We've heard for a few days now that the Cardinals were fielding calls from teams interested in moving up to get Arizona's fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. A team source recently acknowledged that general manager Rod Graves was expecting even more calls as Thursday's draft day approaches. Wednesday morning, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter added to the speculation with additional trade rumor from sources outside Arizona.
Schefter posted a tweet in which he stated that, "one team believes Arizona now will consider trading back from No. 5." No specific team was mentioned but various sources around the internet have speculated that that Dallas Cowboys could be interested in moving up to nab cornerback Patrick Peterson. Dallas currently has the ninth overall pick in the NFL Draft and could offer the Cardinals an additional second round pick for the right to move up four places.
The Washington Redskins have also been floated as a team that might be interested in moving up from their tenth spot to grab quarterback Blaine Gabbert. The Redskins quarterback situation is just as messy as the Arizona Cardinals.
Graves recently left the door open to a possible trade when he told the Arizona Republic that nothing was off the table.
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