- May 29, 2004
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Trading the pick?
The Dolphins are interested in trading the second pick of the draft,
but a partner could be hard to find. Saban said Miami will adhere
closely to the "value chart" that most teams use on draft day.
According to the chart, a fair trade would have Miami sending the
second pick (2,600 points) to the Vikings for pick No. 7 (1,500)
and No. 18 (900).
The Cowboys (2,100 points) and Chargers (1,860 points) also hold
two first-round picks.
Saban wants it known that he will select a quarterback, despite
a glaring need at running back, if that's the best long-term value.
Saban said his priority with the No. 2 overall pick will be to take
the best player available, if the Dolphins don't trade the pick.
''I really feel that when you're picking that high in the draft,
you make some mistakes if you just take need into consideration,'' Saban said. ``Everybody as a coach would like to satisfy some need in the draft that you have, but when you're picking that high, you better pick the player that has the most value to the organization long-term. If we have to pick there, that's what we have to
There are several members on our MB who ignore the value chart when they suggest one trade or another.
Its there for a reason.It gives teams a basis from which to
start trade talks.
What clues can we gather from these two blurbs.Lets speculate.
1- Saban would like to trade down only if we get equal value
2- If he cant trade down he will consider drafting a QB because
the position represents the best long term value.
3- WR is not one of our most urgent needs.
4- RB position can be addressed at a later pick.
Using these clues who do you think we will draft.?
BTW for those who dont have a draft pick value chart here is the link.
Also a link for the draft order.