Originally Posted by Chris in Arizona
2009 Draft called, they said great strategy.
Seems like trading just to trade. I'd hope we play out the board and never go into a draft with the mindset of we are going to trade down a bunch. Know the value, target players in (minor) moves up and/or trade down if there is a lot of similar value, you have 2 or 3 guys you like equally, AND if a team is greedy or impatient enough to move up. In 2009, we were so desperate to trade down we 1)let the time expire and 2)got beat in the trade. Teams know Jerry and they know they can usually get the better end of the deal if they feel he really wants to make a move.
First thing I thought of was our 2009 draft.
Two big differences though:
1) This draft still gives us 3 1st or 2nd round picks vs zero in 2009.
2) The 2013 draft is considered much deeper than in 2009--which was just a horrible draft all around. We made it worse by missing on almost very single one of the 12 picks--an almost impossible feat. lol
I'm still wary of so many trade downs, but at least before we know any real facts, it looks like a talent infusion on paper.