The Cleveland Browns are currently the “hot” team in the league right now when it comes to possibly trading down in the first round of the draft, according to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King.
There are many teams who have reportedly inquired about moving up, but the three teams drawing the most speculation are the New England Patriots, the Atlanta Falcons, and the Tennessee Titans.
Here is what the Patriots would be interested in doing:
ESPN reported that the Patriots have shown an interest in moving up. A league source said the Patriots have spoken to the Browns about the sixth pick and Quinn would be the likely target, although receiver Julio Jones and cornerback Patrick Peterson cannot be discounted. The Patriots could package the 17th and 28th picks to move up. Or the 17th, 60th (second round), 74th (third), and perhaps a late pick.
Per Jay Glazer of FOXSports, the Falcons are really trying to move into the top seven to get A.J. Green or Patrick Peterson, and the Browns are one of the top teams they could try to pull off a deal with.
Lastly, King’s initial report is where the speculation for the Titans moving up or other teams moving up came from:
If Gabbert’s there, as Mayock and Gosselin project he will be, there’s a chance the Browns could get a good extra pick (from Tennessee, moving up two spots) or more (from a QB-needy team down in the round).
It will certainly be interesting when the Browns are on the clock to see whether or not Tom Heckert pulls off a deal. For all your Browns coverage and a live thread during the draft, head on over to Dawgs By Nature, our Cleveland Browns affiliate.