Sources: Top 4 teams in draft have talked trade
2/23/2010 12:40:58 PM | More
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports each of the teams picking in the top four come late April -- St. Louis, Detroit, Tampa Bay and Washington -- has discussed trading its pick and moving out of its spot, multiple NFL sources said Tuesday.
While there are an abundance of teams looking to trade back, there is the usual scarcity of teams looking to trade up, which is why deals near the top of the draft are difficult to consummate.
This is very interesting.
Is there a chance of St. Louis trading away the #1 pick to a team like the Eagles for McNabb?
Speculation about McNabb's trade potential -- a hot topic since the Eagles' season-ending, wild-card loss to Dallas on Jan. 9 -- has been heating up.
On Thursday, a column by Sal Paolantonio that appeared on ESPN.com sent mixed messages about the organization's intentions to deal its franchise cornerstone. Paolantonio, citing unnamed NFL sources, wrote that the Eagles have told inquiring teams that McNabb and Kolb aren't on the trading block. The Broncos, Browns, Rams and Bills have each contacted the Eagles, the report said.
But Paolantonio also wrote that NFL insiders believe head coach Andy Reid would be willing to trade McNabb in exchange for a first-round pick.
If there is any truth to the Eagles willingness to get a first round pick for McNabb...Are they willing to trade all the way up to the #1 overall slot and take on that kind of contract? Do they have a "need" for a DT? Would they consider him a Suh DE?
It will be interesting to see how this turns out.