For a few weeks now, the Atlanta Falcons were reported to have genuine interest in moving up from the sixth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Some reports even suggested that there were talks between Atlanta and the Houston Texans, owners of the No. 1 pick, but that seemed to be more wishful thinking than anything.
However, those talks appear to be serious in nature, as ESPN's Ed Werder reported on SportsCenter Wednesday morning.
ESPN's Ed Werder on SportsCenter: "The dialogue between #Texans, #Falcons has been legitimate & continues as we speak."
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) May 7, 2014
So what's the price tag being proposed by the Texans? It's plenty steep.
According to Werder, via Rotoworld's Evan Silva, Houston is seeking a return similar to that paid by the Washington Redskins to acquire the pick used to draft Robert Griffin III. In 2012, the Redskins sent the St. Louis Rams three first-round picks and a second-round pick for the No. 2 overall selection.
Anything near that would be a hefty price for Atlanta to pay, so it seems doubtful the two sides would find middle ground in their talks. But if negotiations intensify closer to Thursday night, anything can happen.