Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
If the first 5 picks went as Mel predicts Cleveland would be in a PERFECT spot to trade down. Dallas would kill I'm sure to move up 3 spots to draft Petersen ahead of the Niners.
I would almost guarantee that the Browns would move down with a flop with Niners or Cowboys.
This. If Peterson is there at 6, Cleveland is fielding phone calls and Dallas or (a little bit of a longshot) Detroit will be the likely candidates to get a deal done. No doubt that Jerry Jones is working the phone there and looking to land Peterson.
For Cleveland, at least 2 of the following DL (Dareus, Quinn, Watt or Jordan) would be there at 9, and I think Julio Jones at least enters the conversation for them at that point.
Agreed. The Cowboys would surely leapfrog the Niners to select Peterson. The Browns would probably sign-on to a drop of three slots to pick up an extra second or third rounder in the process. They can still get a very good DE/DT in the process, or reach for the top WR on their board.
Or, the Browns can simply commit a lot of money to the CB position, and have two anchor corners for the next 8 years.
Actually I think Cleveland is in a great position if Peterson falls and they do move back to 9 in a deal with Dallas. They may be in a prime position to really stockpile some picks beyond what they would acquire form Dallas.
-At least 3 teams (Washington, Minnesota and Miami) could be interested in moving into 9 for a QB if there is one still sitting there.
-Detroit could look to move up for Amukamara.
-St.Louis could look to move up for Amukamara as well, or perhaps a DL (or even Julio Jones if they like him THAT much and fear Washington may take him or somebody else attempts to leapfrog them).
-Jacksonville (probably the biggest long shot of the bunch to move up) could look to move up for a pass rusher or even Amukamara and (darkhorse) Julio Jones.