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DO NOT TRADE TO MOVE UP!

Okay, I know it is extremely rude to scream, but come on. There is a reason we don't have a #1 pick this year. If we move more picks in a trade, we have less picks (obviously). A team doesn't 'hit' on every pick, so having multiple picks is important to developing a team.

We have been in cap trouble because of high $ FAs & moving to the top of round 1 would be the same thing.

I feel we should stay where we are. We do not need Tate & certainly shouldn't move up as high as it would take to get Bryant (he does not have the self-discipline to take that risk, IMO). There are guys out there who could take over the #1 slot by mid year in the 2nd & 3rd rounds.

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I would rather not trade into the first round either but the fact is that Hurney has been really aggressive the past few years.

As long as we don't trade next year's first round pick IDC what we do.

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lol...lot's of people are going to be flipping out when hurney trades next year's first.

you know he's going to try to do it. it isn't that big of a deal.

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lol...lot's of people are going to be flipping out when hurney trades next year's first.

you know he's going to try to do it. it isn't that big of a deal.

There are 2 reasons I wouldn't want to do it:

1. If Moore ends up flopping I want to have a 1st rounder that we could use to get a QB.

2. Under the new CBA there could be a rookie salary cap. That means that a first round pick is like gold. Imagine getting Sam Bradford or Suh for 3 or 4 years and paying them a quarter of what it would cost to pay them now. No more 70 million dollar contracts for unproven rookies...

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we can always trade the following year's pick, though.

plus, i'm not of the opinion that we will be picking in the first 5 picks anytime in the near future.

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No one beleives we will be picking very high, but fact of the matter is...you never know.

A quality team over the long-term never mortages their future for the present. Look at the Redskins who mortgage their future every year! To be good long-term, a team needs to draft well & not give up picks. What happens when we move up & it's a bust? I really hope Everette Brown pans out, but if not, we are missing the opportunity to draft a very talented player b/c of the 'need' trade up (when they thought Peppers would not be back last year & knowing he wouldn't for sure this year).

The trade worked out with Otah, but that is not always the way things turn out.

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what if the first round pick is a bust? just ends up being a more expensive version.

plus...we didn't just get brown in that trade, we got goodson. still a lot of potential there with a year under his belt.

redskins have never been smart with the way they mortgage the future. they throw money and picks at the shiniest toys they can find only to have it blow up in their face when they realize that all that toy wanted was that big contract and now that they ahve it don't have to do anything. they always went after the most overrated pieces of crap (with the exception of portis) and gave them waaayy too much money.

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what if the first round pick is a bust? just ends up being a more expensive version.

Not really. To move up into the 1st, we will have to give up next years #1, plus a 2nd Rounder (or 3rd + 4th) this year, at best.

We would be losing out on those picks as well, not just getting a more expensive version. No one will trade a 1st Rd pick for nothing, so the cost is the extra draft picks given up.

IMO, we are not a complete enough team to give up any picks. As you know, we need: WR, DT, DE, OL, OLB, SS, CB, QB help at a minimum. We've released players that were moderately productive d/t cap reasons, so we need players to fill those roles. Therefore, I do not feel giving up picks is the best way to go.

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As much as I would love to see Marshall lined up beside Smitty, ain't gonna happen. If anything, Fox/Hurney will have their guy(s) picked out and will probably move up or down in the 2nd depending on how the boards look. This is a deep draft at WR. We will draft two. One will be from USC.

Which is to say, the first pick for the Carolina Panthers this year will be USC WR Damien Williams in the 2nd. Very smart route runner, quick feet, great hands, and very shifty and quick off the line. He will add some speed to the slot.

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Trade up into the top 20? Not worth it.

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