historical draft question

Discussion in 'College Football & the NFL Draft' started by badboy, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,746
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Location:
    Clear Lake
    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.
     
  2. El Tejano

    El Tejano Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    9,940
    Likes Received:
    449
    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.
     
  3. Ole Miss Texan

    Ole Miss Texan Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    8,697
    Likes Received:
    685
    Well we all know the Titans selected Vince Young to mock us... but that didn't involve any trading. ;)
     
  4. threetoedpete

    threetoedpete Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 26, 2004
    Messages:
    6,644
    Likes Received:
    197
    Location:
    Katy, Texas
    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
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  5. badboy

    badboy Site Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,746
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Location:
    Clear Lake
  6. rarazz00

    rarazz00 VOLUME 10

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Houston
    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:
     

Share This Page