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Saints, Raiders attempting to trade down in 2013 NFL Draft

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04:34 PM ET 04.23 | The Oakland Raiders and New Orleans Saints are trying to trade down in this week's NFL Draft, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com. Both teams may be looking to increase their numbers of second-round picks. The Raiders possess the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, but they don't have a second-round selection. With many teams looking to move up and get one of the top three offensive linemen -- Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson. The Raiders could use some offensive line help, but swapping No. 3 for a couple of extra picks may be more valuable. The Saints are set to pick at No. 15, but they need pass rushers, per Breer. Since this year's class doesn't feature any ends that worth a top-15 pick, New Orleans likely wants to acquire more picks in future years.

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April 23, 2013  04:43 PM ET

The niner's have the means to trade a few draft picks...

April 23, 2013  05:32 PM ET

Everyone is looking to trade down. That's the real story of the 2013 draft.

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April 23, 2013  07:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Everyone is looking to trade down. That's the real story of the 2013 draft.

No big deal. My guess is the first five to pick this year will probably have about those same picks next year.

 
April 24, 2013  12:15 PM ET
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Poor draft pool. No need to have to pay first round money for talent.

With the rookie salary cap, it shouldn't be so daunting as it had been in the past. There's just no flashy picks this year.

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