NFL Draft 2013: Raiders, Browns reportedly want to trade down


In a draft light on top talent but heavy on depth, teams are very willing to move down for extra picks.

The Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders are trying to move down in the draft and acquire more picks, according to Peter King of Sports Illustrated.

Oakland and Cleveland are currently slated to pick third and sixth, respectively, and both franchises would prefer to go with quantity. Both teams have legitimate holes on offense and defense, an issue that obviously can't be fixed with just one pick.

Cleveland used its 2013 second-round pick in last year's supplemental draft to select Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon. The Raiders would also like to get back a second-round pick, which they traded away to the Cincinnati Bengals when they acquired quarterback Carson Palmer.

Oakland has issues all over, including wide receiver and safety after losing Darrius Heyward-Bey and Michael Huff to free agency.

Quarterback is the biggest question mark for Cleveland. The Browns have a new general manager in Mike Lombardi and coaching staff that may or may not see last year's first-round pick Brandon Weeden as the long-term answer at the position. Offensive line help and another wide receiver round out the team's needs on the offensive side of the ball. Defensive needs include a second cornerback to pair with Joe Haden as well as players to help the team transition from a 4-3 to a 3-4 base.

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