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An Interesting Draft Scenario By Colin Cowherd

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Draftniks remember fondly a few years ago when Minnesota did not get their pick to the podium on time. 2 or 3 teams rushed ot get their pick up there. The Draft got very exciting.

    Colin Cowherd is speculating that could happen again this year with the very first pick in the Draft. Miami owns the pick but wants to trade down. The problem is, nobody wants to trade up.

    Miami is said to have 4 players on their radar with the #1 pick and they don't favor any one player over the others. The players are...

    Jake Long, OT, Michigan
    Chris Long, DE, Virginia
    Vernon Gholston, DE/OLB, Ohio State
    Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU

    What Miami wants to do is save itself about 12 million dollars in guaranteed money. So they very well may pass on the #1 pick and wait until 3 of those 4 guys are gone before taking the last guy on the list. The question is, how many picks go ahead of them before they get to that point?

    Will they do this? I don't know, but I have to admit I'd love to see it. Colin contacted the NFL Offices and they confirm this is legal under their Guidelines.
  2. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Yeah, but why would anyone make the pick if they don't want it?

    The entire draft could be on hold as every single team passes with the #1 pick still not made. :p:
  3. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    The agent for whoever they draft will hold out for number one money.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    That would be a pretty sneaky move by BP.

    I'd love to see it. Don't really know what would happen but it would be interesting to say the least.
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You know if someone wanted to do that just to save some money.

    I am sure a team or two would be willing to swap first round picks and a 7th round this year or a 7th round next year.

    See the way I see it the trade value chart is moot at this point if they are willing to just skip their turn for a few spots so why not get a 7th rounder out of the deal.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    They can't win if they do.
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't trade have to be approved by the league?

    Also, who wants to be the team that goes penny pinching and trades back for way less then equal value? At least this way the team waiting while others go can say that they were in control and avoid looking like complete idiots.
  8. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Simply "Wow".

    Would love to see that happen. :)

    What great TV that would make!
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'd really love to see that happen.

    Put the Tuna on TV and watch him say "We don't care who we get. At this point it's all about saving money. We will turn our card in when we are ready."
  10. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    How cool would it be to see 5 to 6 picks in the first 12 minutes of the Draft?

    I tell you, I'd have an accident.
  11. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    If that happens, then the system officially needs fixing.

    Bad teams should covet the first pick. I guess something needs to be done about the rookie salaries.
  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    We actually talked about this happening last week. I'd imagine that BP would probably try to work something out with these guys before hand, under that scenario. Just makes sense to me. I don't know.
  13. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    In a year like this one--where there is no clear #1 pick--this actually makes sense. This is why they can't trade the pick....everyone else feels the way thay do.
  14. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    So what your saying is everyone is going to pass and Dallas will get McFadden?!
  15. Cowboy Bill Watts

    Cowboy Bill Watts Member

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    they could hold out, yes. however, it would not be smart. no team is going to pay the #4 pick #1 $$, no matter the circumstances.
  16. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That was true years ago. Now it's out of control.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Trying to use my imagination here.

    Miami passes. 10 minutes off the clock.

    St. Louis takes Jake Long. 10 and a half minutes off the clock.

    Atlanta takes Matt Ryan. 11 minutes off the clock.

    Oakland takes Howie's son, Chris Long. 11 and a half minutes off the clock.

    Kansas City takes Vernon Gholston. 12 minutes off the clock. Berman's head explodes.

    Miami takes Glenn Dorsey. 12 minutes 15 seconds off the clock.

    6 picks and one exploded head.





    Please let this happen.
  18. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    There's nothing that says any of them have to agree to a contract before the draft. If I were an agent for a top guy, I probably wouldn't. Call their bluff and make them pick you... Then they're under more pressure to sign you to the contract you want.

    But again... Why would St. Louis or any other team want the #1 pick and the money it will cost any more than Parcells?
  19. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    So if this happens do all the kids who get invited to New York lose all their face time? lol
  20. Typhus

    Typhus aka...golden

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    Thats funny you posted this Hos, I was just thinking about this very scenario
    about a week ago, and wondering if BP would deploy such a tactic.
    Highly likely IMO since there really is no clear cut number 1.
    No franchise QB worth the investment, but about 4 others, Dorsey, Gholston,
    C. Long, and J. Long, that BP seems to be leaning to.
    Actually the trade down option, might increase the further he drops down.
    He might have more teams interested if he were sitting at number 3 vs number 1.
    Im not even sure what the league rules are in allowing a franchise to pass on multiple draft slots.
    Have to check that one.

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