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Expect more draft wheeling and dealing

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08:01 AM ET 02.22 | Though a recent poll of GMs finds Robert Griffin III a clear second choice to Andrew Luck, RG3 rates high on many draft boards. Presuming [Luck] goes first, and Griffin creates a market for himself, the St. Louis Rams will be able to auction the second pick for a sizeable ransom. The club ascending into St. Louis' No. 2 slot will assume the incumbent franchise-shaking impact of selecting a quarterback that high, and surrender significant draft capital in the process. But for the first time in a long time, such a move won't be accompanied with a financial swing-for-the-fences. And because of that, there may be more deals within the top five picks beyond just that obvious one. Maybe a few more.

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February 22, 2012  08:08 AM ET

Cost certainty is good business. Getting yourself a franchise QB is too.

February 22, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Makes sense not having to gamble a fortune on an unknown talent.

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February 22, 2012  08:30 AM ET

We can't get a picture of the Hoodie watching from a throne as Danield Snyder and Stephen Ross sword fight?

February 22, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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gee,.....i wonder what the pats will do with their 27th and 31st [1st-rnd/picks] ?!

The guranteed thing is ...they won't do what people say they should do

February 22, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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We can't get a picture of the Hoodie watching from a throne as Danield Snyder and Stephen Ross sword fight?

What KIND of sword fight are you talking about? There are differences.

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February 22, 2012  08:42 AM ET

My Vikes suck enough to need the extra picks. Who's buying?

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February 22, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

We can't get a picture of the Hoodie watching from a throne as Danield Snyder and Stephen Ross sword fight?

What does THAT mean.....?

February 22, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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is there a [mario williams/clay matthews] hybrid-type of D-E/pass-rusher out there at #27/31 !?

Not likely....when we fall short on the $$ thrown at Mario Williams -I'm hoping if Courtney Upshaw starts falling we move up- reminds me a bit of Willie McGinest

February 22, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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lol,....i hope he meant ''sabre'' fight,... [aka = star-wars] !

the image i was going for...but i will leave it open for interpreting

February 22, 2012  08:52 AM ET

this thread deteriorated quickly...

February 22, 2012  09:09 AM ET

The new CBA rookie pay scale works both ways. It is not that expensive to keep that pick either and take the first guy you really want.

February 22, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

this thread deteriorated quickly...

feels like being on the outside of a personal conversation..

February 22, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

We can't get a picture of the Hoodie watching from a throne as Danield Snyder and Stephen Ross sword fight?

Whacking each other with cudgels is more line with their level of evolutionary development.

February 22, 2012  11:31 AM ET

We've got a thread saying a team will either trade up, trade down, or stay where they are, and now it's another draft thread saying there'll be teams moving around on draft day.

Glad I stopped in for this keen draft analysis. I'm learning so much!

February 22, 2012  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

We've got a thread saying a team will either trade up, trade down, or stay where they are, and now it's another draft thread saying there'll be teams moving around on draft day. Glad I stopped in for this keen draft analysis. I'm learning so much!

Where's Mel? Anyone seen Mel?

 
February 22, 2012  12:16 PM ET

RGIII is a better talent-wise than Luck. I'd draft him ahead of Luck. However, Luck will be No. 1.

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