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Old 07.04.2012, 11:03 AM
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I understand about trading up in the draft if a player you like may be taken by another team, but why trade down?
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Old 07.04.2012, 11:19 AM
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To pick up additional picks. Let's look at Rams trading down this year, they got the Redskins' 6th pick this year, the Redskins 2nd round pick this year and first rounders in 2013 and 2014 (the last part I'm not sure of but it is at least one more first rounder) So the possibility of getting more talent is very likely for the Rams.

This article might help. http://www.sportpulse.net/content/what-nfl-draft-2946
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Old 07.04.2012, 12:15 PM
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who decides which order the college players are picked?
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Old 07.04.2012, 12:50 PM
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The order is based on last seasons standings and each team can pick whoever they want from who's available.
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Old 07.04.2012, 12:51 PM
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the cowboys are saying that they may trade down, does that mean there may not be a player available that they want?
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Old 07.04.2012, 01:25 PM
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Not necessarily just that having more players later on is believed to be more valuable than one player where there pick is, or that who they want may still be available where they trade down to.

Using the Redskins trade as an example the Rams would have loved to have drafted Matt Kalil (who most likely will now go third) but the value of three more players is worth more than missing out on him, and with any luck Justin Blackmon who may have been drafted at 2 should be there at 6.
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Old 07.04.2012, 01:26 PM
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Again the article explains most of your questions, but it could mean that, or it could mean they believe they have a lot of problems and want to pick up more picks to try and fill them.
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Old 07.04.2012, 01:49 PM
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okay thanks, i`m slowly getting it know, so any team can pick who they would like to fill a need, or trade up or down accordingly to get the player they want or get more pics..
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Old 07.04.2012, 06:27 PM
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That's right. A team will trade up to get a player they want, like Redskins have done. They identified who they wanted (RG3) and pretty much knew he would be available at #2.

Rams accepted the trade because they believe they have their franchise QB already (Sam Bradford) and they get a lot in return for moving down 4 spots, where there will still be at least one top player they will get. They might even get the same player they would have picked at #2 anyway. This is a great deal for the Rams.
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Old 08.04.2012, 11:22 PM
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I understand about trading up in the draft if a player you like may be taken by another team, but why trade down?
If you look at the example of the Browns/Falcons trade last year.

Cleveland had the 6th pick, Atlanta had the 27th.


The Falcons were desperate to get Julio Jones but knew the Browns were probably taking him at 6 and he definitely wouldn't get past the teens.


They offered Cleveland the 27th pick plus their 2nd and 4th round picks in the 2011 draft and their 1st and 4th round picks in the 2012 draft for the 6th overall pick.

The Browns saw this as an opportunity to to pick up a set of picks to rebuild their team as opposed to having one star player in Jones, so they accepted.


So the deal was beneficial to both sides.
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