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Default How Valuable is a Top 2 pick in 2013?

Last year, we saw a team trade up 4 spots to get from 6 to 2 in order to draft their franchise quarterback. The Rams received two 1st rounders (plus the #6 pick in trading down) along with an additional 2nd round pick.

It is important to keep in mind a trade like this is very strongly linked to the players in the draft. The Redskins were willing to give up a king's ransom because they were targeting RGIII. He was expected to be the franchise QB for Washington back in March.

As it stands right now, the Chiefs are in line for the #1 pick in the draft, but they play a Raiders franchise that is falling like a meteor after two consecutive 8-8 seasons. So it wouldn't be too difficult to expect a Chiefs win to get them to 3 wins. That could place Jacksonville and Oakland in the top 2.

If Jacksonville chooses to stand pat with their QB situation or Oakland would rather address a myriad of other needs rather than QB, what could these franchises get from a team like Arizona which projects to be in the top 10 but on the outside looking in when it comes to selecting the top QB prospects?

One thing to keep in mind with this draft is the strength of the draft is not at the top and the strength certainly is not in the skill positions. There is no Andrew Luck or RGIII in this draft. There is no Calvin Johnson, AJ Green or Darren McFadden. With that in mind, it may be a buyer's market--everyone looking to sell and no one looking to buy. Teams from 3-8 will be in the strongest positions as opposed to last year with two clear cut elite talents in the draft. This could diminish the value of the top 2 picks or make them untradeable assets entirely.
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