Originally Posted by theogt
Nope. This first round is loaded. You don't trade out of rounds that are loaded with talent. That's not good business.
I'm not sure about this first round in top end talent:
2 top QBs and then maybe a third but not reasonable prospect for us on the board to trade down with
1 good CB, the other guy rising the board was a second rounder at the start of draft season
No elite pass rushers
Only 1 high end LT prospect
No elite WR prospects (I don't think Blackmon is elite)
This first round is lacking in impact players at impact positions. I see lots of good players but not many great players.
I'd rather take my chances by deferring until next year where we might get a better choice of players to fit our needs. Our best chances this year are at Safety (Barron) and OG (DeCastro) or a couple of DL that can't rush the passer (Cox or Brockers). I'm sorry but that is slim pickings and you can usually get similar players in the second rounds of most drafts.
Our only real hope of getting the impact defender I want is if Coples falls and we pull the trigger on him.
Last year we really lucked out with Tyron dropping to us so I hope the same thing happens to us this year with Coples. Otherwise I'll take the trade down route.