Originally Posted by infantrycak
Why yes they did because they thought they could trade back and STILL get the player they wanted - and they did.
I don't know about getting THE player they wanted, but they got A player they wanted.
It's a gamble to trade back unless there are more than one players that you like because someone can always trade up in front of you.
For all we know the Texans could have had Jones rated higher than Merciless last year, but the Pats actually traded up above us last year and took him...But if they liked both of them then a trade back wouldn't have mattered as much to them.