McDowell in ATV accident

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Re: McDowell in ATV accident

Postby Hawk Sista » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:55 am

We got 4 additional picks by trading back. On day 1 we got three picks and on day two, we got an additional pick from Jax to move up one spot. #187 - Mike Tyson

So they parlayed 1 pick at 26 into 5 picks by moving back 9 spots. The Hawks got their guy in 1) McDowell as well as 2) Hill, 3) Thompson, 4) Tyson and 5) Carson. I would argue that was smart. Who they took is a John and Pete thing and we will just have to see, but turning one selection into 5 just doesn't seem suspect to me at all.

and Riv...some people are done with Malik; if you are not one - just assume I was not talking to you.
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Re: McDowell in ATV accident

Postby NorthHawk » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:40 am

Now Frank Clark limped off the field during practice.
I hope if the injury bug is going to hit, it hits early then is done.
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Re: McDowell in ATV accident

Postby RiverDog » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:29 pm

mykc14 wrote:I don't really mind our draft strategy, in fact I really like it. We have consistently been picking at the end of round 1. The talent/potential of players drafted 20-40 is pretty similar. We feel like we can get the same type of player early in round 2 as we would have picked late round 1. We gather more picks which we use to target specific players later in the draft. A perfect example of this was Tyler Lockett a few years ago. Last year we moved down to draft Ifedi (a player they probably would have drafted in their original spot) got more picks and then used those picks to move up and get Jarron Reed early in round 2. You may disagree with who they are drafting but the strategy is really solid, IMO.


I understand the logic, but it's not a poker game where success is measured on the value of the chips you collect, it's measured by the quality of contributions the draft choices themselves are making. Over the past few years, I haven't seen players that we've picked up from these trade down moves succeed in any significant degree.

The first 4 or 5 years of this regime was fantastic where we both drafted well (Thomas, Wagner, Sherman, Wilson) made some great trades (Beast), and free agent moves (Bennett, Avril). It just seems to me that we're starting to slip a bit.
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