Lots of talk about trading up, lots of talk about trading down. How about both? How about if we trade down from #30 and up from rounds 4, 5, and 7 to completely dominate DAY TWO of the NFL Draft? The following scenario has us with (7) picks in rounds 2-3 and two late picks in the seventh. It all seems plausible to me.
I like this strategy because it provides us starter-quality depth at every weak position we have. As FA eats away at us, we have guys that can step up. Also, Iron sharpens iron. thoughts?
* Note: Please avoid nitpicking over whether the player will be available at this spot or that spot. I based selections on the CBS Big Board and took players near their overall ranking.
Trade #1. 30 for 48, 79 (BAL); Ravens Select OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama with pick. Drafted WR Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, at #17
Trade #2: 79, 129, 170, 242, 243 for 66, 217 (WAS)
|2||48||WR Donte Moncrief||WR||Ole Miss||Athletic Freak, better hands than people assume. All-world potential. Return ability/ST|
|2||56||Marcus Smith||DE/OLB||Louisville||Beast! More ammo at OLB|
|2||61||Phillip Gaines||CB||Rice||Potential to be elite, needs work|
|3||66||Deone Bucannon||SS||Washington State||Plays a little bit like Goldson. good depth, can play both positions, special teams. Bethea gets expensive|
|3||77||Martavis Bryant||WR||Clemson||High Ceiling, Return Ability, Big Red Zone Target, Raw.|
|3||94||Stanley Jean-Baptiste||CB/S||Nebraska||Huge, physical corner. Tons of potential. "Doesn't seem to get it" at times thought|
|3||100||Justin Ellis||NT||Louisiana Tech||size and strength to be a two-gap NT|
|7||217||Blake Annen||TE||Cincinatti||good receiving ability|
|7||245||Jon Urschel||OG||Penn State||depth pick|