It seems like almost everyone in the top half of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is trying to trade down, or at least is rumored to be trying to trade down. Various reports have the Oakland Raiders (third overall pick), Philadelphia Eagles (fourth), Detroit Lions (fifth), Miami Dolphins (12th) and New Orleans Saints (15th) trying to trade out of their draft slots. Some have even wondered if the New York Jets will try to trade down, using the 13th pick acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Darelle Revis trade, to get more picks.
With all of that going on, should the New York Giants consider trying to trade up?
If you follow the Giants you know that isn't their style -- especially in the first round. Is Ezekiel Ansah so much better than Tank Carradine or Bjeorn Werener that trading up is justified? Is D.J. Fluker, the Alabama right tackle, worth trading up for? How about 'Bama guard Chance Warmack? What if there is a cornerback or defensive tackle the Giants think they have to have?
Generally, I believe trading down is better than trading up unless you believe you are trading up for a franchise-changing player.Most likely the Giants will, as they always do, sit right where they are at No. 19 in the first round and let the draft come to them.