With the way the teams selecting order changes from round to round, where teams like the Jets pick behind us in round 1 and ahead of us in round 2, I believe there will definitely be a chess match being played. Also, the transparency of our needs (thanks buddy) doesn't help.
Let's say we want a qb not named Smith or Barkley. The number 8 pick rolls around and most people's wet dream comes true and we get an offer to trade back. Yes, we get more picks. However, now taking that qb isn't as far fetched and other teams eyeing that player now know exactly where to trade to grab him. Imagine trading out of 8 to 23 and planning to take a qb. Then the jets jump in front of us at 22 and steal him. Now what?
I genuinely believe that we need to take whoever that we are interested at 8. Yes, it will be a reach. But I don't think we have to worry about someone jumping ahead of us to grab them. And if we stay put and wait until our second pick, it's just too much of a gamble with way too many variables to think we could get them. Look at where Ponder went a few years back as an example.
Now, if there really isn't a guy we are zoned in on, then it's a moot point. There is a part of me that thinks they have broken down a top 3 at the need positions and will take whoever is available when they pick and be equally happy doing it, but what do I know.
But again, if they don't, I think trading back can only hurt us.
*side note, does anyone think that teams will let other teams know who is trying to trade with them? For example, would the Packers tell the jets "hey, the bills just tried to trade for our pick. If you want your guy, yo no better jump in there"
Second disclaimer: I'm using the jets as an example and don't claim to have any idea what their plans are
Edited by Derek in Va, 21 April 2013 - 02:46 AM.