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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. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    if jerry decides to move up in the draft he will just cement his legacy of stupidity

    this is a deep draft where in the third round you can pick up starters for a team that is woefully devoid of talent and in need of lunch pail guys who come to play every sunday

    trading up in this draft for a shiny toy is an idiotic move, stay at 16 and a legitimate player can be had that wil help this team for a long time. many of you , clamoring for the cowboys to trade up for a pet cat (like barr or donald) may be surprised to find him sitting there at 16, if they are gone, i assure you, there will be some very good players there who can help us

    i would venture to suggest that this will be true even in the 21-24 range
  2. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    You Trade up to 11th Overall for the top rated OT Lewan if he falls (3 misdemeanor assaults) ... for one thing so the Giants don't land him @12.
  3. Death Star

    Death Star Active Member

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  4. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    If everyone wants to trade down then it's an up-trader's market. I want to give up one of our three #7s to move up enough to ensure we get either Barr or Donald.

    I'm still not convinced that this Steelers GM isn't just blowing smoke, but if it actually is such an up-trader's market, that's what I want to do.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    7th round draft picks have little to no value. Having 3 means we have 3 draft picks with little to no value. Bundling them in an attempt to trade up the 16 pick would only be insulting to a GM and a big waste fo time.
  6. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    That's all I would be willing to give up. We need our other picks.
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Sounds like a GM hoping to move up. :)

    I do think with the depth of the draft, many will be looking to trade down oif the value is right.

    That does not apply to players like Clowney or Robinson--players that are universally considered elite talents.
    I've always had issue with the QBs in this class, though I still suspect 3-4 will go fairly early.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Even with the flawed trade charts, the value range is just a few points. It'd take 4-6 of them just to move up just from pick 16 to 15. lol

    The value is that you can grab a player that may or may not get drafted, and not worry about competing with 31 other teams in the UDFA market.
    Other than that, not too much value really.
  9. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    Or he'll give up too much to move up, and accept too little in a move down.
    Chappy likes this.
  10. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

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    I am not surprised. outside of clowney who has his own question marks and is a risk (motivation), there is no consensus number one pick. the value is between 5-20. If it wasn't frowned upon, you take one of the OTs or Sammy Watkins and you would get a sure bet like Jimmy Johnson did by picking Maryland. take a sure thing because there is too much risk in everything else. I have a feeling all three QBs will drop to the teens and 20's because of lesson learned from a couple of years back with three QBs going in the top 10 and not working out.
  11. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    So the Steelers GM just basically said what we all believed for months. Rocket Science I tell you.

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