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badboy
02-17-2009, 12:20 PM
We usually think of trades during draft for teams not wanting to spend big bucks on high 1st round selection or to gain extra picks. Or a team willing to risk a move up to get that special player that just might get that team more W's. My question is has a team moved up to select a player to keep another team from selecting said player? I can not think of any such move but it does seem a plausible scenario to keep a competitor from getting a move up with a certain player. Seems as if it would be very expensive do so & imo would occur only if the team trading up needed the same type player on their roster.

I could see it happening this year for several players that may be their @ #15.

El Tejano
02-17-2009, 02:09 PM
I think you hear more of teams threatening to do things like this to get them another team to select a player so that the team threatening can get the guy they wanted all along.

Ole Miss Texan
02-17-2009, 03:22 PM
Well we all know the Titans selected Vince Young to mock us... but that didn't involve any trading. ;)

threetoedpete
02-25-2009, 01:11 AM
We usually think of trades during draft for teams not wanting to spend big bucks on high 1st round selection or to gain extra picks. Or a team willing to risk a move up to get that special player that just might get that team more W's. My question is has a team moved up to select a player to keep another team from selecting said player? I can not think of any such move but it does seem a plausible scenario to keep a competitor from getting a move up with a certain player. Seems as if it would be very expensive do so & imo would occur only if the team trading up needed the same type player on their roster.

I could see it happening this year for several players that may be their @ #15.

Isn't that what happened last year when New Orleans jump ahead of Cincinatti to take Sedrick Ellis ?

http://www.drafthistory.com/

http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2008

badboy
02-25-2009, 03:36 PM
Isn't that what happened last year when New Orleans jump ahead of Cincinatti to take Sedrick Ellis ?

http://www.drafthistory.com/

http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?season=2008Thanks for update.

rarazz00
02-25-2009, 08:09 PM
Yes, I could see divisional rivalries doin' it, if they covet the same player...but to do it out of spite is a fairly expensive move. I believe teams can trade their draft choice to another team on draft day: ala the Eli Manning trade.:shades: