Last minute NFL Draft trade rumors.

NFL Draft (2)

NOTE: There will be no NNR show at 6PM Thursday but I will do a post draft show as soon as the Browns make their final 1st round pick. Join us on The Bill Smith Radio Show.

The only time you hear more lies than the days leading up to the draft is during a Presidential campaign. After studying the NFL draft since 1960, I guess I have seen and heard about all the rumors and stories many times. Here are my impressions of what is true and what is a smoke screen.

The Texans will trade out of the 1st pick.

Getting something close to the value for DE Jadeveon Clowney at the top spot will be very hard. Although they are clearly open for business, the asking price they want is a high 1st and 2nd this draft and the trading team’s number 1 in 2015. I doubt they will find someone to pay that price.

The Lions want to trade up to get WR Sammy Watkins.

The Lions would love to trade up to get Watkins but it will be costly. While several teams in the top 5 would love to trade down, … Read more at FryingPanSports

Summary of NFL 2014 Draft Player Ranking of 6 Top Sites.

NFL Draft

Below is a summary of six of the sites that have proven to be the most accurate since 2009. It is interesting to see how differently they see these players. The numbers indicate the ranking of the player and not the expected pick with which they will be drafted.

The list is from the group of players I am watching most closely. The first column is the average of the player ratings.

1.00111111Jadeveon ClowneyDESouth Carolina
4.502333313Greg RobinsonOTAuburn
5.50664557Khalil MackOLBBuffalo
5.505352216Jake MatthewsOTTexas A&M
6.678126446Anthony BarrOLBUCLA
8.339219893Teddy BridgewaterQBLouisville
11.171020811108Justin GilbertCBOklahoma State
12.33121314101312Eric EbronTENorth Carolina
12.331118912186Mike EvansWRTexas A&M
13.501314167625Taylor LewanOTMichigan
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