Originally posted by LottOfDefense:That is his playbook. With this draft being so deep I wouldn't be surprised to see him move back in round 1 and use the later picks to move up in round 2. what I like the most is he always gets the better of the deal. Last year we moved up 13 slots in the 1st round for a 3rd rd pick. I have never seen anyone move up 8 for less than a 2nd. According to the chart that should cost the 60th pick - late 2nd round.
Originally posted by MC9BEAT:
The way things are shaping up that is pretty much it, We have 7 picks in the 1st 4 rounds. Assuming we don't trade any of them I would like to see:
2 CB's, SS, Center, WR deep threat. Leaving 2 more picks
We could get a 2nd WR maybe with return abillty, A DT to rotate in and projected eventually to start
We could also consider an ILB in case Bowman starts the year on the pup list. Wilhoite is a restricted free agent so he could be his eventual replacement while adding depth till Bowman's back. Maybe even a QB with the 4th rounder if they choose to go rookie back up.
But Baalke is going to trade that is his MO. He circles his players and goes after them. If he is assured they will be there later, he trades down. If I remember last year, he did not trade a pick until Lemoneir. He moved up for Reid, down for Carradine, up for MacDonald, and the 1st 3rd was used for Reid. If it is a position of need he moves to get his man.
With 12 picks this year and potentially bigger holes depending on FA, I expect him to be even more aggressive this year. They could draft a starting SS, C, and CB this year. Last year it was just a FS, #2 TE and much needed depth.
We moved back in round 2 , 5-6 slots which was worth 50 points and gained a 3rd rounder worth over 200 points.
Then we moved up in round 2 , 5-6 slots which was worth another 50 points and paid a 6th rounder worth less than 25 points.
He pays way less to move up and charges way more to move back. I hope he kicks some more GM ass this year. 2 years in a row we had the most draft picks in the NFL. Smart long term thinking.