Theoretical Draft Scenario

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by billdog3484, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. billdog3484

    billdog3484 Supporter Supporter

    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.
  2. *ChungFu*

    *ChungFu* Practice Squad Player

    It would take a couple of extra phones and scouts in the War Room just to perpetuate that and as soon as you blew a pick or missed badly on one you'd have the doubters blasting you for paying more attention to that than the present Draft. Other than that it seems like pyramid scheme that would actually work.:)
  3. convertedpatsfan

    convertedpatsfan Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I'm not saying it's impossible, and I'm not saying there aren't some stupid GMs out there, but trading into the next year, especially in the later rounds, rarely happens and would be tough to pull off to start the chain.

    For one thing, a lot of comp picks are in this range so GMs have a lot of picks in this range. And by that point, you're close to most of those guys being UDFAs anyways so they aren't as eager to give up next year's draft picks.

    You'd have to find a spot where a GM really really loved a guy to be willing to trade into next year. That happens more at the top of the draft than the bottom.
  4. BelizePats

    BelizePats Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I want some of whatever was in your bong!
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