Oakland Raiders: Should the Raiders Decide to Trade Up in the NFL Draft?

March 31, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Raiders are without a first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and with glaring needs at offensive line, some in Raider Nation are calling to trade up into round one this year.
Fans seem to be split on what to do. Some feel trading up will cost too much; others claim it's necessary to the growth of the team.
There are plenty of teams in the first round willing to trade down this year, so finding a partner shouldn't be a problem.
The real issue here is price.
Do we really want to trade into round one when it will in all likeliness cost next year's first rounder?
Seriously, that's something you really need to ask yourself before advocating for a trade-up. Also keep in mind this year's draft class is one of the weakest in years.
Also keep in mind, however, that it is very strong when talking about the interior offensive line, although Mike Pouncey is the only first-round projected guard/center.
Pouncey is really the one guy the Raiders would trade into...

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