The Oakland Raiders have a lot of holes on their roster and many have predicted that in order to help fill those holes, the Raiders will attempt to trade their first round draft pick, the number three over all pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. After the Redskins were able to pull in a small fortune in last year's draft, the Raiders are likely hopeful about hauling in their own booty.
But according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, first round trades are likely to be less plentiful in 2013.
This should not be surprising to anyone who follows the NFL closely. Last year's draft produced Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in the first two picks with plenty of other quality players to follow in later picks. This year, there is no consensus number one pick, there is no stud quarterback, let alone two, and there do not appear to be teams who are salivating at the chance to move up in the draft.
Add to the lack of star players the fact that, as Mike Mayock puts it, there is not a big difference in talent between the 5 and 25 player, and no one in the top 5 appears to be a game changer. However, while initially this makes the prospects for trades appear weak for the Raiders, they may have just lucked out with their position.
Oakland Raiders ability to trade number 3 pick may be limited
Silver & Black Pride | Feb 18