Your morning Brandon Lloyd update

AP

We told you last night that Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd is on the trading block, which should enliven an otherwise quiet NFL trading deadline.

(Hey, it beats daily Tim Tebow posts right?  Well, we’ll have those too.)

Mike Klis of the Denver Post broke the story, and he’s updated his news to add what the Broncos are looking for in a deal. They want a third-to-fifth round draft pick.

That’s a pretty big range. Teams seem to value third-round picks highly, while fifth-round picks are often throwaways in trades like this. A fourth-rounder sounds like a pretty fair move for a starting wide receiver like Lloyd.

The Titans and Panthers were mentioned as two interested teams.  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean writes that he does believe the Titans are interested, but doubts a deal will get done.  Tennessee could use a physical receiver, rather than another vertical threat.

We’re never big on trading draft picks, but it’s amazing to see how much teams value a mid-to-late round pick right now compared to on draft day when they are tossed around freely in deals.

If Lloyd helped a playoff contender like the Titans win one more game this year, wouldn’t that be worth it?

51 responses to “Your morning Brandon Lloyd update

  1. So the texans trade for a much older version of kevin walter and now Loyd is up for sale?? You’ve got to be kidding me! Texans please trade for this guy. I mean yea you probably don’t have the cap space to sign him next year but it would be sooo tight to have loyd next to andre. The first legit #2 wr you’ve ever had next to him. Imagine how good the offense would be!!

  2. “A fourth-rounder sounds like a pretty fair move for a starting wide receiver like Lloyd.”
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    Really? He was the top WR in all of football last year. That’s extremely impressive even if it was in what most call a gimmicky McDaniels offense. If the going price for Lloyd is a 4th round pick, then 31 NFL teams should be calling Denver right now looking to make a deal.

    I say Carolina. Give Newton someone to throw the ball to besides an aging Steve Smith and a couple TEs.

  3. Makes no sense why Carolina would be interested in having 2 30+ WR on the same team. Were 1-4 not 4-1, and then he’s a free agent. Ride with what we got, except move LaFell to #2 and go into the draft with all of our picks next year. Typical, Marty Hurney move if it gets done, just bring someone in via free agency or draft. Get a defensive player first round and take WR from OU in the second.

  4. When will people learn that WR’s brought in during a trade are worthless. They don’t know the playbook and take a year to even start to produce.

  5. We’re never big on trading draft picks, but it’s amazing to see how much teams value a mid-to-late round pick right now compared to on draft day when they are tossed around freely in deals.
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    The covet the ability to make deals during the draft to get specific players. That’s potentially a better option than trading it away before the draft, unless the guy you get now fills a glaring need and is expected to stay for a couple years

  6. Come on Bills, send your extra 4th from the Evans deal Denver’s way for him. The receiving corps is dangerously thin after losing Parrish and Easley for the season, plus Jones out for a few weeks.

  7. “A fourth-rounder sounds like a pretty fair move for a starting wide receiver like Lloyd.”

    A 4th rounder for a WR that led the league in yards last year? That’s not a fair move…oh yeh, but he’s in his last year of his contract. That might have been important to mention when talking about the compensation Denver is seeking.

  8. I dont see how any contender with cap space wouldnt make a 4th round pick for Brandon Lloyd trade. Especially a team like New England (not that they have a huge need at WR) but they blow most of their 4-5th rounders anyway.

  9. The idea that Denver is trading Lloyd to make Tebow fail is ridiculous. Tebow is going to fail on his own. And Tebow has no use for Lloyd anyway. Get him another tight end. Any formation with more than one WR while Tebow’s in the game is a misuse of personnel.

  10. Tennessee seems like a good spot for him and a contender at the moment to make him happy as well. 5-7 rounder could get it done. Although “according to reports” the Broncos don’t part with players for cheap as with the QB situation with Miami.

  11. almelo95 says:
    Oct 14, 2011 9:22 AM
    Come on Bills, send your extra 4th from the Evans deal Denver’s way for him. The receiving corps is dangerously thin after losing Parrish and Easley for the season, plus Jones out for a few weeks.

    I’m with you on this one…

    The only thing that messes up this trade is the fact that the Bills beat Philly with the receiving corps they have. So I’m guessing since they didn’t pull 1 of the 2 WR’s from the practice squad to their fifty-three man roster, we won’t be seeing any trades.

    I wish they would make a move now while a decent receiver is available, because by next week you only have a few avaerage at best FA’s.

    Go Bills!!!!

  12. Wasn’t he critical of Tebow this summer – while Orton was leading voluntary workouts and Tebow was out promoting his book? Apparently he’s going under the bus with Orton (and Chris Leak). Beware the power of Tim Tebow!

  13. modehead says:
    Oct 14, 2011 9:25 AM

    The Bills gave up Lee Evans for a 4th, and look how that turned out for the Ravens. Lloyd has to be worth more than that.

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    Had the Ravens not already traded for Evans, I would have screamed from the highest of mountaintops for Ozzie to get Lloyd.

  14. LOL at the blogger being amazed at how teams value mid to late round picks.

    Let me school you. Picks are the equivalent to money for NFL teams. The team with the most currency on draft day, controls the draft. The more picks you have, the better a team is on draft day.

    I wouldn’t trade no mid round pick for Brand Lloyd.

  15. seneca1ss says:
    Oct 14, 2011 9:25 AM
    4th Rd. Pick Buccaneers (C’mon MAN!!!!!!!!)

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    I would totally be in favor of this. Move Mike Williams to the other side, and Benn to the slot.

    In a 4 receiver set, Benn could work opposite Winslow to provide that extra blocker, as we’ve seen he is very capable of that roll.

    With our 3 receivers now, Williams, Benn, Briscoe we have 3 receivers with slightly better than average speed and big bodies, but no true recevier that can stretch the field and force the DB’s to play deeper.

  16. newsflash for all the dummies out there…..teams that are 1-4 are not going to trade for Brandon Lloyd. You can write it down. End of story. Keep dreaming. There is always next year.

  17. The Texans could use Lloyd. Jacoby Jones shouldn’t even be in the league and Kevin Walter can only get open every other play.

  18. technovike – I thought the same thing until I looked at their stats. They are the same guy. Berrians career stats are actually better and a little more consistant. Take last year away from Lloyd and hes much worse. For what the Vikes would have to give up to get him, it might end up being BB all over again.

  19. The Jets have never been afraid to bring in a big-name player in the middle of the season (al a Braylon Edwards in 2009).

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up in New York (if the Broncos do end up trading him).

  20. Cardinals. They need a legit number 2 since losing Steve Breaston. Kolb seems to be going out of his way to NOT key on Fitz (for fear of defenses keying only on him) and it’s causing bad throws and decisions.

  21. Rams? Reunite him with Josh McDaniels. The Rams desperately need another skill-position playmaker.

    Guess that’s assuming they want to extend his contract. St. Louis isn’t going anywhere this season.

  22. But…but..the Broncos can’t trade Brandon Lloyd. Then we’ll never get a chance to see how much greater he is with the Mighty Tim Tebow throwing passes to him.

  23. Lloyd just called out the playing calling by offensive coordinator Mike MCcoy before the Packers game and wanted more touches . They fed Lloyd and the Broncos had several big plays down the field that game .

    The very next game they are right back to dump off and quick outs. The Broncos were one of the best teams in the league in going down field last year (top 5) and a running game was supposed to make that even better but through the first 5 games the only game they really emphasized that was the packers game .

    Orton and Lloyd saw what was going on with Mccoy and in a couple of weeks we will be right back here discussing why Tebow looks so bad because of him .

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