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Old 04-17-2009   #33
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Malcolm Jenkins is one of my favorite prospects. I believe he'll be gone esp. with NO right in front of us.

My question is, what if he's on the board when DEN/WAS are up. Do we jump NO or take the risk and wait it out? I see a valid arguement for Beanie Wells to NO to pair with Bush. But would they take him over Jenkins?

Okay, the "chart" says it costs an early 4th or a late 3rd to trade up with WAS/DEN. I don't think we'd have to give equal points this year though.

The key to a trade down (esp. only 2-3 spots) is having a couple players that that team would be comfortable drafting. For example, Denver, they may like Maualuga, Cushing/Matthews, E. Brown, T. Jackson, Freeman, etc. Washington may like Andre Smith or some other players too. Now the key is this. Washington moves past NO to our spot. We move up and take Jenkins. Washington is worried New Orleans takes "their guy" or maybe the have a few people they like and are comfortable. Or another team moves up to NO and picks that guy. those are the risks.

If either team is comfortable, I think we could give up our 4th rd pick b/c the risk to those other teams is fairly minimal if it's set up right. Question though: Would that be worth it for us!?

would you give up our 4th rd pick to move up a few spots to take Malcolm Jenkins? I really don't like the idea of giving up a pick, esp. one we can capitalize on. But IF we have Jenkins rated a lot higher than the other players I'm willing to do that. Otherwise we may "reach" on a player if we can't trade down. Or get a less impactful player.
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