There are a lot of teams in the top ten of the draft that want to trade down. The question is whether anyone wants to trade up, or whether a player like Blaine Gabbert will simply slide down to a patient and quarterback-hungry team like Tennessee.
Mike Holmgren of the Browns, picking at No. 6, is one of the decision makers in the top ten that is making it clear they are open for business.
“We are talking to people about trading. I am not going into any more detail than that,” Holmgren told the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Tuesday. “But the deal has to be right. It has to make absolute sense to us, otherwise we take the player. I know we need other things, but we just take the player.”
We think it will be tough for Holmgren to get anyone to bite. If the Browns stay where they are, Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain-Dealer thinks she has the inside track on who the Browns will take.
She lists their top six candidates as Marcell Dareus, Von Miller, Patrick Peterson, A.J. Green, Prince Amukamara and Tyron Smith, essentially in that order.
Based on that list, they would probably take who is left between Peterson and Green. If both those players are gone, Amukamara could be the pick and mess up a lot of mock drafts.