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Raiders talking to several teams about trading down

Mark Davis, Reggie McKenzie AP

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.

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56 Responses to “Raiders talking to several teams about trading down”
  1. finsfan4life1977 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    I’d jump out of my seat if the Dolphins trade up to draft Dion Jordan.

  2. stevenwilliams2013 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:35 PM

    Wow Reggie McKenzie,..has a blonde afro,..that is so freaking cool!!

  3. peoplesrepublic0fdabayarea says: Apr 25, 2013 12:35 PM

    It should be given to the 49ers as punishment for not drafting Crabtree and for coming back to the Bay Area.

  4. partylikeits1964 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:35 PM

    The Browns interest is just a smokescreen.

  5. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 25, 2013 12:36 PM

    Get it done Jerry we need a top OL

  6. mazblast says: Apr 25, 2013 12:36 PM

    This makes too much sense for the Raiders to do it.

  7. radrntn says: Apr 25, 2013 12:38 PM

    i think if Fisher or Joeckel are still on the board , a lot of teams will want to move up. Dolphins and Cards both want to protect their blind side.

    Eagles might want to move up a spot as well. Rams still want to get up there as well, and might package both #1, 3, and next years 2.

    Raiders are in a good spot.

  8. socalraider909 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    Make it happen big Reg

  9. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    Let’s hope it happens, the Raiders desperately need more picks…and please, not Floyd!

    He doesn’t have the passion, and I just don’t trust those ‘can’t miss’ SEC prospects anymore…not after JaWalrus and SloMo.

  10. captainwisdom8888 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:39 PM

    There’s not any 1 player in the top-5 that will single-handedly change the complexion of Oakland’s team for the better. The Raiders could use some help in a lot of different areas, and they would benefit by accumulating as many picks as possible.

    Also, try taking the best football players available, not the fastest football players available.

  11. green41563 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:41 PM

    Tough to trade down when there’s no one worth coming up for.

  12. MyTeamsAllStink says: Apr 25, 2013 12:41 PM

    Smart move,this draft is weak and one player isnt the difference between the Super Bowl for the Raiders.They have many needs to fill.Get those picks Reggie!

  13. imoatravesty says: Apr 25, 2013 12:47 PM

    Pull the trigger Reggie the Red head.

  14. paul82461 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:47 PM

    Please trade down Reg but not too far we do need some talent. No players, all draft picks.

  15. wludford says: Apr 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    Given the cost to trade up a few spots, I think most teams in the top 10 will take their chances rather than give up a bunch of picks to move up.

    2nd & even 3rd round picks in this draft could land just as good a player as a 1st. I think the Raiders will be using this pick, or trade down at a big discount.

  16. ern215 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    trade with cleveland, then trade down again after that…….(san francisco)????

  17. raidernut says: Apr 25, 2013 12:48 PM

    Do t!! Please!!! It makes way too much sense not too!!!

  18. raidernation4life says: Apr 25, 2013 12:49 PM

    The Raiders should be looking to trade down with only three picks in the first 5 rounds. We need too much help to be holding onto that 3rd overall pick. I’d love to see them trade down a couple of times and pick up 2-4 additional picks.

    Building wisely through the draft is the way to go. You can now call the Raiders, the Packers of the West Coast.

  19. rectumdamnnearkilledem says: Apr 25, 2013 12:49 PM

    Raiders need all the picks they can get. They should absolutely trade down if possible.

  20. aaa82 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    When did the Lions talk about interest in moving up? Last I heard, Mayhew had no interest.

    Not trying to argue here – seriously would like to see the article if you know where it is…

  21. greenbleeder says: Apr 25, 2013 12:50 PM

    If only the Eagles lost one more damn game, we’d be the Power Players in this draft.

    C’ya Lane.

  22. umainebearman says: Apr 25, 2013 12:55 PM

    Aaaaaaans here we go.

  23. citnetter says: Apr 25, 2013 12:56 PM

    Raiders would be wise to do multiple trade-downs and get as many picks as possible. Same for the Jags.

  24. buffalomafia says: Apr 25, 2013 12:57 PM

    The dumb ass Bills should trade up & get the best QB or WR!

  25. rubicon202 says: Apr 25, 2013 12:58 PM

    I’m totally leaving this one up to Reg. I’d like to stick with Sharrif but if we can get that teams 1st pick and a second, WHAT! That would be awesome magic 4 sure…

  26. getyourownname says: Apr 25, 2013 12:59 PM

    Ravens could do it, they could offer their current first round pick, plus a current third-year player who was a #8 pick, under a very team-favorable contract.

  27. tdubdizzle says: Apr 25, 2013 1:02 PM

    The Raiders are not going to get Shariff Floyd, they’re obviously moving in the direction of a 3-4 base defense with all of the recent acquisitions and the fact Jason Tarver favors a 3-4 defense. Consider the fact that Dennis Allen wants a more versatile defense with more looks and where does Shariff fit in? No Where. This is all media spewed ignorance because no ones taken the time out to think for themselves.

  28. johanvil says: Apr 25, 2013 1:03 PM

    Won’t happen.

  29. djjackson81 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:05 PM

    My guess is whom ever is willing to give up the highest second rounder to OAK gets the trade. I don’t see Detroit getting it and Irving up there second for just two spot jump. I hope it is AZ so we can get one of the big 3 tackles. I just hope it’s not a second OaK would take to do that. I would like AZ to go T so they could snag Reid in rd 2. The mocks this morning I’m seeing are Dion Jordan at 7 could be Ansah I’d Dion goes first.

  30. tdubdizzle says: Apr 25, 2013 1:05 PM

    Watch the Raiders trade down AND STILL NOT CHOOSE FLOYD! Shariff Floyd is not that good, he gets stuck on blocks and very little makes plays before the line of scrimmage, he had 4.5 sacks in his collegiate career!!! 4-3 dominant pass rushing D end? Where is this coming from?! And hes undersized for a D tackle, too weak to play inside. MEDIA GARBAGE, This is what happens when REPORTERS think they’re ANALYST.

  31. eklypse69 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    With a draft year like this – having so many players who really aren’t the caliber of “premiere NFL players” – it only makes sense to trade down a ways and accumulate as many picks as possible. Since there are so many “middle of the road” players, and so few superstars, it seems futile to get a top draft pick, pay them a bunch and have it fall flat. Better to get several lower picks and hope some develop into useable commodities.

  32. tdubdizzle says: Apr 25, 2013 1:06 PM

    On top of that The Raiders aren’t going to be running a 4-3 for years to come, the 3-4 will be the base defense very soon. Reggie Mckenzie is following THE PACKERS BLUEPRINT!

  33. tdubdizzle says: Apr 25, 2013 1:08 PM

    “There’s not any 1 player in the top-5 that will single-handedly change the complexion of Oakland’s team for the better. The Raiders could use some help in a lot of different areas, and they would benefit by accumulating as many picks as possible.

    Also, try taking the best football players available, not the fastest football players available.”

    Star Louitilli

  34. floraiders says: Apr 25, 2013 1:09 PM

    Raiders do need more picks thats for sure but can you imagine a O Line of , Veldheer , Wiz and one of these guys ?

  35. rolltide510 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:12 PM

    Whoah, my Raiders had better be careful — keep approaching drafts like this, and they might accidently end up with a real football team!

  36. shinedown37 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:12 PM

    Raiders should offer all there picks for the next 3 years to the packers for Aaron Rodgers.

  37. wludford says: Apr 25, 2013 1:15 PM

    It will be interesting if the Raiders do trade down- likely at a discount. Could have a big impact on all the rest of the trades in the draft…

  38. dirtydrew says: Apr 25, 2013 1:18 PM

    This draft reminds me of the 06 draft. The top players won’t be the best players. The best guy will be some dude in the second round, and a HOF’er in the late rounds.

  39. jm91rs says: Apr 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    Hey Oakland, the Bengals will give you back your high 2nd round pick for your 1st next year. I’m sure the guy you’re looking for will be there. Let’s turn that Palmer trade into something even more lopsided.

  40. screenpass says: Apr 25, 2013 1:39 PM

    Would be great for the Raiders to actually be on the PROSPEROUS end of a bidding war for a change!

    Go Reggie!

  41. ravensallday2012 says: Apr 25, 2013 1:54 PM

    Would love to see the ravens jump up an get a lt. We need a lt and the oline would be set for years

  42. nativeraider says: Apr 25, 2013 2:04 PM

    Trade down and snag Vaccaro or Hayden

  43. whynotusecommonsense says: Apr 25, 2013 2:42 PM

    I don’t believe the Browns have a 2nd round pick this year. If I’m the Raiders I am not even answering the phone if it’s Cleveland.

    Any trade down that doesn’t result in a 2nd rounder this year is not helpful.

  44. silvernblak says: Apr 25, 2013 2:54 PM

    You guys are all freaking out! RM is not going to just roll the dice in the draft! He wont bet unless he can double his money. This man is no idiot, but some of the strategies I have read here are.

  45. raideralex99 says: Apr 25, 2013 3:03 PM

    If this is a “weak” draft … why would you want more picks???

  46. Fist of the Raven says: Apr 25, 2013 3:04 PM

    I don’t see the Ravens moving up this much. The price would be to high and what team that didn’t even finish over .500 would take Pick #32 this year? Doesn’t make sense to either party.

  47. raiderapologist says: Apr 25, 2013 3:40 PM

    jm91rs says: Apr 25, 2013 1:34 PM

    Hey Oakland, the Bengals will give you back your high 2nd round pick for your 1st next year. I’m sure the guy you’re looking for will be there. Let’s turn that Palmer trade into something even more lopsided.
    ————-
    You better hope the guy that engineered that trade doesn’t have a voice in this draft, since he works for the Bengals now. With any luck Cincinnati will use that 2nd round pick on a player that can get on the field, since that 1st round pick last year didn’t do squat.

  48. wludford says: Apr 25, 2013 3:46 PM

    Raiders would be wise to do multiple trade-downs and get as many picks as possible. Same for the Jags.

    ———-

    Yeah, but who’s stupid enough to trade up in this draft?

    OK, if you can convince the Lions that the Eagles are gonna take Honey Badger at #4, they’ll probably give up all their picks this year to move up.

  49. kenstabler says: Apr 25, 2013 4:22 PM

    I’ve been saying this all along that the Raiders would trade down. If they play their cards right, they might be able to trade down twice and still be in the top 12 of the 1st round and a bunch of picks to build this team for the future. Next year wear are a shoe in to get 3 compensatory picks with all the players we lost.

    Go Reggie.

  50. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 25, 2013 4:49 PM

    Am I the only one thats expecting this blog site to come out with another report that the Raiders will be keeping the #3 pick.

  51. pantherpro says: Apr 25, 2013 5:18 PM

    Rumor has it that after this year the Raiders will tarp off the 2nd deck too due to lack of interest and pathetic fan base! It’s worldwide but so is trash!

  52. whitdog23 says: Apr 25, 2013 5:19 PM

    it’s probably other teams interested in trading up, but they’re labeling it the Raiders trading down because that’s why they’ve been claiming would happen all week

  53. bornaraider60 says: Apr 25, 2013 6:50 PM

    Last time I checked No one posting here has GM in their title! Reggie (Magic) Mac is our GM and has been working his arse off to improve our RAIDER NATION! Not only was he a RAIDER 4 Life he helped Build Green Bay into the team the they are today! The late great AL DAVIS RIP left our team in shambles as in Overhyped/Over rated/Overpaid So called players! Reg Magic came in and ADjusted those contracts! So all my Raider Nation keep in mind we r not building a dynasty WE R Building an EMPIRE and will soon RULE Over the NFL!!!

  54. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 25, 2013 7:24 PM

    Anybody else want to smack pantherpro around?

  55. pantherpro says: Apr 25, 2013 7:55 PM

    Oakland nor LA wants the Raiders. Glad Al is six feet under so he doesn’t have to witness this slop!

  56. bornaraider60 says: Apr 25, 2013 9:22 PM

    First off I must say anyone who Tags themselves as pantherpro is a Friggin Loser! What you gonna do when ur team moves to LA! I thought you had to be 18 to post here or at least have a friggin brain!

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