Originally posted by KegBert:
Unless you're trying to trade up. In that case a 2 carries more value than a 3. No need to over think it, it's pretty simple, a 2nd round pick is better than a 3rd.
Trading up into the top 12 or so (which is the only scenario where you'd trade a 2nd round pick) is rare, it requires a partner and cap space which is no guarantee.
I'm not saying a 3rd rounder is better, but it can be. To say otherwise is just ignoring how the draft works. It's not math or a science. You can make good moves on paper and have it blow up in your face. See NE. There was a time when everyone thought they were geniuses for acquiring future picks every year. In the end they just passed on prospects like Clay Matthews for nothing.
If KC makes the playoffs I'm not going to root for them to lose over a few spots. If they're 7-8 I'm not going to root for them to win over a round. Whatever pick we get make the most out of it. Hell the 3rd round has been really good to us.
[ Edited by tjd808185 on Jun 15, 2013 at 8:55 PM ]