Sorry if this has been in Another thread. I was just looking over what has happened in the last draft and i am still just amazed that some people don't agree with this strategy. We would have picked McCourty at 22... instead we traded down to 2 spots to 24 and received a 4th (Aaron Hernandez). We would have selected him at 24... instead we traded down to 27 picking up a 3rd (Taylor price). So basically we received a 3rd and a 4th rounder for a guy we were going to pick anyway. You can say what you like about the actual selections themselves (everyone has their own personal preferences) but you can't knock the fact that time and time again we trade down... acquiring more value while still selecting our guy.