Trades are one aspect that amplifies the intensity surrounding the NFL draft.
We see it occur during the draft every year, so expect some interesting maneuvers when late April rolls around.
The 2013 NFL draft class is also extremely riveting because it's slammed with an abundance of talent along the offensive and defensive lines. By contrast, we don't have any incredibly elite quarterbacks, running backs or receivers likely to get selected inside the top 10.
Well, believe it or not, but this fits football at its core.
The game is won and lost at the line of scrimmage. So, whoever controls that gains a distinct advantage. As a result, the combination of top prospects and the draft order makes trading down an appealing path for the following franchises.