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Several Teams Looking to Trade Out of Top Five in NFL Draft

April 23 (UPI) — The Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers are among several teams looking to trade down in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Bleacher Report reported Saturday that those teams have made calls about moving down in the first round draft order. Buffalo holds the No. 10 pick, while New York has No. 6, Tennessee has No. 5 and San Francisco holds No. 2.

While Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett is a consensus No. 1 pick in most mock drafts, experts are split on the 49ers’ selection. NFL.com has the Titans taking a defensive end, wide receiver, or defensive back.

Multiple analysts say that the Jets could take Clemson’s DeShaun Watson or North Carolina’s Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky could also be the Bills’ pick, if the franchise doesn’t opt for a much needed wide receiver. The Browns are also rumored to be looking at trading up from its No. 12 pick to take a quarterback.

According to the latest UPI mock draft, the Carolina Panthers are expected to trade up to select LSU running back Leonard Fournette with the No. 2 pick. The mock draft also has the Titans taking Ohio State defensive back Marshon Lattimore, Jets taking Trubisky, and Bills selecting Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams.

The Bills have needs at wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker, and quarterback. The Titans have holes at wide receiver, tight end, and cornerback. The Jets obviously need a quarterback, as well as some help on its offensive line, in its secondary, and at tight end. Like the former teams, the 49ers are also in need of a quarterback and secondary help. The 49ers could also use a playmaker at wide receiver.

The NFL Draft is set for Thursday, April 27 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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