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A draft pick trade question....for all the draft experts out there.


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#1 Special K

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:09 AM

Just wondering if swapping draft picks as part of a trade for a player is allowable by the NFL.

For example, could the Bills and 49'ers swap 2nd round picks (pick 41 for pick 62) in exchange for Alex Smith?

I don't want this to turn into an Alex Smith thread, just wondering if something like this is possible.

I can't think of anthing like this done in the past......maybe it just hasn't been done because its not a very good idea. :doh:

Anybody have any thoughts on this?

#2 Mark Vader

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

Trades that involve a team trading down for a draft pick and a player while only giving up one draft pick have happened before, just not that often.

Also the players involved in such trades are generally low-end players. So a trade like this involving Alex Smith seems highly doubtful.

#3 section122

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

Matt Schaub was involved in a deal like this.  Texans and falcons swapped I believe the 8th and 10th pick.  Iirc the texans threw in another pick or two.  I'm on my phone or I'd provide a link...

#4 JPS

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

The Seahawks acquired Charlie Whitehurst by swapping their high 2nd round pick with SD's low 2nd rounder.

#5 Beerball

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:52 AM

Question answered.