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It's just four days away and for many of the NFL's 32 franchises the NFL Draft is the key to building a winner. Some teams look for quality given the limited number of players that sign a second contract with the team that selected them. Others search for quantity and attempt to develop that talent.
In the search for quality or quantity, some teams look to work out draft day trades. Here are the three teams most likely to make a trade on Day 1 of this year's draft.
There are a handful of NFL teams looking for their next quarterback. The Jets are not one of them having drafted Sam Darnold last year. Darnold played well enough to convince the Jets that they have their quarterback for the next several years.
New York also picked up All-Pro RB Le'Veon Bell in free agency. The Jets could opt for one of many pass rushing specialists in this year's draft or they could trade down and still have the opportunity for a pass rusher and get a little extra in the process.
Speaking of the Giants, they could really use a quarterback with Eli Manning on the last legs of his career. New York opted for RB Saquon Barkley in last year's draft and the former Penn State star ended up the league's Rookie of the Year.
This year, the Giants traded away WR Odell Beckham Jr. and picked up an extra - the No. 17 pick - first-round draft choice. General manager Dave Gettleman could package New York's sixth pick along with No. 17 in an effort to move up and select either Haskins or Lock.
Head coach Jon Gruden and new GM Mike Mayock have four picks in the top 35 in this year's draft. With that kind of capital, the Raiders have the luxury of doing pretty much anything, including keeping all four picks.
Whether or not the Raiders make a Day 1 deal will likely depend on how the organization feels about QB Derek Carr. Is Carr the guy or does Gruden package a few first round picks and move up to No. 1 to select Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray?
A more likely scenario has the Raiders believing in Carr, going defense - a pass rusher most likely - with the No. 4 pick, and then trading down with at least one other pick for the opportunity to acquire more selections this year and next.