3 in Fact:
Stay at 14:
This is the most likely option. Don’t imagine BG wants to get too cute. First Draft running the show. No one would argue with him if he stays and selects a great player…
I’ve read about the price to move up. But to get to Oakland’s spot at #10 it would take our 3rd rounder. I’m fine with that if there is a guy that they are in love with. I believe the Draft in the 1st round is about getting who you want within reason. As long as the price is palatable. We have 12 picks so I can handle giving up 1 or 2 of them to move up and get a star. To me this would be a move to get Tremaine Edmunds or Derwin James if either is there. Of course the Raiders would have to be good with moving down 4 spots to pick up another 3rd.
Absolutely would not trade our 2nd round pick unless it potentially gets us Bradley Chubb. He’d likely need to make it to Indy who’s already said they wouldn’t mind moving back to get more picks.
Packers are in a very good spot to do this if Lamar Jackson is on the board when they pick and Arizona is still sitting at 15.
This would likely be about picking up another 2nd or 3rd round pick. Two potential partners
are the Chargers and the Patriots IMO. With the Chargers we would likely get their 1st and 3rd round picks for our 1st and 6th round picks.
With New England, we would likely get their 1st (#23) and their 2nd (#43) for our 1st (# 14) and our pick at the top of the 4th, a late 5th, and our 6th. That would leave us with 10 picks including #23, #43, and #45. And then also our 3rd rounder (#76).
Plenty of research including Pro Football Reference indicates that roughly 70% of 1st rounders end up being multi year starting players and about 35-40% of 2nd/3rd rounders become multi year starters.
So the idea of acquiring that extra 2nd or 3rd rounder is definitely worth considering a trade down.