Clausen and Dez could both be available at #13
I'm not saying that we should take either two, but it could turn out that the two best players available at #13 are players we may not want...although I think Dez would be a great pick there.
What if the Top 12 Go this way:
1 STL - QB Bradford
2 DET - DT Suh
3 TB - DT McCoy
4 WAS - OT Okung
5 KC - OT Bulaga
6 SEA - S Berry
7 CLE - CB Haden
8 OAK - OT T. Williams
9 BUF - RB CJ Spiller ** I have seen this pick in more and more mocks
10 JAX - S Earl Thomas ** NFL Network reported last night that Thomas is shooting up draft boards, which I expected
11 DEN - MLB Rolando McClain ** Denver has far, far bigger needs on Defense than at WR -- they will be just fine w/ Royal and Scheffler -- maybe picking up Golden Tate in the 2nd if he's there
12 MIA - NT Dan Williams ** Since they landed B-Marsh, their two biggest needs at NT and pass-rusher; since its much harder to land a NT, they go with Williams
13 SF - ???
At this spot, I think our phone should be ringing off the hook, since SEA could take either player at #14.
Teams that may trade up for Clausen at fair value based on the draft value chart:
Cleveland - #13 for #38, #71, #85, and a 2nd rounder in 2011 (2011 picks = 50% of current year value)
Minnesota - #13 #30, #62, #93, and a 2nd rounder in 2011 (2011 picks = 50% of current year value)
Arizona - Probably wouldn't trade with a rival, but would be #13 for #26, #58, and #89
Oakland - #13 for #39, #69, #106, #138, and a 2011 2nd rounder
Buffalo - #13 for #41, #72, and a 1st rounder in 2011
Teams that may trade up for Dez Bryant at fair value based on the draft value chart:
Dallas - #27, #59, #90, and a 4th rounder in 2011
New England - Many options, but the #13 for #22 and #53 is a straight-evel deal.
Cincinatti - #13 for #21 and #54
Arizona - See above
Another possibility is the Eagles trying to move up for Derrick Morgan -- he's gone at #15 if they don't trade up. They could send us the #24, #37, and #87 in exchange for the #13, #79, and #113
Of course, other teams could trade away future #1s but I don't think they like to do that much.
Out of all of these, I think the most likely would be New England (first), Minnesota (second), Philly (Third), Dallas (Fourth), and Cincinatti (5th)
We could also stay put and take Dez...
[ Edited by nickbradley on Apr 16, 2010 at 7:05 AM ]