It's no secret the Redskins want to acquire more draft picks, but it's unclear exactly how that will occur. Washington GM Scot McCloughan has said he'd like to get to 10 picks total in the draft, up from the seven the team currently has. To increase their pick total, trading down from the No. 5 spot is not a must, but it would make it easier.
If the Redskins find a team desperate to move up to No. 5 - perhaps for one of the top two receivers on the board in Amari Cooper or Kevin White, or a pass rusher like Dante Fowler - that would be the easiest way to boost their pick total. Say Cleveland wants to move up and grab Cooper, they have two first round picks at 12 and 19. Perhaps they offer one of the two picks and an additional later in the draft. Something like that will surely be on McCloughan's mind, especially with players like Landon Collins or La'el Collins available in the mid-teens of the first round.
But there are always trades on the second and third days of the draft, and fans should expect to see that from Washington. McCloughan has a track record of finding good to great players later in the draft, and the GM has made clear he wants as many chances to unearth good players as he can get.
Will the 'Skins get to 10 total picks? Does that mandate a first round trade down? Let us know what you think in the comments.