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Old 03-11-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Trade up in the draft?

A couple years ago we jumped in a big way, and traded up to get Polamalu..and of course he is turning out nicely for us.

Do you like the idea of trading up in the draft normally, or do u think it gives up too much?
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

I think you only trade up if you have one pressing need and there is only one or two viable options at that position worthy of a 1st round pick. Like this year... with the TE spot. I say trade up to around 15 and take Heath Miller. Then again, the 15 spot could get you Antrel Rolle.
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Old 03-11-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

I think i'd drop my beer if BC traded up that far to get anybody. that would take an awful lot of picks/players to get up that far.
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

We are really not hurting over all. I don`t think we need to give up the other picks or players, we`ve been discussing on this sight the need for more depth. And higher the pick the more $$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 03-12-2005, 12:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

One, we would never trade up that far under the current cap situation cause after Ben last year and whoever we would take 15 and up would cost us too much of that "high draft position" money. Those guys don't get a contract based on their position and talent, they get it because the guy who got drafted there last year got that much so I should too. On the lower half thoughI don't see us moving in the first round because some value will always fall below to the 25-35 spots. Check it out for yourself. Now in the second, we may move up because there seems to be an issue of getting top 50 guys. We are currently, #30, and #60 so we move up and trade away a 4th or 5th to get a chance at two in the top 50. Normally though I think we do this when we had extra picks cause of free agents leaving, but recently we make up our minds on players and move up just cause we want them bad. First it was Reed, who we almost moved up and got, then it was Troy, then it was Ricardo(I think). So we are getting pretty comfy doing this. Overall I'm for it as I would rather be passionate about someone and put the ball in his court to perform, than just pick someone cause we couldn't get what we wanted.
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

theres no need to trade up, theres alot of rly good guys in each postion.and we are pretty solid inm most spots.
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

Well we signed a WR, and we might sign an OT so it will become fairly obvious closer to draft time what we intend to go after. I say now we are still in that TE/CB area but we are bringing in TE to visit so we'll see if we sign anymore.
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

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Now in the second, we may move up because there seems to be an issue of getting top 50 guys. We are currently, #30, and #60 so we move up and trade away a 4th or 5th to get a chance at two in the top 50. Normally though I think we do this when we had extra picks cause of free agents leaving, but recently we make up our minds on players and move up just cause we want them bad. First it was Reed, who we almost moved up and got, then it was Troy, then it was Ricardo(I think). So we are getting pretty comfy doing this. Overall I'm for it as I would rather be passionate about someone and put the ball in his court to perform, than just pick someone cause we couldn't get what we wanted.
We moved up in the second round on many occasions to get the player we wanted, so I wouldnt be surprised at all if we gave up couple second day pics or 1 and a player, to move up. good call chef !
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

trading up would be a bad idea in this draft there alot of guys who are gonna fall late and have talent. maybe trade up for anthoior 3rd or 5th i wouldnt mind but thats about it.
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Default Re: Trade up in the draft?

Agreed not enough to gain to much to lose
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