According to SFGate.com, an “unnamed team” is interested in dealing for the #8 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, which belongs to the Oakland Raiders. The “mystery” team is reportedly offering a 2011 1st Round Pick and a 2nd rounder in 2010.
While this easily could be the Eagles or some other team, just think for a minute – which team already has an extra 1st round draft pick next year, and three 2nd round selections in 2010? Well that would be the Patriots of course, and it just so happens that they own Oakland’s 1st rounder in 2011.
If it is the Patriots eying the 8th pick in the NFL Draft, which is a BIG if, who might they be targeting? Rolando McClain (LB, Alabama), Joe Haden (CB, Florida), as well as any number of the talented O-linemen in this year’s class immediately come to mind. Clemson RB CJ Spiller as well as DE’s Jason Pierre-Paul and Derrick Morgan would also probably be in the conversation.
Patriot fans are always concerned when Belichick trades down… it will be very interesting to see what they think if he should trade up.