.
Actually, there’s a chance the producers and editors will apply less pressure. And there’s a chance they will apply more pressure. And there’s a chance they will apply the same amount of pressure.
Which yet again covers the entire universe of possibilities.