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Is trading up in draft worth risk?

History suggests teams might be better off staying where they are this year

Originally Published: May 4, 2014
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Atlanta Falcons would like to trade up to acquire Jadeveon Clowney. Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr said Friday four or five teams have told him they would like to trade into the 20s of the first round to draft him.

If the price isn't too expensive, the Detroit Lions would like to move up a few spots to draft wide receiver Mike Evans. Teams in need of quarterbacks might have to move spots to get the quarterback of their choice. The San Francisco 49ers might package some of their ...

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