If the trade rumors swirling around Colt McCoy are to be believed, expect a bidding war to break out at the beginning of Day 2 of the NFL Draft, as a host of quarterback-needy teams are reportedly eyeing the former Longhorn standout.
According to the National Football Post, the Carolina Panthers are one of the teams looking to move up early on Friday night during the draft's second stanza, hoping to nab McCoy. This is slightly surprising given that the team has committed to Matt Moore, who acquitted himself decently in late-season action last year, but given McCoy's uncanny accuracy and stellar record at Texas, he'd appear to be too good a prospect to pass up at this point in the draft.
The problem for the Panthers is that they aren't on the clock until pick 48, and half a dozen other teams in front of them -- notably the Browns at 38, the Raiders at 39 and the Bills at 41 -- are also rumored to be after McCoy. As for the Browns, SB Nation's Dawgs By Nature is expecting quite a bit of movement at the top of the second round:
I assume that someone is going to jump in front of us for a QB. Does the front office feel strongly enough about a QB to move up? Do we kick St. Louis a pick to move up in front of Minnesota to make sure we get Jimmy Clausen or Colt McCoy?
Given that the Vikings and Chiefs are possibly in the market for quarterbacks themselves, it seems like St. Louis should be fielding quite a few phone calls from teams looking to land their preferred signal caller. Stay tuned.