Originally posted by MC9BEAT:We probably couldn't trade up without selling the house but we probably could have traded back. The 1st 2 picks of the draft were non QB's by teams that needed QB's and the Raiders were sitting with the aprox 5th pick in rd 2 and needed a QB as well. We probably could have traded back and got an extra pick and still drafted our guy. On the small chance he was gone there would be plenty of very talented players we would covet that we could draft instead. We might have picked up a 3rd or 4th rd pick.
We probably could get an extra 4th by trading out of the first round, but I don't recall them usually trading down for a defensive player. Usually they trade up, like when they drafted reid. If it was an offensive player - like a Kaepernick, then they seem more willing to trade back and risk losing out on the player.