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Lions Attempting To Trade No. 1 Pick

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Report: Lions Attempting To Trade No. 1 Pick
    Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 5, 2009, 11:28 a.m.

    The Detroit Lions have initiated trade scenarios with other NFL teams about trading the top overall selection they currently own, according to Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe.

    However, there hasn’t been anyone inclined toward trading up at this point because of the high expense of signing a player at that slot.

    Citing NFL scouts and personnel executives as sources, Reiss notes that at least one scouting director doesn’t think that Baylor offensive tackle Jason Smith is top-of-the-draft material, or even a “top-10 talent.”

    Smith and University of Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford are among the players the Lions are considering drafting No. 1.
    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    The Lions do not want the #1 pick because there is not a player this year worth #1 money. They can not find a team to trade out of #1. Should they just let the clock expire and wait to draft a few spots down? This way they will get who they want at a lower pick/price. This is an interesting concept and it would probably make the Commish and the players union crap their pants. :lol:
     
  3. Buck Blincoe

    Buck Blincoe BoltTalker

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    Very interesting.
     
  4. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    It's the same problem as last year and in 2005 and in 2004. Teams often try to trade out of that top spot and very rarely do teams want to move into that #1 spot. Lions will probably be stuck with it
     
  5. Nomad

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    I really think that rookie salary caps are going to have to be a part of the new CBA. They are out of control, it's stupid to have the worst teams have picks that strap them for cap money and prevent them from signing players that might help them. Having the number 1 overall pick should be a benefit, but it has turned into a liability.
     
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  6. Boltjolt

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    Cant remember the last time a team traded up to the #1 spot. Closest that came was out trade of Eli for Rivers. Nobody wants that #1 pick anymore. It costs too much.
     
  7. Buck Melanoma

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    That, plus the value chart needs to be addressed. The #1 should not cost an arm & both legs to attain. :no:

    2001 - Atlanta took our #1 & drafted Vick. :icon_banana:
     
  8. Boltjolt

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    Ah yes....and that was 8 years ago. Dont happen often and probably wont with these 30 million + guarantees for the #1 pick nowadays
     
  9. TheLash

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    Beat me to it, but you forgot to mention we usedd the #1 they traded us to draft LT :icon_banana:
     
  10. Buck Melanoma

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    Think we're ready to give Vick a shot now? :icon_huh:

    Wildcat offense? :icon_rofl:
     
  11. Nomad

    Nomad Very Senior Member

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    Would that be Wildcat or MadDog offense? :icon_shrug::icon_huh::icon_tease:
     
  12. Buck Melanoma

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    I don't think that Vick can even write the word "dog" for some time. :lol:
     
  13. BoltzRule

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    It'll only continue to get worse until the NFL fixes this problem. Getting the 1st pick should be an asset for a bad team not a burden.
     
  14. fan4ever

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    It's pretty crazy that a new stadium would cost what, 800 million? Untested rookies 25 to 100 million? If our gov't. just gave it's people 1 million per, instead of propping up the rich (w/billions), economy problem solved. Socialist you say? What's the difference in helping the worker as apposed to the @$$h***$ that ruined the system?
     
  15. SDRaiderH8er

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    That’s why they are saying there will be a lock out come 2011.

    The Rookies salary cap is going to be a huge factor in that lock out.

    That in turn could help some of the players stay in school, and get that education!

    Come out early, and there is no guarantee where you are drafted, stay in school, and you might be a top 5 pick which means more $$$.
     
  16. wrbanwal

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    Seems to me a rookie salary cap would be a good step. The NBA did it with some success.

    :tup:
     

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