Originally Posted by Ole Miss Texan
I wanted to have a discussion here on thoughts for this upcoming draft, primarily about Trading. Clearly it depends on what players are available for us OR for a team coveting a certain player. I'd say this discussion is much more towards the idea and maybe some possible partners.
1) Trade down from our 1st for a 2nd rounder + later round pick. Sure depends how far as to what compensation we should receive... but are there teams you see possibly trading up to late 1st? Teams with multiple 2nd/3rd round selections that could be good trading partners?
2) Trading out to receive a 2013 1st Round pick. This one is much more outside the box because we've never done this in our history. But I absolutely love the NE Patriots draft days. They always seem to trade down and gain future 1st or 2nd round picks. Maybe this year is not the time, but I want us to get in that philosophy.
Possible Partners? The Oakland Raiders. Gone are the Crazy Al days (maybe)... but before compensatory picks are awarded, all they have is a 5th rounder and a 6th rounder. The should receive some decent comp picks though for losing Nnamdi et al. But the fact remains that would be END of the third / beginning of the 4th kind of pick.
Hypothetically how would you feel if we traded our 2nd round pick to the Raiders for their 4th rounder in 2012 and their 1st rounder in 2013? I'm not sure if this value would be fair (for us or them)... but mainly want to gauge the message board's opinions on this type of thinking.
1. Trading down really depends on who's available to us at #26, if all the good players we covet are gone then hell yea trade down for a 2nd and 3rd from a bad team. The only player that I can see a bad team willing to trade back into the 1st for is Ryan Tannehill-QB, Kirkpatrick, or Gilmore maybe someone like Miami but that's just a guess.
2. I'd have been willing to trade out of the 1st for a later round pick this year and a much better 1st next year if the Texans hadn't gone and created so many team holes. 2 months ago everyone was looking forward to taking a WR in the 1st and then going BPA the rest of the way but now that we got hosed in FA we've got new team holes to fill.
As for trading up, I'm against it. It would be too expensive and we need all the 2nd and 3rd round picks we can get this year.