Predicting trades in the NFL draft is a little like predicting which numbers will win tomorrow night’s lottery. It’s extremely difficult to do. Any team can feel the need to position itself better to select the next great superstar.
That could be trading away three first-round picks as the Washington Redskins did last year. Or it could be moving up or down one spot as the Minnesota Vikings did last year to select Matt Kalil. Teams like the St. Louis Rams or Vikings—each of which has two first-round picks—are viable candidates to trade up or down to position themselves better.
Players that are seen as the best at their position are candidates for a team to trade up or down. That means Geno Smith or Kenny Vaccaro could be the result of a trade. Then again, any player that may go in the first round may be the result of a trade.