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Todd McShay's Latest 2011 NFL Draft Buzz: Texans Trading up For Peterson?

Todd McShay, head of Scouts, Inc. and one of the lead NFL Draft analysts at ESPN has a couple of nuggets on potential changes at the top of the draft.

McShay first notes that the Denver Broncos might be keying in on Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller even though all along it has seemed like Marcell Dareus was “their guy”. The Broncos pick 2nd as of right now, and are a candidate to possibly trade down.

One team who might be looking to trade down in the first round according to McShay is the Arizona Cardinals, who might be a perfect candidate to trade with the Houston Texans. McShay predicts that the Texans will try to move up into the top ten and take LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson.

McShay also noted that the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots could be in talks for a trade. Per McShay, the Patriots want to trade up presumably to take Cal DL Cam Jordan, and the Cowboys feel like they can move down and still get the offensive tackle of their choosing.

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