- Aug 12, 2012
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Yup. People only look at the result and not the process. Yeah, they whiffed on that particular pick, but that doesn't mean trading down wasn't a good idea value-wise. It almost always is, especially when you gain additional day one and two picks for doing so.Considering the guys drafted 17th and 18th in 2016 both made the Pro Bowl, it stands to reason that the process wasn’t necessarily the problem, just the execution.
Trading back is usually a good decision from a value perspective, but if the person in charge botches the picks they do make, it doesn’t matter.
It's also worth noting that the team used the picks they got from trading down to draft David Njoku and Jabrill Peppers. Njoku had his year derailed by injury and bad coaching, but he was looking like a potential breakout candidate heading into this season. And Peppers is a very good safety who we traded as part of a package for Odell Beckham.