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Steelers’ G.M. says everyone wants to trade down in this draft

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Aven8

    Aven8 Well-Known Member

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    That's who I trade up for.

    I read one mock draft today that had Donald to the Gents at 12. I'll be sick. Rue......
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  2. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    If the Giants pass on him, I don't think the Bears will.
  3. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    There are starters available in the 3rd and 4th round of every draft. It's not like this is a draft where you go into the 4th round and pick a starter off the shelf and call it a day.
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    The exact reason I don't trade up for anything.
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  5. Oh_Canada

    Oh_Canada Well-Known Member

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    Yes, like he's done that soooooo often in the past.
  6. Zimmy Lives

    Zimmy Lives Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Maybe Jerry can get and a 2nd or 3rd as well from one of the teams wanting to move out of the top.
  7. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    The cards are falling into place for my trade up for Clowney prediction.
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  8. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Every draft plays out different. You can't say do this or do that until it unfolds. Not many expected the huge run on OL/DL last year. Dallas is actually very lucky they still ended up with Frederick.

    Moving up doesn't always have to cost a ton of picks if you are willing to swap spots later in the draft. If everyone is looking to move back, there can be big value in moving up for the right player.
  9. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Let the draft play out and then judge. People were judging taking Frederick so high last year, but it made perfect sense with the run on interior OL. There'd never been a draft in league history like that. Getting Frederick when we did was the right move. Especially now that we know he'll be a centerpiece for the next decade.

    The same thing might happen this year. There might be a run on DL and you might see guys like Ealy, Hageman, Critchon, Jernigan, Nix, Easley, and others going much higher than anyone expects.
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  10. Corleone

    Corleone Well-Known Member

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    With the depth in this draft, it's no surprise. There were some good points about trading up though, it could be much less expensive if teams really wanna fall back and grab an extra pick.

    There are a few guys worth trading up for. Mack, Barr, Donald, top tackles, Watkins...ect. Still too much time in between to really know where guys will be taken though.
  11. Yuma Cactus

    Yuma Cactus Active Member

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    GM's always tell the truth.
  12. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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  13. waving monkey

    waving monkey Well-Known Member

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    IMO, when you have a "eggs" fit that is replicated no where else in the draft you get him.
    If that player fits a key position "if" the price is swallowable you take him.
    We know the "motor" is just that.Get the motor tune it up and "ride it down the highway"
  14. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    That's how scouts are describing things this year. Only a few true blue chip players and none at QB, but a lot of depth.
  15. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    I think "everyone" is too broad of a word.
  16. MissionCoach

    MissionCoach Active Member

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    you mean trade up in the 1st round and grab someone that was going to be there at our pick in the 3rd round
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  17. noshame

    noshame Who wouldn't follow me? Zone Supporter

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    I do think there will be lots of trades in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. That said, if you can move up in 1 at a good value, by all means go get a stud.
  18. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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  19. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    And that comparison is laughable.
  20. Cumart21

    Cumart21 Active Member

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    This really favors teams with a lot of draft picks like the 49ers. Many teams looking to trade down which means the asking price to move up will be less than usual. Not good for the Cowboys because moving back won't garner large price. I believe in going against the trend, so moving up would be the move but the Cowboys can't afford to give up extra draft picks.

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