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Teams that should trade up for QB

With Super Bowl XLIX behind us, the football world will turn its attention to the offseason, including the 2015 NFL draft, to be held in Chicago beginning April 30.

Until then, teams will gather more information regarding the eligible prospects, which will subsequently allow them to hone their evaluations of each player. And although much can change, at this juncture there appear to be two quarterbacks who stand above the rest of the class: Florida State's Jameis Winston and Oregon's Marcus Mariota, the past two Heisman Trophy winners.

Although neither profiles as a surefire franchise quarterback -- as Andrew Luck did back in 2012 -- in a league in which demand for quality quarterback play outweighs the supply, these two are likely to be highly coveted.

Below is a list of the four teams that should consider a trade up for one of these prospects, operating under the assumption they'll remain firmly in the discussion for the top picks in the draft. You'll notice I did not include the Cleveland Browns on this list. There was a report by Bleacher Report this week that the Browns could look to move up to draft Mariota, but I don't believe it would be a smart move for the team to draft a quarterback in the first round for the second year in a row after factoring in the risks associated with both Mariota and Winston, and the cost it would take to move up.


New York Jets
Current pick: No. 6