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Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; for their number 2 pick? Then we thought because rams received that pick via trade that they couldnt trade that pick. Now I find out rams are shopping that pick....

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Old 04-15-2014, 10:25 PM   #1
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Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

for their number 2 pick? Then we thought because rams received that pick via trade that they couldnt trade that pick. Now I find out rams are shopping that pick.
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Old 04-16-2014, 01:46 AM   #2
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

Not exactly trade but it was speculation of what if he could be traded to the rams.
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

HE AINT SIGNED YET
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Old 04-16-2014, 02:40 AM   #4
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

He still wont be traded. Who in there right mindvwould trade the number 2&12 pick for Graham? .
The Rams could take two of the best young talents for l half they would pay Graham a year.
No way the put a offer sheet in when the will be full of big offers if the Texans take anyone but Clowney first
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

Highly unlikely
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

No?
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

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for their number 2 pick? Then we thought because rams received that pick via trade that they couldnt trade that pick. Now I find out rams are shopping that pick.
I think you're confusing two issues.

If we didn't match a franchise tag offer sheet, we couldn't get their 2nd pick, only their own picks, not acquired picks. We would get the #12 this year, and their 1st round pick next year whatever that may be.

Now a straight trade wouldn't work because we'd have to play sign and trade, and there's no way we eat what will be an enormous amount of signing bonus.

The trade, all things considered, is virtually impossible.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:17 AM   #8
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

In regards to receiving two picks in compensation I think teams should get both picks if a team has them. If a teams doesn't they should get the option of using the second pick like a compensatory pick at the end of the first round or choose to wait till the year after and take the teams pick.

I also think compensatory picks need looked at as I do not like the way some teams refuse to pay players to pick up additional picks because they either got themselves in a cap bind or just refuse to pay market value. Everyteam has the same cap and if you cannot manage it you should not get help. Teams should be limited to one comp pick, this should be there best pick.

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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

You have multiple separate items confused into one.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:52 AM   #10
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Re: Remember when we thought Graham could be traded to the rams?

I know the difference.
Maybe have not explained it properly though. Ill retype it later. My point is that I get we would received 2 of the Rams number one picks (2014/15) pick if the made Graham a offer we didn't match. What im saying is that the team receiving the picks should be able to choose to use the second oick (2015) at the end of the 2014 draft as they are the team loosing talent.

The second part is just my thoughts on compensatory picks in the draft. I do not like the way some teams play it to get multiple additional picks in rounds 3/4/5.

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