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Tomorrow is draft day and news is breaking all throughout the football world. As Joeyy89 pointed out, the latest came from Adam Schefter's Twitter:

Pittsburgh has begun contacting teams to trade Ben Roethlisberger for a top 10 pick. At least one team considering it. Story far from done.

The Steelers reportedly talked to the Rams this weekend about acquiring the #1 pick in exchange for Roethlisberger, but St. Louis was uninterested. I doubt that the Jaguars would be one of those teams involved, but it's worth discussing. Even if the Jaguars aren't one, a team with a need at quarterback could make this trade and shake up the draft. What does this mean for the fate of Jimmy Clausen in the draft?

Update: SidelineScouts reports the Raiders could possibly trade CB Nnamdi Asomugha and pick 8 to the Steelers for QB Ben Roethlisberger and pick 18.

Update 2: Adam Schefter reports the Steelers have contacted the Jaguars along with the Rams, Raiders, 49ers, Bills, Seahawks and Browns about potentially trading Roethlisberger.

In other news, the Raiders appear to be narrowing down their choices and it's not the candidates we would expect. Instead of a tackle like most mocks have anticipated, undead Al appears to be targeting either Idaho G Mike Iupati or Alabama LB Rolando McClain. 

Colt McCoy claims that he has "talked to Cleveland every other day" making me question the Browns' interest in Clausen. Although, as Alfie pointed out, this is the time for smokescreens and that could be one. 

Update: Here's the latest from Wes Bunting on the Browns:

The Browns LOVE Eric Berry from what I hear and may be willing to trade up to get him, if not it looks like Haden or Wilson, edge Wilson.

The Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz reportedly told a crowd cheering for the Lions to draft Ndamukong Suh that they wouldn't be disappointed with a "pretty big grin."

Also the Eagles aren't the only team interested in trading up in the draft. Adam Schefter reports the Packers are also interested in trading up from the 23rd pick to the 10-12 range. For who is up to debate.

Wes Bunting of the National Football Post reports Kyle Wilson could be the first cornerback off the board and could even be a top 10 pick. The Jaguars have shown interest in Wilson in the past.