The first trade of today’s first round may revolve around Oakland, where there’s increasing talk that the Raiders will trade down from the third overall pick.
Oakland is getting a lot of calls from teams that want to move up to No. 3, according to Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Raiders have previously said they’re getting calls about the third pick but that they’re not actively shopping it.
The Raiders may only be passively shopping the pick, but they might find themselves with an offer that’s too good to pass up. Teams including the Lions (who own the No. 5 pick), Browns (No. 6), Cardinals (No. 7) and Dolphins (No. 12) have been mentioned as having interest in moving up.
So who would be the target of a trade up? The names that have been mentioned most often are whichever of the three top offensive tackles (Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel and Lane Johnson) are still on the board, plus Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah.
In the final hours before the draft, teams keep things extremely close to the vest, and everything we hear needs to be taken with a grain of salt. But the Raiders trading down is one of the scenarios we’re hearing most.