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NFL clubs with most trade ammo

Posted by Chris Brown on May 8, 2014 – 2:57 pm

There are a host of teams armed with a bounty of draft choices, but which NFL clubs have the picks that can be used in a trade (non-compensatories) and high enough in the 2014 draft to put them in prime position to make a bold move up the board this weekend?

The teams with the most picks going into day one are the Jets and Rams with 12 picks each. Four of New York’s picks however are compensatory picks, which cannot be traded. St. Louis has three compensatory picks. That being said the Rams have five picks in the top 110 and the Jets have six picks in the top 150. That’s top flight bargaining power. St. Louis edges out New York for the top spot with their first two choices at 2 and 13.

In the next tier of trading power are Jacksonville and San Francisco. Each team has 11 total choices and the Jaguars have no compensatory picks, while the 49ers have just one. The Jags have a league high seven picks in the top 150, while San Francisco has an NFL best six in the top 100. With a pair of second rounders and a trio of third-round picks, the 49ers could wreak havoc on day two.

Of course those teams without a lot of picks could offer picks in future years or players in their trade offers to even the playing field, but once players get involved it gets a lot more complicated with the salary cap an additional issue to consider.

Here’s a look at the trading power of all 32 teams heading into tonight, Friday and Saturday.

T1 – St. Louis – 12 picks (3 comps) – five picks in the top 110
T1 – NY Jets – 12 picks (4 comps) – six picks in the top 150
3 – Jacksonville – 11 picks (no comps) – seven picks in the top 150
4 – San Francisco – 11 picks (1 comp) – six picks in the top 100
T5 – Cleveland – 10 picks (no comps) – five picks in the top 85
T5 – Dallas – 11 picks (3 comps) – four picks in top 120
7 – Atlanta – 10 picks (3 comps) – three picks in top 70
8 – Cincinnati – 9 picks (2 comps) – three picks in top 85
9 – Pittsburgh – 9 picks (3 comps) – pair of fives, pair of sixes
10 – Detroit – 8 picks (2 comps) – six picks in the top 150
11 – New England – 8 picks (1 comp) – five picks in the top 150
12 – Minnesota – 8 picks (no comps) – two picks in the third
13 – Baltimore – 8 picks (4 comps) – four picks in the top 100
14 – Chicago – 7 picks (no comps) – three picks in the top 85
15 – Miami – 7 picks (no comps) – four picks in the top 120
T16 – Carolina – 7 picks (no comps) – three picks in top 95
T16 – Denver – 7 picks (no comps) – three picks in top 95
18 – San Diego – 7 picks (no comps – four in the top 125
19 – New Orleans – 7 picks (no comps) – pair of fives
20 – NY Giants – 7 picks (1 comp) – pair of fives
21 – Oakland – 7 picks (no comps) – three sevens
22 – Buffalo – 6 picks (no comps) – three in top 75
23 – Philadelphia – 6 picks (no comps) – three in top 90
24 – Arizona – 6 picks (no comps) – four in top 120
25 Р Seattle Р6 picks (no comps) Рno third or seventh, pair of fives
26 – Tampa Bay – 6 picks (no comps) – no fourth
27 – Tennessee – 6 picks (no comps) – no third
28 – Kansas City – 6 picks (no comps) – no second
29 – Washington – 6 picks (no comps) – no first


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