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Trade Down???

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I really think IF you play your cards right you can come away with a King's ransom in a trade. There are plenty of factors working in your favor.

Several QB hungry teams will be in the top 10 and the list for franchise QBs in this draft ends at Luck. Locker and Mallett have both looked inconsistent and downright horrible at times. You want to come out of the draft with a true franchise QB? Better put together a trade package and get on the phone.

Then with a new CBA the difference in contract between a #1 and #10 shouldn't be that big of a deal. Yeah, it still may be a decent chunk of change for a player that's never taken a snap in the NFL but it won't be this massive dealbreaker like in years past.

You should have numerous teams interested in moving up, then sell the idea of drafting Luck yourself to create maximum leverage and let the bidding war begin.

A high first rounder (top 10)

A future 1st rounder

A 2nd or 3rd rounder

A future 3rd-5th

Getting something like that is NOT out of the question, I just wish our GM was known for pulling off lopsided trades rather than being on the other end of them. That's a whole other story but I'll keep my fingers crossed (assuming we DO end up with the top pick, otherwise all this is pointless :lol:).

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I wonder how Godfrey would do if he put on about 20lbs at weakside linebacker...could be as good as Thomas Davis.

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I wonder how Godfrey would do if he put on about 20lbs at weakside linebacker...could be as good as Thomas Davis.

Not happening, Godfrey takes terrible angles when tackling runningbacks

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As much as I want to see Luck in a Panthers uniform, tradign down could be a good move if we could get the right price.

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If we have the #1 pick, and do not take Luck, I will loose it! It is not very often that a franchise QB lands in your lap. We have never had it happen before, and who knows when we will have it again. We can still find a way to get more picks. We could add another 2nd or 3rd for one of our RBs. Even if Clausen ends up being great, you can never have too many great QBs. We could trade one away for another 1st rounder in a few years. We are several years away from being a great team, and why not take a few years to let 2 young QBs battle it out. At least that should be fun to watch.

Add depth and a starter or 2 in free agency, get the franchise QB in the draft. Worry about the rest the next year!

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If we have the #1 pick, and do not take Luck, I will loose it! It is not very often that a franchise QB lands in your lap. We have never had it happen before, and who knows when we will have it again. We can still find a way to get more picks. We could add another 2nd or 3rd for one of our RBs. Even if Clausen ends up being great, you can never have too many great QBs. We could trade one away for another 1st rounder in a few years. We are several years away from being a great team, and why not take a few years to let 2 young QBs battle it out. At least that should be fun to watch.

Add depth and a starter or 2 in free agency, get the franchise QB in the draft. Worry about the rest the next year!

you do bring up a good point in that we could use all of our cap room to fill holes which would allow us to take Luck.

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The last trade (of sorts) I can remember for the 1st pick was the Manning trade which got San Diego Philip Rivers (4th pick), a 2004 3rd rounder, a 2005 first (12th overall) and a 2005 5th.

Before that in 2001 San Diego got the fifth overall pick, a 2001 third-round pick, a second-round pick in 2002 and wide receiver Tim Dwight for Michael Vick.

Keep in mind both cases involved situations where it looked like the QB (Manning and Vick) would not sign with the Chargers or would at least have a lengthy hold out.

Trading the first overall is fairly rare and recently only done as a last minute bail out on a player that may be difficult to sign.

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