Originally Posted by danny88
What are our options if we trade down with one of the first rounders.
There was another thread on this, so I'll copy my response:
Here's a couple of possible scenarios for trading one of our 1st rounders. The underlying motivation for doing this would be to get a high 2008 pick, as we already have too many picks & FA's this year, and BB loves having extra day-1 ammo in every draft:
If we trade down #24, I think it would have to meet the following critieria:
- stay in round 1, so they can sign their guy for 5 years
- get a day-1 2008 pick in return
So for example: trade down to the Bears for their #31 + either their 2008 2nd or 3rd. To get their 2nd rounder, Pats would have to sweeten the deal; to get us to accept their 3rd rounder, the Bears would have to sweeten that deal.
If we trade down from #28, I think it would have to meet this criteria:
- get a 2008 1st rounder
- get a 2007 low 2nd or high 3rd
So for example: trade down to the Bucs, who have both a low 2nd (64) and a high 3rd (68). We trade all the way down from 28 to one of those picks this year, and pick up their 2008 1st, which will probably be in the upper half of the first round.
On the other hand, to move up in round 1, it would only make sense to move up from #24 to around 18-21. Getting to 18 would probably cost us a 3rd, getting to 21 a 4th.