NFL Draft order shifts could be coming with big trades rumored. The 2015 NFL Draft order still has the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picking first and the Tennessee Titans slotted second, but teams trying to move up in the first-round could cause some chaos. In a new mock draft from CBS Sports on Thursday (April 30), there are some huge trades projected for teams drafting in the top 10 picks.
In the official 2015 NFL Draft order, the Buccaneers and Titans are followed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, and Washington Redskins in the top 5. CBS Sports feels that only three of those teams will end up making picks. The predictions include the Titans trading the No. 2 pick to the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Jaguars trading the No. 3 pick to the New Orleans Saints. To get to that point, the Cleveland Browns first deal the No. 19 pick to the Eagles in exchange for Sam Bradford.
Breaking down what the Titans could potentially receive by dealing the No. 2 pick, the No. 19 and No. 20 selections in the first-round could be some of the short-term acquisitions. It is assumed that the Eagles would also have to deal several picks from the 2016 NFL Draft to get the deal done. This would get the Eagles up to the No. 2 selection, where they could then select Marcus Mariota to be the quarterback of the future. The long made assumption is that Jameis Winston will be selected first by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and that the moves will really start happening right after that.
Other trades predicted in the first-round that would shift the NFL Draft order include the St. Louis Rams trading No. 10 to the Miami Dolphins, the Jaguars acquiring No. 13 from the Saints, and the Rams getting No. 14 from the Dolphins. The Jaguars would also get the No. 31 selection in the first-round. As previously reported on the Inquisitr, that is a pick the Saints acquired from the Seattle Seahawks as part of the deal for Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham.
The hours leading up to the first day of the 2015 NFL Draft are going to be packed with rumors across the league. With so many teams looking to either move up in the first-round or looking to acquire more picks, there will likely be additional deals that haven’t been mentioned yet. That could include the New York Jets moving out of the first-round to get multiple picks in return, or the Seahawks using Bruce Irvin as a trade chip to get back into the top 32 selections.
It is very clear that the 2015 NFL Draft order is going to change quite a bit, with several trades expected to be made and others rumored to be surfacing. For fans looking for a lot of action, Thursday night might just provide a lot of it.
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