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Teams behind Raiders at 12 in draft reportedly want to trade up

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Teams at 14, 15 and 16 may want to move up

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Sports Illustrated is reporting that three teams currently picking in the teens of the 2020 draft after the Raiders at No. 12 want to trade up.

While the Raiders would likely want to trade down from No. 19 more than No. 12 because the talent level is much better at No. 12, perhaps they would consider moving from that spot for the right offer.

Let’s look at how potential trades with these teams would look:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, No. 14

What the Raiders could ask for? No. 14, No. 117 and No. 139 (both in the fourth round)
Should the Raiders do it? Getting two fourth round picks to drop two slots would be pretty good for a team with two third day picks. Tampa Bay could take a receiver, so if the Jets take a receiver at No. 11 and the 49ers take one at No. 13, the Raiders could be in danger of missing out on the top receivers, namely CeeDee Lamb of Oklahoma and Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III of Alabama.

Denver Broncos, No. 15
What the Raiders could ask for? No. 15, No. 95 in the third, No. 178 in the fifth and No. 181 in the sixth.
Should the Raiders do it? It would be a pretty decent haul. But would the two teams want to trade with each other? Also, while the Broncos could go for an offensive tackle at No. 12, they could also steal one of the Raiders’ receiver targets.

Atlanta Falcons, No. 16
What the Raiders could ask for: No. 16 and No. 78 in the third round.
Should the Raiders do it? Dropping to No. 16 is teetering on getting out of the market for the top talent. But perhaps they could draft Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson (if the Falcons don’t grab him at No. 12) or a receiver. Getting a fourth third-round pick would give the Raiders great day two ammo.

Do you think Gruden and co. should consider trading down or stick with No. 12?