Could the Cincinnati Bengals be looking to trade up in this year’s NFL Draft to select a player they covet but don’t feel as though will be on the board at pick #21? According to ESPN’s Adm Schefter, several teams are looking to trade back in this year’s draft to stockpile more picks:
Teams that have made calls about moving back in draft include PHIL, DET, CLEV, BUFF, MIA. Doing what they should.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 23, 2013
It’s highly unlikely the Bengals trade all the way up to Philly’s #4 pick, Detroit’s #5 pick, or AFC North rival Cleveland’s #6 pick.
One interesting trade scenario brought up by Sean O’Donnell involved the Bengals swapping picks with the Rams to move up to #16 and select Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.
Sadly though, the Bengals are historically hesitant to trade up in the draft, opting instead to take the best available player who fits their system that’s on the board. But that doesn’t mean they’re afraid to move back and acquire more picks, and several teams behind Cincinnati are looking to move up.