7:40 p.m.: *Eyes emoji*
3:55 p.m.: Well … this would be an interesting move, no matter how unlikely it might seem.
The more likely scenario is that this is posturing by the Packers, who are among the teams owning multiple first-round picks and might be looking to drum up interest in a trade.
3:40 p.m.: Feels like we’re going to see a lot of movement, especially later in the first round.
3:25 p.m.: We did it — we found a team that might be willing to move up in the draft.
3:15 p.m.: So if everyone wants to trade down, who actually trades up?
2:30 p.m.: You’ll never believe this, but it sounds like there’s no shortage of dysfunction within the Washington Redskins’ front office.
12:05 p.m.: Things have quieted down some in the last few hours, but the San Francisco 49ers sound willing to move a former top draft pick.
9:35 a.m.: The Oakland Raiders have three — count ’em, three — picks in the first round, and it sounds like they might be gearing up to use one of them on a quarterback.
9:20 a.m.: If you’re a team looking to move up in the draft, these are the teams you’re gonna want to get on the horn.
9:10 a.m.: So the big news of the day, so far at least, is the latest on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen. Most experts believe the Cardinals will take Kyler Murray with the No. 1 pick and then trade away Rosen. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Thursday morning on WEEI that the Cardinals have spoken with just two teams about a potential trade: the Dolphins and Giants.
9 a.m. ET: Few weekends, if any, really, are more important for the short- and long-term future of the NFL’s 32 teams than this one.
The NFL draft is here, and we’re less than 12 hours from commissioner Roger Goodell taking the stage in Nashville to begin Round 1. It’s a day and night that will change the lives of 32 young men, but it’s also a day that can change and shape the prospects of teams across the league.
As such, there figures to be plenty of maneuvering, and as Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst noted earlier this week, there will be no shortage of “subterfuge.”
If the last few years are any indication, Thursday will be a wild one within football circles, and we’ll be on top of it all. So check back here for all the latest news, rumors and subterfuge as the day goes on leading up to the beginning of the first round.
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