Apr 23, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie speaks at press conference at the Raiders team headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft Trade Rumors: Raiders Could Trade Down Affecting Detroit Lions Pick

Multiple Sources are reporting that the Oakland Raiders are looking to trade down from the #3 spot in the 2013 NFL Draft. There could be a number of teams who would be potential trade partners.  The Oakland Raiders are always rebuilding and are trying to deal the pick to fill more holes.  This means there is a strong possibility offensive Tackles could go 1 -2-3 in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Here are some rumored trade partners:

Philadelphia Eagles 4th overall – Earlier in the week it was rumored that the Eagles were looking to trade down to acquire QB Geno Smith.  Mel Kiper even suggested in his 4.1 NFL Mock Draft that the Eagles may take him fourth overall.  The Eagles have several needs however and by moving into the 3rd spot they would have their pick of Lane Johnson, Shariff Floyd or Dee Milliner.

Arizona Cardinals 7th overall – The Cardinals need a left tackle and if they can squeeze their way into the third spot they have a pretty good shot at landing one of the top tackles.

San Diego Chargers 11th overall – The Chargers also have need on the offensive line and there is little chance they will get what they want at #11.

Detroit Lions 5th overall – This all depends if Marin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz think Riley Reiff can play left tackle.  If they are targeting offensive Line at # 5 overall they may try to move up get their man. The draft is pretty deep with lineman however and if Fisher, Johnson and Joeckel go 1-2-3 there will be a number of great players available that address needs at #5.

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