Pre Draft Buzz Machine In High Gear With Less Than 24 Hours To Go

With less than 24 hours to go now until the 2014 NFL Draft gets underway, the annual pre selection meeting buzz machine is in full gear. Here’s a look at what’s being put our there Wednesday evening.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, sources around the league are insisting that the Miami Dolphins are looking to trade out of the No. 19 overall spot.

If the Dolphins move up in round one, Salguero thinks Notre Dame offensive lineman Zack Martin could be their target. However, the Dolphins beat writer is against such a move and hopes they are looking to trade down instead.

If Martin is still on the board come time for the Steelers to pick, this might be something to watch for. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert indicated on Monday that he’s not opposed to trading down in the first round if he believes he can still secure one of 19 or so players. A move up four spots by the Dolphins would easily cost them their third-round pick, which is the 81st overall.

In addition to the Dolphins potentially wanting to trade up or down in round one, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports on Wednesday that the Denver Broncos are also “talking about” trading up. The Broncos, who own the 31st overall pick in the first round, are rumored to be looking for an inside linebacker and that could mean that either Alabama’s C.J. Mosley or Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier could be in their crosshairs.

A move up by the Broncos to secure either of those two players would at least cost them their second round pick and potentially another pick as well. Would the Dolphins be willing to go down 12 spots for a second round pick? That adds up on the trade value chart.

To round out the Wednesday evening buzz, Ed Werder of ESPN reports that nobody in the league will be surprised if LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is picked before Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans.

Evans has been considered by many to be the second-best wide receiver in this year’s draft class for most of the offseason, but there’s no denying that Beckham is a first-round talent as well. Regardless of which one is drafted first, there’s a good chance both are off the board by the time the Steelers pick rolls around.

  • Weiss Chad

    This is gonna be crazy!!Christmas in May.Im so excited.If top three cbs are gone,I hope they draft shazier,lattimore ,or lee.

  • Matt Manzo

    I don’t like hearing other teams are interested in Shazier!
    Is 15 too high for Shazier? He and Fuller are the guys I’m most excited about this year!
    Of course some crazy things are gonna happen at the top of the round so I think we’ll be in a good spot at 15, someone’s gonna fall and the right trade down might appear? If we could walk with Fuller or Shazier in 1 and an extra 3rd I’ll start goin to church!

  • Kenneth Wilt

    I heard earlier today that some expect 4 OTs to be gone in the first 10 picks.

    In addition, it seems like a bunch of the picks directly after us all want to take a WR. A bunch of them. IF that is true, we could really be in the position to still get the guy we want AND add some additional 2nd/3rd round picks.

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  • Bob Francis

    I had a dream that the Steelers traded Antonio Brown to the Eagles for picks, but the dream didn’t include what picks?! I woke up thinking about what package of picks might make the Steelers make such a move. If I’m dreaming draft, I think it’s time to get to the real thing – FINALLY!

  • cp72

    I think Shazier is then next Lavonte David, so saying that I would be happy with Shazier at 15. Got a bad feeling he could be a Bengal.

  • Weiss Chad

    If they trade back to 30 sure, why not?

  • Weiss Chad

    That’s not a dream,that’s a nightmare!!!

  • Geoff Cordner

    I had a dream last night that the NFL draft was still 2 more weeks away!

  • Steelers12328882

    Cody Latimer, WR Indiana? Lattimore is that RB from South Carolina that tore knee ligaments in back to back years and was drafted by the 49ers last year.

  • Weiss Chad

    Yes latimer,my bad ….