Report: Top four teams have discussed trading down | ProFootballTalk.com According to PFT, the top 4 teams have all discussed trading down. Now it makes sense that the Seymour trade was for a 2011 first-round pick, especially given that Oakland was likely to be one of these teams at the time of the trade. It seems to me (although I'm no cap expert) that a very uncertain cap/CBA situation will make the draft a sticky situation for high-drafting teams. Players are going to demand a ton of money, arguing that there is no salary cap. Meanwhile, teams are going to be concerned about the long-term implications of signing players to mega-contracts without knowing the future structure of the league. PFT also points out that the talent in this draft is very deep, which also makes signing a top pick a bad investment. Of course, draft "experts" have been saying this every year until the draft itself, when suddenly there are must-have players in the top three. One other benefit that no one has really pointed out is the 4-5 quarterbacks that are likely to be taken in round one. Since the Patriots are already set at that position, that is 4-5 more relevant quality players that will available when they draft.