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Dolphins looking to trading down?

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by cobrajet, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Report-Dolphins-looking-to-trade-down.html

    "........Miami Dolphins may be looking to trade down from their current spot in the first round in an effort to land more draft picks."


    A football has two points and so does this issue. This years draft is very steep in talent so good players will drop down to the later rounds, but if that happens we can kiss a few high profile names goodbye.

    I am always in favor of more picks but I guess it depends on how many picks we would get and how far down we would drop. From an excitement point of view I would be disappointed, but from a rebuilding point of view I think I'd be thrilled. We sure could use as many picks as possible.

    If I were GM, I might consider this..............




     
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  2. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    This is a change of heart for me but I think I'd do it. The meat of the draft (3rd to 6th rounds) could really be star studded this year. I don't think we'd land Bryant this way but probably a few solid 'no namers'.

    As many people on this board have suggested (myself included) we need more players than one draft could provide; if this gets us more players I say do it, or at least seriously consider it.
     
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  3. ascii

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    While I think this would be an excellent draft to trade down and acquire more picks, as a fan I loathe waiting until we are on the clock only to hear we've traded our pick. So today this sounds like a good plan, come April 22nd I'd hate it. :lol: This of course is only good if the right pick isn't available. :up:
     
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  4. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    Dear God, lets not trade our pick to anyone in the AFC East...........
     
  5. Fin-Omenal

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    Move down get Jerry Hughes or Brandon Graham, and you have had a GREAT start to your draft.

    Hopefully Claussen falls to #12 then the phone may be ringing off the hook, not to mention Jerry Jones calling if Bryant is available. That would be too low for a Hughes or Graham likely but the compensation would be very high.
     
  6. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Trading down in a deep draft is usually a good idea. Depending on how far and what we get, I'm almost always in favor of trading down. But I also realize that it almost never happens.
     
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  7. Fin-Omenal

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    Unless that potential franchise QB is there (Claussen) Would Carrol move up 4 spots ahead of SF to grab him?

    I mean if they leave the first round with a LT and a QB wouldnt they be happy? According to the "chart" thats a 3rd rounder we would pick up.

    Just a thought.
     
  8. MikeHoncho

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    Don't really mind it. It's a pretty deep draft either way...
     
  9. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I think the issue is, would they do it in the 15 minutes they have to decide. History says it happens very rarely. Almost all the trade downs that occur are done pre-draft. So while it's obviously possible and a potential franchise QB makes it more so, I see it as a rare happenstance. There's probably just as much chance that Berry falls to us.
     
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  10. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    Every year I am hoping for a tradedown and it hasnt happened yet .The 12th spot could do the trick.

    There still will be some top notch players available to attract potential trade partners .We need LBs and the depth at the position is very good this year .There is not much separating the top guys from players who will be available in the 3rd round IMO.
     
  11. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    For me, if there is a trade down, I'd prefer a player out of the deal, for example trade the #76 to the Redskins for Chris Cooley and swap draft positions in the 2011 draft.

    Or pick up a player that has been obsolesced, the Bengals will draft a Te this year, meaning Chase Coffman has no role and should be available on the cheap.

    As for trading down and out of the #12, I don't care for it, this is a deep draft but why chance missing "your' guy to pick up a later pick?
     
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  12. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    I agree 100% - if this does happen, and I said "IF", it will be worked out pre-draft. Given our coaching staff / FO tight ties with Dallas I would almost expect a deal there.
     
  13. alen1

    alen1 New Member

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    I wouldn't read too much into it. They are looking at all options IMO.
     
  14. Conuficus

    Conuficus Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Well away from here
    Just a question, give me a short list of all the teams that are unwilling to trade down and acquire more picks.


    Anyone got a name, cause I'm stumped to find a team unwilling to do that. Ahhh, found it...Oakland. :shifty:
     
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  15. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    Exactly, just because we're willing to trade down... doesn't mean someone else is willing to trade up.
     
  16. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    I'm all for trading down and adding more in the first 2 or 3 rounds. As it stands now we have more picks in rounds 6/7 as we do in 1/4 which is NOT a good thing imho.
     
  17. Onehondo

    Onehondo Senior Member Club Member

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    I really am supportive of trading down.
    This draft is deep enough to get a quality player later in the first round. It may mean passing up on someone we would be or could be excited to get and sorry to miss, like Dez Bryant, Pierre-Paul, Earl Thomas or Dan Williams. But it would also mean adding additional top tier talent thru extra draft picks in the early rounds. It could also mean adding a starting caliber player and a swap of first round picks.
    Either way we need several players in order to be where we want to be as a team and this would be a way of addressing that.
    It may not happen and probably wouldn't but I think the 12th pick is a prime spot if the right players are still on the board but we will see.
     
  18. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The "Austin" deal maybe?
     
  19. miamiron

    miamiron There's always next year

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    Let's hope if we do trade down and acquire extra picks
    we don't draft another Pat White,Pat Turner,Sean Murphy

    We need our second and third round picks to come in and play
     
  20. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    Not to change the thread but I wonder if there isn't a silent genius behind that Pat White draft. I wonder if they will use him as their red zone QB when he is fully developed.

    Could you imagine what the defense would think when we come up to the line of scrimmage with a seasoned Pat White as QB in the wildcat and two RB's that can catch the ball? Now throw in a tackle eligible for good measure. How could you defend against that?

    There may be some genius behind the Pat White thing yet.....I wonder..............
     
  21. pdwe

    pdwe New Member

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    Cool I hope Miami does trade down.
     
  22. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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  23. Wildcat23

    Wildcat23 Here kitty kitty

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    Trade down, get another 2nd, trade first for Marshal :)

    Im game.
     
  24. GMJohnson

    GMJohnson New Member

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    Ive never seen an idea become so popular when it has ZERO chance of ever happening.
     
  25. Wildcat23

    Wildcat23 Here kitty kitty

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    How so? Dallas has already said(or atleast hinted) they would be willing to trade up.
     
  26. cobrajet

    cobrajet Mr. Ross - sell the team!

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    I just re-watched the Jeff Ireland Pre-Draft Press Conference. I have never seen anyone say so much, but say so little. I think I did break through the code enough to see that he is impressed with the NT's in this draft. Whether that means anything or not - who knows.
     

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