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NFL Insider Suggests 1 Team Is "Very Serious" About Trade Before Draft

A general view of the stage at the NFL Draft as the Seahawks are set to pick.

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: The 2018 NFL Draft logo is seen on a video board during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The NFL Combine kicked off earlier this week. While it's a platform for teams to get an up-close look at the top talent heading into the league, the Combine also acts in other capacities as well.

It's an information superhighway as general managers, coaches and scouts are in one place for over a week. During the Combine, teams attempt to spread misinformation about potential moves in the draft.

The latest rumor to pop up at the Combine suggests one team with a top-five pick in the draft is interested in trading down. According to a report from Zach Rosenblatt of, the New York Giants are interested in a trade.

The report suggests the Giants are "focused" on one player, whom the team could select even if they trade down from the No. 4 spot. That player? Former Auburn star defensive tackle Derrick Brown.

Here's more from the report:

Multiple NFL talent evaluators told NJ Advance Media’s Matt Lombardo that the Giants are “serious about trading back” in this year’s draft with Brown being their top target.

It would be a surprising move for Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, who rarely trades on draft night.

However, if New York is focused on Brown, the team could likely recoup more draft capital by trading down and selecting the former Tiger.

The NFL draft kicks off on April 23.