The 2015 NFL draft is coming up the weekend of April 30-May 2. By now you are probably sick of being flooded with mock draft after mock draft. Everyone's got an opinion about the draft, and if things went according to mock drafts the same players would be drafted by 22 different teams. The sad news is you can only play for one. But who's counting? This is not another mock draft. It’s something related to the draft, but just a little bit different. This is a list of players who should be traded because of the draft, for draft choices.
Adrian Peterson- Any trade rumors surrounding the NFL draft start and end with Adrian Peterson. You all know the story by now, and I have already covered this particular saga in an earlier post. But that doesn't change the fact that he is trade bait for the draft. The Cardinals and Raiders are both interested and the Vikings are asking for a first round draft choice plus a starting corner back. Now I think that may be absurd myself, and nobody is going to pay that, but the Vikings may back off and take the Cardinals original offer, or they may just sit on Peterson for another year.
Robert Griffin- Three years ago, the Washington Redskins mortgaged their future for Griffin and moved up to take him second overall, right after the Colts selected Andrew Luck first overall. Well it is safe to say that things haven't gone according to plan in Washington for Griffin and the Redskins. After a promising rookie season, Griffin has dealt with injuries and a host of other issues on his way to falling out of favor. Jay Gruden does not publicly support Griffin either. The Redskins are also considering a quarterback with their first round draft choice, specifically one Marcus Mariota. So do not be surprised if Griffin is traded for a draft choice or two if they do indeed take a quarterback.
Sam Bradford- The former Oklahoma Sooner was the number one choice overall of the Rams back in 2011. Bradford was the last number one selection overall in the old collective bargaining agreement, so it appears as if the Rams paid him all of that money for nothing. His time in St. Louis was a total failure, and he was already traded once this off season to Philadelphia. He does not fit Chip Kelly's system, and could potentially be used in a trade to allow the Eagles to move up to draft Marcus Mariota.
Colin Kapernick- The 49ers have begun a rebuild following the Jim Harbaugh years, and are listening to offers for their young quarterback. At this point it is highly unlikely he gets moved, but is still possible. Destinations could include Washington and Philadelphia.