As far as considerations after the Bengals pick, the concern lies only with teams who have the potential to move up ahead of them, specifically to grab Vaccaro. Those teams are few, but there are a handful worth noting.
Saint Louis – If the Rams decide that they want both of their first round targets, they have the fire power to do it. Saint Louis has multiple early round picks over the next few years to use as ammunition if it wants to pull the trigger on moving up on Draft Day.
New England– Unlikely, but the Patriots have been known to do some serious chess moves on the first two days of the NFL Draft. Safety is a need, but no more than several others. Also, “need” always seems to be a relative term in New England.
Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh watches the workouts during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
San Francisco – In the wake of the Alex Smith trade with Kansas City, this is probably the biggest threat below the Bengals. With the second pick of the second round all but their’s, the ‘49ers now are fully in the driver’s seat to move up in the first round to a get just about any player they may have their heart set on…or they can sit pretty and snag two players at essentially the bottom of the first round. San Francisco definitely has a need at safety, but what will keep them from moving up in this regard will be the relative value they can receive with their picks as they are. Players like Matt Elam, Eric Reid and fast mover Jonathan Cyprien will definitely be around without any additional trades required. If the Niners like these guys as much as Vaccaro, then first day moves are far less likely.