Reasons for each move:
A. Dolphins-Rams: The Dolphins look poised to make a splash this year, and if they miss out on Peyton Manning they could go ‘all-in’ on getting a quarterback. From the Rams perspective, they get a ton of picks the next two years and still get a top 10 player.
B. Bears-Redskins: The Bears look to be a bit desperate in finding a top notch receiver. If they miss out on the top free agents, I think they will make a big move up for Justin Blackmon. From the Redskins perspective, they are a team in need of both starting and depth players so a trade back that lands them multiple picks is a big win for them.
C. Chargers-Seahawks: The Chargers are desperate for offensive line help this offseason and a LT has to be a top priority. Their offense is extremely talented, but they lack an offensive line which needs to be fixed. From the Seahawks perspective, there is a deep class of first round pass rushers, so Seattle can move back a couple spots, pick up a couple of extra picks and still fill their biggest need.
D. Packers-Eagles: The Packers are desperate for an elite pass rusher opposite Clay Matthews, and have a shot to land one here. They aren’t a team with a ton of needs so it makes sense for them to move up for an elite talent.
E. Patriots-Redskins: While typically the Patriots don’t trade up here is a situation where it makes sense. New England is in serious need of defensive help, particularly at the strong safety position. By using extra picks, the Patriots can move up, get their man, and still fill other needs with their first, 2nd and 3rd round picks. For the Redskins they pick up another pair of extra draft picks for moving back just 8 spots.
F. Giants-Pittsburgh: The Giants can take advantage of the fact that the top ILB in the draft is sliding and jump up and get him, which fills their biggest need. For the Steelers they pick up a pair of picks for moving down in the draft. Pittsburgh is in desperate need of cheap, young talent, as their age is beginning to show and they are in serious cap trouble this year.
G.Tampa Bay-Washington: The Buccaneers need to land a receiver, and it just so happens that their new head coach had such a player last year at Rutgers (Sanu). The Bucs jump ahead of all the WR needy teams at the top of round 2, and land a guy who fits them perfectly. For the Redskins they play the draft perfectly, and keep trading back out of the first round, while stock piling picks to fill out their roster.
H. Jaguars-Steelers: The Jags need to generate a better pass rush this year, and Whitney fits their 4-3 scheme well. He’s the top pass rusher on the board and probably won’t last until their pick in the 2nd round. Pittsburgh lands another couple extra picks which they desperately need.