The end of Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft could be more fascinating than the top. That's when teams desperate for some hope at quarterback could look to deal back into the first round.
SI.com's Peter King reports that multiple teams in the high second round have started testing the waters with teams drafting from No. 25 through No. 32 in the first round. This is where players like Ryan Nassib (Syracuse), EJ Manuel (Florida State) and Matt Barkley (USC) could come off the board. (Or West Virginia's Geno Smith if he slips Thursday night, which I still expect to happen.) Let's break this down.
Teams that could look to trade back into first round
New York Jets: Could the Jets wind up with three first-round picks? They might wait a year -- and another coach -- before drafting their quarterback of the future. They can't feel good about their second-round position (No. 39) if they want a quarterback this year, as they're behind the Jaguars, Eagles and Arizona Cardinals.
Teams that could trade down
Minnesota Vikings: They have two first-round picks (No. 23 and No. 25) and have been rumored to be in the mix for a lot of deals.
Atlanta Falcons: It seems more likely that they will move up in the draft, but general manager Thomas Dimitroff is going to look for value in all forms.