I'm listening to Felger right now (I know I know...). I don't understand how anyone can possibly think you SHOULDNT trade back. Every year, it's a good strategy 95% of the time, but with an incredibly poor top shelf talent and a strong 30-70 pool of talent, you HAVE to trade back. 1. You don't know when a guy is going to drop. Imagine if we stayed put, then an Aaron Hernandez drops to the fourth round and... you don't have any picks to grab him. You have to either overpay for the guy you want, or you lose out. part of the value of having more picks is having a more frequent opportunity to grab guys who fall and see who is available 2. Sure, you're more likely to get a higher calibre talent in the first round, that's why they're being taken in the first round. But especially in a flat draft like this past one, the difference between first round (non top 5) and second round was really very very small. You can get similar talent with at a 2nd and slightly worse with the 3rd round pick as a late 1st round pick and you get TWO (or more) FOR ONE 3. You draft on your board, not the perceived board of Kiper, not ESPNs board, not NFL.com's board. You don't draft based on who they say you should draft. You don't draft who they say is the best talent left. You don't get desperate and base on need. You draft the guy who you think will be good, at a spot you consider them good value. If there is no one on the board left that you consider worth a 29th overall selection, you don't just pick joe schmoe for the sake of picking a guy. Just this constant whining I see every draft and afterwards about "WE SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED A STUD PLAYER INSTEAD OF TRADING BACK" is just so stupid. Excuse me, which stud players were available at 29 that would be good value at 29? Cordaralle "rocks for brains" Patterson? No thanks. There was some solid guys at 29, but they really weren't any different than guys we could get in the second round and none of them really blow you out of the water, and obviously didn't impress Belichick. And to top it off these guys are oblivious and don't see how it works. Belichick traded up for Hightower and Chandler because he thought they were worth it and it was good value. If Chandler, Solder, McCourty, etc. were at 29 this year he sure as hell isn't trading back out of 29. I know not everyone complains about it, but I don't understand how people don't see that value is almost always better from 30-60 and 60-80 than 20-30.