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Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns to trade down?

All eight of's draft analysts project Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to the Oakland Raiders with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

If Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie gets his way, though, he won't be picking in the top five. The Raiderswant to trade down to recoup the second-round pick that was sent to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2011 Carson Palmer trade,'s Peter King reported in his "Monday Morning Quarterback."

The Raiders aren't alone. King also writes that the Cleveland Browns "badly" want to trade out of the sixth spot, perhaps with designs on landing West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith a few picks later. The Browns might end up being a "wild card" in the Smith hunt, according to's Albert Breer.

It's tough to see the Raiders finding a taker for the third pick in a draft that is so light at the top. The Browns might have better luck if a team such as the Miami Dolphins or San Diego Chargers decides it has to get in front of the Arizona Cardinals to grab one of the triumvirate of elite left tackles: Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson.

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