Yeah, teams (usually bad ones) get antsy at the end of round 1 or beginning of round two and give up way too much to get someone that fell. Usually it's for a quarterback who won't work out. Doesn't necessarily have to be a pick this year for a round higher next year, some times it's just giving up a bunch of picks for one player. Recent examples: Broncos did it for Tebow, Lions for Best. Teams that are struggling need all the picks they can get to build a team. Another example of bad drafting imo is teams trading for older vets when they should be rebuilding. The raiders gave up a 1st for Richard Seymour. It's not like they were one step away, should have kept it and used the 1st on a young player that could help the team rebuild and grow. I guess they probably would have missed anyways. Part of the problem is coaches and gm's on the hot seat who have to win now so they dont care about the future.
And back to the article one time it worked out for us.. traded 43 (everrette brown - car) and ended up being 17 which was mike iupati... example of when it didn't work out, traded 42 to colts (tony ugoh) for what ended up being 29 I believe and we took Kentwan Balmer so it didnt work out for either team. One time we traded up and did it we got the Pats 28th which became Staley and ended up giving up a 1st the next year which became #10 overall. They took Jerod Mayo so it worked out for both teams. Anyways, just glad we have Baalke and not one of those gm's where everyone knows they are making a mistake and you can't do anything about it.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Apr 18, 2013 at 4:54 PM ]