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    Re: Who is still not convinced it was worth it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    The reality is, any time you trade up, you risk creating a "what if" scenario.

    Here's an interesting one.

    In 1997, the Rams traded up for Orlando Pace. He went on to be a 7 time Pro-Bowl selection, 5 time All-Pro, a member of the 2000s All-Decade Team, and the anchor of the GSOT's OLine that won 2 NFC Championships and a Super Bowl.

    But what if the Rams didn't make that trade (in which they moved up from No. 6 to No. 1 in exchange for their 3rd, 4th and 7th round picks)?

    Well, as it turns out, their No. 6 pick was used to draft Walter Jones, who had a comparable career to Pace's (I think both will make the HOF) and the Rams 3rd round selection was (after being traded by the Jets) used to draft Ronde Barber.

    So, was that trade a mistake?

    Not in my book.
    I say no that was a win,win. But what you did Av was look back over the careers of the draft picks. Not claim it was a huge mistake after one year.


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    Re: Who is still not convinced it was worth it ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    I say no that was a win,win. But what you did Av was look back over the careers of the draft picks. Not claim it was a huge mistake after one year.
    Clearly, its a mistake to evaluate any draft choice after a year.

    I was just making the broader point that the most important thing is to get a player who helps your team, as opposed to worrying about all the "what ifs."
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