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    Would you trade down

    Would you trade down with both our first round picks, no further then 15 to add two second round picks?

    Giving us once again a bounty of early talent
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    Re: Would you trade down

    Its way too early to answer this question.

    To me, it comes down to whether the Rams have a shot at an "elite" player. Right now, while I have some thoughts on who might qualify for that category, its too soon to say for certain.

    I do think that, unlike prior regimes, the current Front Office will be proactive and creative when it comes to options like this, and I think that can benefit the team greatly.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    I agree it's too early to tell but this regime would definitely consider it.

    The biggest obstacle against this in my opinion is the draft class. There just aren't enough big names coming out that teams are going to be selling the future to leap frog. IMHO.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    I say no. While it's way too early to tell, I still think the Rams will have a good shot at someone special near the top of the draft.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    This class doesn't appear to be as deep as last years. I will take two top tier talents. Pundits (though rarely right) are saying past the first half of the first their is a drop in the level of talent. I'll take two "elite" prospects over four "solid" prospects.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    Yes and hope you can trade one of those lower 1s for proven talent at a position of need.

    As far as I can see at this VERY early stage it looks to me that outside the top 6 talent starts to level off. With 2-3 elite players inthere, then there's always a QB or two amongst the 6

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    Re: Would you trade down

    I voted yes, we can move back and still get players of need in the first round and pick up more talent later in the draft. Might even do it for a third.

    How about Manti Te'o around 15 plus a second.

    How about Barrett Jones or Chance Warmack around 20 -25 plus a second.

    How about Eric Reid around 15 -20 plus a second.

    How about Jake Matthews around 15 plus a second.

    If the skins lose out and we have a top five pick who is there that we would stay to take?

    Here are a few that maybe top five. Not sure taking Star at all and that high would go over well if at all. Jones is a stud but does he fit? Luke Joeckel would make sense, but Rogers looked great last Sunday.

    Star Lotulelei, DT
    Jarvis Jones, OLB
    Barkevious Mingo, OLB
    Luke Joeckel, OT

    Moving back looks like a real option once again IMO.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    I'd like to see us move at least one of those 1st rounders for 2 2nd's and use a 2nd to trade for a #1 proven Wr like Bowe, Jennings, or someone else.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    Quote Originally Posted by Haste View Post
    I'd like to see us move at least one of those 1st rounders for 2 2nd's and use a 2nd to trade for a #1 proven Wr like Bowe, Jennings, or someone else.
    Bowe, Jennings and Wallace are all free agents. No need to trade for any of them.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    Quote Originally Posted by mcpeepants232003 View Post
    Bowe, Jennings and Wallace are all free agents. No need to trade for any of them.

    True, but what are the chances of us getting them when there are likely to be more competitive teams pursuing them with the same money? Unless our 'young talent ready for playoffs+Bradford" speech is going to attract them.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    Quote Originally Posted by Haste View Post
    True, but what are the chances of us getting them when there are likely to be more competitive teams pursuing them with the same money? Unless our 'young talent ready for playoffs+Bradford" speech is going to attract them.
    you don't know that more competitive teams will pursue them or have the same money. Unless you know all of these teams cap space and GM that's impossible to assume.

    Either way it doesn't change the fact you can't trade for someone who is a free agent.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    The Rams now have the 13th and 15th picks in the draft. If the picks stay in that general range, I would not be too quick to make a trade, as I think the value in the first round may be in the 10-20 range.

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    Re: Would you trade down

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    The Rams now have the 13th and 15th picks in the draft. If the picks stay in that general range, I would not be too quick to make a trade, as I think the value in the first round may be in the 10-20 range.
    I agree, if this was the slots I would stay put.

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