What team is most likely to trade down?
If I had to pick one, it would be the Cleveland Browns, because their biggest need is WR and AJ Green will already be gone. Plus, they sit right in front of us so any team who is eying a quarterback can pay Cleveland for the privilege of jumping in front of us. Minnesota trading up for Gabbert (giving Cleveland a #2) makes sense.
A second possibility is Arizona -- they can trade with whoever wants a quarterback (they're going vet QB) and they can fill some of the multiple holes they have (pass rusher, OT, etc.).
Third most likely is Dallas -- their biggest needs are OT and CB. If Amukamura is gone, I don't see anyone else that makes sense...they trade down and take an OT.
Fourth most-likely is Washington. They're a bit depleted in picks from the McNabb trade, and if Shanahan can pick up an additional second-rounder to score a quarterback he favors (Christian Ponder in the second to WAS?), that would make sense. They can still pick up a WR in the first round.
I think the 49ers and the Broncos are the least likely teams to trade down. The Broncos biggest glaring need is at CB, and they can snag Peterson right there at #2. I don't think we trade down because our biggest three needs are CB, QB, and DL...and at least one of the 7 or 8 elite players should be there at #7 (Gabbert or Locker would be in the Top 8 as well).
[ Edited by nickbradley on Jan 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM ]