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NFL Draft 2013: Trades in the first-round could be lower than 2012

Trades in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft could be down.


Many fans want the Jacksonville Jaguars to attempt to trade down from the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to gather more picks, but the problem is this a lot easier said than down. It appears as though the belief is that it will be even more difficult in this year's draft because of the talent disparity.

"If you're a playoff team this year, you have to be laughing," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock told Peter King of "First, I don't see much difference between the fifth and 25th picks this year. And I don't really see the immediate difference-makers in the top 10."

I've mentioned before on Twitter a few times how I think this draft is "flat" in regards to the talent and Mayock seems to echo this. I think it's a draft that's deep and filled with good football players, but there's not really that elite prospect you look for anywhere.

Many fans feel like someone could trade up to No. 2 overall for someone like left tackle Luke Joeckel, but is he really that much better than someone like Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson who can be had a few picks later? I personally don't think so and I'd guess a lot of other teams will feel the same.