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  • Excited for.. Friday?

    I think it is almost a foregone conclusion that we're getting Bradford. I used to worship the draft Saturday, sitting around all day watching through round 4 or so.

    But man, is our pick valuable this year. Imagine last year, holding a high 2nd round pick.. and having 5 minutes to make a decision on a deal.

    Can you IMAGINE how our phone will be ringing if someone slips? What is Weatherspoon, or Brandon Graham, or Golden Tate or somebody is sitting right there, just like the Ray Mauluga or Laurinitis was last year, or Devin Thomas the year before.

    We could have SOOO many offers if a coveted player is there, and a WHOLE DAY to wait for the best one. I, for one, am excited about Friday draft resuming and being at the top of the 2nd round. For the first time being a bad team in the 2nd round might be very, very, very lucrative.

    What do you guys think?

    David

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    Re: Excited for.. Friday?

    I think there is more of a chance in trading down with the second pick than there is the 1st.

    but I'm more in favor of using several of the late round picks to trade back up into the early rounds. I would rather have 3 or 4 quality players than 5 or 6 picks from the 4th round and beyond.

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      Looking at the Trade Value Chart, there are a couple of possibilities:

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      by jerseyramsfan
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      Don't touch that dial!
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