Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
We told you last night that Broncos receiverBrandon Lloyd is on the trading block, which should enliven an otherwise quiet NFL trading deadline.
(Hey, it beats daily Tim Tebow posts right? Well, we’ll have those too.)
Mike Klis of the Denver Post broke the story, and he’s updated his news to add what the Broncos are looking for in a deal. They want a third-to-fifth round draft pick.
That’s a pretty big range. Teams seem to value third-round picks highly, while fifth-round picks are often throwaways in trades like this. A fourth-rounder sounds like a pretty fair move for a starting wide receiver like Lloyd.
The Titans and Panthers were mentioned as two interested teams. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean writes that he does believe the Titans are interested, but doubts a deal will get done. Tennessee could use a physical receiver, rather than another vertical threat.
We’re never big on trading draft picks, but it’s amazing to see how much teams value a mid-to-late round pick right now compared to on draft day when they are tossed around freely in deals.
If Lloyd helped a playoff contender like the Titans win one more game this year, wouldn’t that be worth it?