Redskins trade down scenarios depend on draft board

Redskins trade down scenarios depend on draft board
May 7, 2014, 9:15 am
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The Redskins might be interested in trading from their top pick, the 34th overall, to get some more selections in the NFL Draft this week, depending on what the situation is when they are on the clock.

Bruce Allen said that while there seems to be a general consensus about who the top 15 players or so are in the draft, there picture becomes murkier after that.

“When you get down to our neck of the woods [at the 34th pick], there’s great variation,” he said. “If we have a player that has a first-round grade that falls to us, it will make us less likely to trade out of there. We have several players who have about the same grade on them and if that’s the case, and we get the opportunity, we would move.”

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The organization will have some time to try to set something up. The draft breaks overnight after the first round and doesn’t resume until Friday evening. With only one team, the Texans, picking ahead of them they will know all but one player who will be on the board when their turn comes up and so will the other teams that might be targeting a particular player. Allen will have all day to field phone calls and figure out what the best course of action is.

It doesn’t look like a deal in the other direction is likely. With only six picks Allen doesn’t think the Redskins have the resources to jump into the first round.

“We’ll listen [to offers],” Allen said. “I can’t imagine that there aren’t going to be other teams that have more picks that are going to be trying to get into the bottom of that first round than we have. So I think it’s unlikely, but we’ll listen to other people’s offers.”