By Matt Rogers
PSDC Fantasy Sports Guru
Second only to the actual pre-draft stock movement of each player, is the ever-churning rumor mill about possible trades. People love to prognosticate about different teams throwing around players, picks and assets to move up or down the draft to get certain guys they need or want. These rumors often range and rage all over the place. Crazed fans throw out ideas in the universe that take hold. Teams use misdirection to try drive up trade value for players they no longer want. Owners and GMs try to push values of certain players up or down to get what they want for a little as possible. With only a week left to the real draft, the rumors are flying fast and furious and things are starting to take hold. Here is a look at the most interesting, or at least the most common, topic of these rumors, Marcus Mariota.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
First off, it seems a foregone conclusion that the Bucs are taking Jameis Winston at No. 1. There are almost no rumors about anyone trying to acquire the No. 1 pick from them and even less talk about them shopping the pick. I heard very briefly that there was some interest in the Saints trading Drew Brees for the No. 1 pick to take Winston. That was followed quickly by news that Brees threatened to blow up the Superdome and set Bourbon Street on fire if he was traded. I haven’t heard anything further on that front. [Read more…]