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04-27-2004, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Barnaby
Of course you'd rather keep the 1st, but you cant just wait. You had to draft Rivers to get the deal done, you can't take him 4th overall without knowing your getting a deal done. The Giants themselves said if not for the trade they would have moved down so its not a matter of sitting back for 2 months.

Not to mention a team like Cleveland could have taken Rivers and traded for Manning.

Sometimes you just cant wait hoping the price gets lower.
I was under the impression that the Giants decided to draft Rivers and than try to work out a deal with SD. If a deal was already in place , why didn't the teams just swap the picks prior to SD drafting Manning ? According to Acorsi , once SD drafted Manning the Giants were trying to decide between drafting Rivers and trading down. They were afraid that if someone else got Rivers , they would have the inside track on Manning.

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