coleboard56

Trade up to 8

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Based on the reading I've done and mocks I've seen, it's starting to look more and more evident to me that if we stick at 14, we're running a risk of losing out on all the top tier lineman. In a year that I believe is as good a chance for us to make a run as ever before, I think we absolutely SHOULD move up to grab one given the chance. Those 7 top tier guys in my eyes include Bosa, Quinnen, Gary, Allen, Simmons, Oliver and Jonah.

From there I see a slight drop in talent, but having said that, this D line class is DEEP. I do believe that we could stand pat at 14 and still end up with at least a second tier O/D lineman (Sweat, Ferrell, Lawrence, Taylor, Ford, Risner). 

I don't think we'll be able to get a big time DE in FA. Maybe Ford or Ansah, but I just dont feel good about it. I'm praying for Saffold myself tbh, for either RT or G but I digress. With that said, are you willing to chance losing out on one of the big 7 and the FAs? Personally, I'm not.

I really think someone (DEN/MIA/etc.) will trade above NYG into top 5 for Haskins/Lock/Murry, which will leave NYG + another team scrambling for the other 2. Ultimately, I expect at least 2 QB to be taken by 6.

That leaves at minimum 2 of the top guys @ 8.

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Are you willing to trade: ({}=chart pts)

2019 1st  + 2019 3rd + 2020 2nd = {425}

*for*

2019 1(8) + 2019 5(135) = {421} 

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As much as I want Simmons or Oliver....NO

We can't afford to be given up picks.

If anything I'll do something most fans probably won't agree with, and trade back, acquire more picks and draft (RG) Chris Lindstrom or (G/C/RT) Dalton Risner.

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I'm thinking Simmons and Oliver might slip Simmons for an off field incident and Oliver for size concerns so it's no need to move up because we can move back and still have the opportunity to draft either one.

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Your first mistake was thinking that any of these mocks or speculation has any actual standing on what will really happen in the draft

For one, it's early February, teams haven't even begun to make their boards yet, much less are honing in on a prospect

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Nah !! If anything , trade down... This is a very loaded draft.... Why give high picks away,, when we could trade down and get a couple of extra picks in the 2nd and 3rd rounds.. In a very strong draft... Here's the question,, would you rather have a top 5 pick in this draft and lose our 2nd and 3rd round picks ? Or trade down and have a low 1st round pick and an extra 2nd , 3rd ,, round picks in the addition of our own two picks in those rounds.. ?????  

 In my mind,, trading up would make us big time losers in the draft and who ever we traded up with would be big time winners.. I'd much rather trade down.. No contest IMO... 

  I think it is very safe to say we will not trade up in the first but it would not shock me if we did trade down ,, and I hope we do.  WE also could use those extra picks to trade back up in lower rounds to peg all the players that TD and Quinn has pegged as future falcons. 

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I definitely got ahead of myself reading mocks. I'm just ready for the the offseason to shake out and scared somehow we miss out on a big time edge player, offense or defense. 

One player I just started trying to watch and check out is Winovich from Michigan. Classic crazy physical competitive guy, just lacking that elite athleticism. Possible day 2 guy? 

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