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05-02-2013, 08:51 AM
Joe McGrath
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Originally Posted by FlyingSquirrels View Post
That theory is flawed. With that line of thinking, you'd think there never is or would be a draft day trade. There are plenty.

Now JR never trades back because I quite honestly do not think he knows how to do it. The NFL's Belichek is the opposite. He does it constantly.
Belichek does do it constantly, to the point that he forgets at some point he actually has to use those draft picks at some point. I swear the Patriots had about 5 years in a row with 4 picks or less, 1 year with about 13 and then another year of 4. And trading back in the NFL is a lot different than in the NHL. You don't see as much movement in the NHL draft because everything after round 1 is less than a 25% chance of sniffing the NHL, where as football any guy drafted has a decent chance of being on the roster in the fall. The dynamics are totally different. The NFL actually has a chart of some kind that guides executives on the value of picks.

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