NFL Draft Order 2013: Teams with Early Picks That Must Trade Back

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NFL Draft Order 2013: Teams with Early Picks That Must Trade Back
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Owning one of the first picks of the 2013 NFL draft isn't necessarily a good thing for a few teams. 

This year's draft class is exceptionally deep, but there isn't a huge difference in talent from the players at the top of the board to the player slated to be selected in Round 2. 

As a result, there are some teams that are desperate to move back in Round 1 in order to pick up one or more extra picks to stock their roster. 

You can be sure the general managers of these upcoming teams will do their best to find a trade partner early in the first round. 

 

Oakland Raiders

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There isn't a single team that can compete with the Raiders when it comes to a lack of talent. 

General manager Reggie McKenzie has a monstrous task in front of him to rebuild this franchise, and he's done a nice job tearing out the old foundation in his first year. Now, it's time to build a new one, and he'll need as many draft picks as possible to complete the job. 

At this time, Oakland only has six picks to work with in this year's draft. Compared to a team like the San Francisco 49ers, which owns 13 picks, the Raiders are in a tough spot.  

According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the Browns could potentially be one of the teams McKenzie will be talking to to get a deal done:

McKenzie will surely do what he can to improve his odds of landing quality starters, and if it's at all possible to move back in the first round, he'll do it.

 

Buffalo Bills

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The Bills need a quarterback in the worst way. 

At this time, Kevin Kolb and Tarvaris Jackson are the two signal-callers on Buffalo's roster, and neither player has what it takes to get this team into the playoffs.

SI.com's Peter King has heard the Bills like Matt Barkley more than Ryan Nassib, per Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch:

King isn't the only one who's heard this rumor. Breer recently echoed King's statement, which lends more credence to the rumor. 

Whether it's Nassib or Barkley, the Bills could land either one later in the first round. Taking one of them with the No. 8 overall pick would be as big a mistake as the Vikings taking Christian Ponder with the No. 12 pick of the 2011 NFL draft.

General manager Buddy Nix would be smart to move back and land his man, picking up valuable picks in the process. 

 

New York Jets

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Sending Revis to TB shouldn't be the last big move John Idzik makes this offseason.

New general manager John Idzik recently acquired a second first-round pick (No. 13) in the trade that sent Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Many Jets fans were upset that their team traded away its best player, but Idzik made the deal for a good reason: He has a huge job ahead of him rebuilding this franchise. 

New York would be smart to trade out of the No. 9 pick down into the bottom half of Round 1 if Idzik can find a trade partner.

There are plenty of quality players—including receivers and pass-rushers—who will be available in the latter part of the first round, and by trading back the team would be able to do more damage with the extra pick/picks it lands.

By keeping the No. 13 pick, Idzik could still potentially land Tavon Austin, Jarvis Jones or perhaps even a quarterback. And if he doesn't see a player he likes with the second first-round pick, he can always attempt to trade back again and pick up another pick or two. 

 

Here is the draft order for Round 1, per ESPN.com

 

Team

Round

Pick

Kansas City Chiefs

1

1

Jacksonville Jaguars

1

2

Oakland Raiders

1

3

Philadelphia Eagles

1

4

Detroit Lions

1

5

Cleveland Browns

1

6

Arizona Cardinals

1

7

Buffalo Bills

1

8

New York Jets

1

9

Tennessee Titans

1

10

San Diego Chargers

1

11

Miami Dolphins

1

12

New York Jets (via TB)

1

13

Carolina Panthers

1

14

New Orleans Saints

1

15

St. Louis Rams

1

16

Pittsburgh Steelers

1

17

Dallas Cowboys

1

18

New York Giants

1

19

Chicago Bears

1

20

Cincinnati Bengals

1

21

St. Louis Rams (via WAS)

1

22

Minnesota Vikings

1

23

Indianapolis Colts

1

24

Minnesota Vikings (via SEA)

1

25

Green Bay Packers

1

26

Houston Texans

1

27

Denver Broncos

1

28

New England Patriots

1

29

Atlanta Falcons

1

30

San Francisco 49ers

1

31

Baltimore Ravens

1

32

 

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