Fishing For Possible Picks: Would Oakland Benefit From Trading Down?

March 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

OK, we've looked at one potential option, with the Raiders moving up.
The ideas abound, from us going into the top three, swapping off a key player in the secondary and hoping that everything turns out well.
The risk, is that opposing teams would eat us alive in the passing game and the running game isn't scared of one extra lineman.
The second idea, is what about the Raiders trading down?
Oakland owns the No. 8 pick, about the line where top-notch players end or a team can start jockeying for position, looking at say, Jimmy Clausen or a package of picks for a veteran player.
The Raiders have had their time, giving up a No. 7 pick for Randy Moss, only to have the experiment fall apart when Moss started to give up on the team.
What would the Raiders have to gain by trading down?
First benefit, is more picks. Losing a No. 8 pick, if parlayed right might net a first and third later on, or maybe a first and second.
Second benefit, is the cost. Right ...

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