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A couple of things. First, if the Giants are tight against the cap as the article suggest, why would they trade back and accumulate more picks? That would just give them more rookie picks to have to sign and pay. If anything they should be looking to move up in the draft. They already pick high, but they should trade up even higher and offload some of those 9 picks.

 

As for the Colts, I’m definitely not interested. We pick 42, what we would have to give up to get one of their picks would be insane. And Ballard loves his draft picks.

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I dont think so

 

Move to the late 1st to get a future star WR?

 

Give up a round 3 in the process, get your needed TE in round 4

 

Maybe.... but probably not

 

I believe we will sit pat, unless a cant miss pick slide towards us

 

I would NOT trade ANY future picks as we need to accumulate draft capitol for a possible QB in next years draft

 

 

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On 3/26/2022 at 11:00 AM, throwing BBZ said:

 

 Ballard could be strongly considering one of Phillys firsts for a LT using next years first.

 

Respectfully

 

What if our shiny new QB blows out a knee and our sub QB cant lead us?..... we win only 3-4 games

 

We are then in line to get a 12-15 year elite QB....... but we traded our 1st pick to get a tackle

 

It HAS happened

 

If we traded next years 2nd or 3rd.... MAYBE

 

But I surely dont want to be in a position next year where we miss on a future QB, because we dont have a first round pick in a year that is said to be banner year for QBs

 

If Ballard thinks that THIS is the year to draft a LT.... there WILL be one that I think can slide into the 20's 

 

Bernhard R. 

 

We would have to give up our 2nd and 3rd to get into the late 1st

 

But......... it appears that CB is sold on Pryor

 

Since that is the case......  (I just watched the Raiders game and Pryor DID have a good game)

 

Lets get a development LT, or a vet , to back up Pryor

 

Who knows how it will go..... I dont.....

 

My hope is that we get a WR, and TE, with 2 of the 3 top picks

 

We will see how it works out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 10? No.

 

Back of round 1? Maybe. But the only player i'd do that for is a QB, and with Ryan in the fold, you dont do that, you sit back. If anything, i'd be trying DOWN not UP.

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12 minutes ago, Colt.45 said:

Top 10? No.

 

Back of round 1? Maybe. But the only player i'd do that for is a QB, and with Ryan in the fold, you dont do that, you sit back. If anything, i'd be trying DOWN not UP.

Agree with this 100%. I would love to trade down and accumulate two or three extra draft picks.

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I doubt the colts use a day 2 pick on a QB. So I wouldn't want to use next year's draft resources on anyone this year unless it's a QB. And since it would probably be in late 1st/early 2nd which means it won't be 'whatchu talking about' Willis and probably better to save the resources for '23 QB class.

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1 hour ago, John Hammonds said:

Into the top 10?  I don't think we can.

Heck, I wouldn't even be willing to trade into the bottom of the 1st round just to get my coveted pick, Jahan Dotson.

 

Dodgson...Dodgson...we got Dodgson here!

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6 hours ago, John Hammonds said:

Into the top 10?  I don't think we can.

Heck, I wouldn't even be willing to trade into the bottom of the 1st round just to get my coveted pick, Jahan Dotson.

You're speaking my language here. I'm obsessed with the idea of Dotson. 

 

I've got to agree. Giving up a third and then some to move up to 25-32 is steep. 5th year option isn't too valuable with WR either. Maybe if he's around in the 34-37 range we can make the jump over Chicago. I'd love Dotson in our O. 

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On 3/26/2022 at 8:53 AM, IndyEric07 said:

Into a top 10 pick?…

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/sources-giants-considering-moving-back-214902794.html

 

Not sure what draft capital we have for 2023, probly would have to give up an arm and leg also, but would Colts be interested in anybody in this years top 10 to make a deal?

It would be surprising, both because it has been counter to the moves we've seen Ballard make and because of the cost. If it was only picks, the cost would devastate both this year and 2023 draft. If the Ryan trade had not happened then I could see a reason why(to get a qb) but now it's hard to see a reason for that type of move.

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14 hours ago, RealityIsLuck said:

You're speaking my language here. I'm obsessed with the idea of Dotson. 

 

I've got to agree. Giving up a third and then some to move up to 25-32 is steep. 5th year option isn't too valuable with WR either. Maybe if he's around in the 34-37 range we can make the jump over Chicago. I'd love Dotson in our O. 

 

Dotson mostly gets drafted by the Cowboys. They love drafting guys from Penn State and Big 10 - from Sean Lee to their center Travis Frederick to Zeke to Micah Parsons. Amari Cooper gone, in comes the need, Olave or Dotson is a Cowboy in all likelihood to me.

 

The guy I would not mind Ballard trading up a handful of spots giving up a 4th rounder is Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa. 2nd and a 4th to move up to No.36 with NY Giants if he is there.

 

I can see a future left tackle there and outside QB, that is the next best position to trade up for, IMO. Polian did give up a 1st rounder for Ugoh though it did not work out, so we know the importance of that LT position. I do have a hard time seeing Penning last till Day 2 though.

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On 3/26/2022 at 5:53 AM, IndyEric07 said:

Into a top 10 pick?…

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/sources-giants-considering-moving-back-214902794.html

 

Not sure what draft capital we have for 2023, probly would have to give up an arm and leg also, but would Colts be interested in anybody in this years top 10 to make a deal?


This is NOT the draft to trade up in.   Especially when you’re starting point is puck 42.    It’s hard enough to do, and expensive as can be when your starting point is pick 21, which is where we were last year. 
 

Someday, a year or two, maybe three years from now, when we’re looking to draft the eventual replacement for Matt Ryan,  we will need every pick we can use to trade up.   But that time is not now.    There’s no QB to trade up for. 

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7 minutes ago, stitches said:

Only for QB and only if they truly love the guy they are trading up for. 

Agreed. And I think we'll sit this draft out in the QB competition. We'll roll with Matt and Sam, and possibly another QB or two in the preseason. 

 

I'm curious as with most on here on if Ballard will trade back, or if he'll keep 42 and get "his guy". Getting Ryan has really helped in us being able to be more patient with the draft now. 

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2 hours ago, chad72 said:

The guy I would not mind Ballard trading up a handful of spots giving up a 4th rounder is Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa. 2nd and a 4th to move up to No.36 with NY Giants if he is there.

 

I say to trade up only if there is a sure-thing LT on the board.  The QBs are not worth it, nor is any other position player, IMO.

 

Penning is supposed to go well into the mid first round.  But, I have seen some mock drafts that show Trevor Penning fall into the early-mid 20s. ( Maybe you have seen him fall further.) I could support giving up pick 42 and 73 to get up to the mid 20s to get a franchise LT that could be plugged in for the next 10 years...like Glenn and AC were.

 

Can still get a corner, safety, WR, or TE, with pick 122.

 

Edit: DAL and NYG are supposedly wanting interior OL more than OT, so maybe a draft day trade of Kelly to help get into position for Penning.

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