Why the Oakland Raiders Should Trade Down with Philadelphia or Detroit

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Published: March 28, 2009

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... too many variables involved with the NFL Draft and thus most mocks are merely based on the rumors and perceptions of the day.

However, I can state one constant with confidence, that the Oakland Raiders should trade down with the Philadelphia Eagles for two picks in the first-round and another pick.

Or with the Detroit Lions for their first-rounder from Dallas, their second and fourth.  But also acquire another first-round pick for a first round pick in 2010.

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Why the Eagles Should Do It: They need an impact player now in order to contend for the Super Bowl.  Eagle fans are antsy now, thanks to the Phillies.  Donovan McNabb's popularity in Philadelphia is on the hot-seat.  The Eagles could use the pick to select someone like OT Andre Smith or possibly WR Michael Crabtree.

Why the Lions Should Do It: The Lions not only need...

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