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    6 teams most likely to trade up or down in the 2018 NFL draft

    By: Luke Easterling

    With the all-star circuit and Super Bowl in the rear-view mirror, and the combine on the horizon, the predraft process is in full swing.
    The entire league is launching headlong into preparations for the 2018 NFL draft, hoping to add the missing pieces they need to be next year’s version of the Philadelphia Eagles.
    While free agency is likely to fill some of the biggest needs for many teams, others will head into this year’s draft still looking to address some gaping holes on their roster. While some are loaded with draft capital and should have the opportunity to make a bold move up in the draft, others are in desperate need of additional selections, and should be looking to move back.
    Here are six teams that are likely to be heading up or down the board on draft weekend.

    Moving Up | Buffalo Bills

    The Bills are loaded with a pair of picks in each of the first two rounds this year, making them the prime candidate to move up for the franchise quarterback they so desperately need.
    This year’s crop of passers is deep, but with both of the Bills’ first-round picks currently falling outside the top 20, they’ll likely have to make a big jump to land one of this year’s top prospects at the game’s most important position. If Brandon Beane and Sean McDermott fall in love with a particular quarterback and the price is right, don’t be shocked if they pull the trigger and make a huge jump to get their man.

    Moving Down | Seattle Seahawks

    The Seahawks have a penchant for moving back from their top pick on draft day anyway, and they’re in desperate need of making such a move this year. Pete Carroll and company are currently without a single pick on Day 2 of this year’s draft, thanks to multiple previous trades.
    With big needs on both sides of the ball, the Seahawks would be wise to seek offers to move back from the No. 18 overall pick in return for some much-needed resources in the middle rounds. Their offensive line still needs plenty of help, while needs at corner and running back also need to be addressed. Having just one pick in the first three rounds won’t cut it.

    Moving Up | Arizona Cardinals

    The Cards were well aware they’d need to plan for an eventual life without Carson Palmer, but his recent retirement has turned that into an immediate situation. While they have some serviceable stop-gap solutions on the roster, they need to consider making a move to secure one of this year’s top quarterback prospects.
    Currently sitting at No. 15 overall in the first round, the Cards are likely out of range for as many as four of the best passers in this year’s class. If they’re not sold on the likely leftovers, you could see Steve Keim make a bold move up to grab a franchise quarterback to make life easier for new head coach Steve Wilks.

    Moving Down | New England Patriots

    Another playoff mainstay that loves to move down in the draft, don’t be surprised to see the defending AFC champs do it again this year. While they do currently own a pair of second-round picks, earlier trades have left them lean on mid-round resources.
    The Pats have an aging roster that will need an infusion of quality, young talent this offseason, much of it at key positions. Whether it’s a young quarterback to replace the recently departed pair of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett, or youthful alternatives to some of their more overpriced veterans, this team could use more picks than they’ve got in the chamber right now.

    Moving Up | Cleveland Browns

    Laugh all you want at the winless, hapless Dawg Pound, but new general manager John Dorsey has to be licking his chops at the treasure trove of draft picks he gets to play with this year. With six of the first 65 selections, including two of the top five, the Browns are primed to make a huge splash.
    Having so many early picks could make the Browns a major mover over the first two days of the draft, especially if they want to move back into the first round from their stop atop Day 2. After likely adding Dorsey’s hand-picked quarterback at No. 1 overall, look for the Browns to do plenty of wheeling and dealing to help dig themselves out of the NFL cellar.

    Moving Down | Philadelphia Eagles

    While Philly fans will be happily picking confetti out of their ears for weeks, Howie Roseman and his crew will be hard at work preparing to repeat as Super Bowl champions. It’ll be a tall order, especially since the Eagles don’t currently own a Day 2 pick in this year’s draft.
    Without too many glaring holes on either side of the ball, the Eagles are a fantastic candidate to trade back from No. 32 overall, hoping to add back some of those missing selections in the second and third rounds. The Philly faithful may be disappointed if their team doesn’t make a pick on opening night, but they’d be better off for it in the long run.

    http://draftwire.usatoday.com/2018/0...ing-up-down/6/

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    I wouldn't be shocked it we move a lot of our mid round picks and end up with four first rounders this year. moving up from 33 and 35 won't be that hard. Even into the late teens to mid-20s.

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    I expect "DA BILLS" to make a move for their next franchise QB with the ammunition they have with their two 1st round picks. Stay tuned. I'm thinkin' to say away from trying to do any serious Brown's mock because of all the dynamics that could happen in teams jockeying to get in position to get their guy. jmho

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