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Possible trade partners, possible trades...

Here are some trades I thought of to give us better value for our picks:


17 (950) , 194 (13.6) to GB for 21(800), 85(165)

We could use 85 to trade up from 48(420) to 36(540), costing 120 points. That leaves 45 points to trade up in the 3rd, from 79(195) to 70(240). We would end up with: 1st round- 21st, 2nd round- 4th, 3rd round- 6th. If we want to get back another 5th or 6th rounder, we could trade 1 slot lower in either round and recoup those later picks.

Or we could keep 85 and pick 3 good players in the 3rd round. Green Bay would potentially want to do this if they needed to leapfrog NYJ, Miami or Arizona, possibly for Mosley or Pryor, or if Barr slips.

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17 (950), 194(13.6) to Philly for 22(780), 86(160), 162(26.6)

This would be the ideal trade down slot for us, in my opinion. The reason the Eagles would want to trade up is that they are rumored to be hot for Odell Beckham, and they likely would want to leapfrog the Jets to snag him. We would be able to grab the same caliber player at 22 as at 17, and add a 3rd rounder and jump up from the mid 6th to the late 5th. We could then use the late 3rd rounder either to move up into the early 2nd or late 1st like with the GB trade, or hold onto it and draft another good player in this deep draft.

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17 (950), to San Diego for 25(720), 89(145), 121(52), 153(30.2)

KC and Cincy are likely not going to trade with us. KC because they are lacking a 2nd rounder already, and Cincy because they are division rivals. So the next team who might trade up with us is SD. I would hypothesize that it is because they like one of the top CB prospects. This would really load us up with picks, but we would be trading down 8 slots to do it.

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17 (950), to Cleveland for 26(700), 71(235), 180(19.4)

or

17 (950), 48(420), 79(195) to Cleveland for 26(700), 35(550), 71(235), 106(82)

I assume this would be Cleveland moving up for a QB in order to outmaneuver other teams trying to trade in front of Arizona. In scenario #1, we pick up extra picks in the early 3rd and early 6th to move down 9 slots in the 1st. Not ideal, but if the front office feels that the value is better for us there, they might do it. Scenario #2 is my dream scenario: We use the trade down 9 slots in the 1st to boost us up 13 slots to the top of the 2nd round, where we could take Jimmie Ward OR have our choice of the remaining WR's. move up 8 slots in the 3rd, and pick up an early 4th rounder. Cleveland only has to give up 1 pick in the 4th, but slides down in both day 2 rounds. I love this because it puts us in the drivers seat in relation to which players are on the board. If we don't love the value, we can always trade back down. It also gives us an extra trade-able pick in the 4th, which if we want we could combine with any other picks to move around, even back into the end of the 1st if we covet someone there. We could easily fill our 2 biggest needs in this scenario with our first 2 picks, snagging Morgan Moses and Jimmie Ward, which would make me ecstatic.

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There are other teams we could trade down with, but I don't feel it is ideal to trade too far down, so I will leave it at that. Hopefully Ozzie takes my advice like he did in 2010, but hopefully the resulting picks turns out much, much better!

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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