Originally Posted by Huge
Dallas traded out of the bottom of the first, picked up a first next year and a 2nd and 5th this year.
Houston traded into the bottom of the first by giving up a 2nd, a 3rd and a 4th.
Trying to copy the Texans? Um...no.
Why was Portis on my mind? Quick, name all the RBs that averaged 5.5 ypc with over 1,500 yards last season...
But heresay is always fun. Guess it's a shame the Patriots took Vince Wilfork at #21 before the Texans could trade up to at least #20 and take the defensive player they really wanted. Too bad they had to settle for Babin.
We'll never know if when the Cowboys traded down they were hoping for Bell. We'll never know because the Broncos traded up ahead of them to get Bell rather than RISK being left with Julius. Hey, don't worry about it. Maybe Julius will work out. Maybe the Broncos don't know much about drafting RBs and maybe they were wrong about NOT wanting Julius.
When the Texans traded up for Babins, it makes no sense to say 'settled'. You trade up because you have a strong conviction, like the Broncos did with Bell over Julius.
Hey, you're right. The first round pick will be nice for the Cowboys. Too bad they had to SETTLE for Julius at RB this year.