View Full Version : Realistic trade partners

03-27-2007, 03:56 PM
Most teams are not going to want to part with their draft picks. So trading down is not very common. But there are a few realistic scenarios. Every team has a basic chart that places values on every pick in the draft. Here's an example of one...


If you study the chart a little bit, you'll notice that it doesn't make sense for late 1st rounders to trade with early 1st rounders. For example, Indianapolis would have to give us every single one of their picks for our 1st round pick, and it still wouldn't be considered a fair trade. So, with this chart in mind, here are some teams we could realistically trade picks with...

Realistic trade partners:
St. Louis (13th pick) - Needs: NT (addressed DE and WR via free agency)
Carolina (14th pick) - Needs: ILB, S, OL
Jacksonville (17th pick) - Needs: QB, WR, S
Cincinnati (18th pick) - Needs: CB, DL, LB

If St. Louis really wants Alan Branch or Amobi Okoye, they might be interested in a trade. We would get their 1st and 3rd for our 1st.

If Carolina really wants LaRon Landry, they might be interested. We would get their 1st, 3rd, and 5th for our 1st. (But now that I look at it, Carolina will probably stay put and draft Patrick Willis. Unless they think Landry and Willis will both be gone by #14, trading with Carolina is a longshot.)

If Jacksonville really wants LaRon Landry, they might be interested. We would get their 1st and 2nd for our 1st. If Brady Quinn is still on the board, Jacksonville will be real interested.

Cincinnati needs a lot of defensive help. And there is a lot of defensive talent available at #9. And none of them will be there at #18. If Cincy really wants Amobi Okoye, Alan Branch, Leon Hall, or Patrick Willis, then they might be interested. We would get their 1st, 2nd, and 5th for our 1st.

If Adrian Peterson is still on the board, GB might be interested in jumping ahead of Buffalo, but a fair trade might be difficult to work out.

We should also pay attention to where David Carr lands. If he meets a team's need for a QB, they might be more willing to give up a pick or two to land a big-time player at #9.

Anybody see any other scenarios?

03-27-2007, 04:04 PM
I just want to point out that it is highly unlikely that Landry will fall past the Falcons, so I don't think these teams that need safety will be calling us up trying to get him.