Big names could be trade bait on draft day

Updated: April 21, 2003, 12:11 PM ET
By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
What makes the NFL draft alluring is the fact that it centers on the unknown. Everyone is waiting to see which highly touted player is selected and whether he will fulfill his promise or become one in a long line of draft-day busts.

But what also makes the draft interesting is the part known commodities play in the two-day free-for-all.

Teams looking to move up often offer someone from their pro roster in trade for someone with the promise of greatness. Some years it happens more than others, and this year could see a heavy exchange of proven players for prospects.