I dont know if anyone has ever talked about this, and if so I apologize to whoever thought of this, but what if (of course this is assuming we could find a suitor for each trade)... We never used our 7th round pick. * means an acquired pick from previous year For example, in (1) 2011, we traded our 2011 7th for a 2012 6th (2) 2012, we traded our 2012 7th for a 2013 6th, and the *2012 6th for 2013 5th (3) 2013, we traded our 2013 7th for a 2014 6th; the *2013 6th for a 2014 5th; and *2013 5th for a 2014 4th (4) 2014, we traded our 2014 7th for a 2015 6th, the *2014 6th for a 2015 5th; the *2014 5th for a 2015 4th; and the *2014 4th for a 2015 3rd (5) 2015, we traded our 2015 7th for a 2016 6th; the *2015 6th for a 2016 5th; the *2015 5th for a 2016 4th; the *2015 4th for a 2016 3rd; and the *2015 3rd for a 2016 2nd (6) 2016, we traded our 2016 7th for a 2017 6th; the *2016 6th for a 2017 5th; the *2016 5th for a 2017 4th; the *2016 4th for a 2017 3rd; the *2016 3rd for a 2017 2nd; and the *2016 2nd for a 2017 1st. Starting in 2017, we essentially have 2 first round picks each year. Of course assuming you can find a trade partner each time. Just theoretical. If you think about it, 95% of the time 7th round picks dont make the team. if you can afford to wait a few years, your 7th round picks could pay off huge dividends. i do understand the concept of win now and most coaches and GMs cant afford to do that.