Well I know many of you are interested in trading down in the draft and I've seen a few people bring up SF in the team to talk with about trading up to pick 17. Well apparently we aren't the only one's thinking that way. I'm not sure you'll be able to see this mock because it's part pay site and I'm not sure what is and what isn't available to the masses. Anyway I'll post the link at the bottom.
Here's the trade:
SF trades Picks 31, 74, & 128 to Pittsburgh for Pick 17
That's SFs 1st, Carolina's 3rd, & & SFs 4th for to move up 14 slots in the 1st round.
They than have SF selecting OG Jonathon Cooper
Here are the Steelers picks in the 1st 4 Rounds after the trade:
31 - Matt Elam (S)
48 - Jaime Collins (OLB)
74 - Giovani Bernard (RB)
79 - John Jenkins (NT)
115 - Dion Sims (TE)
128 - Josh Boyce (WR)
Jones was still on the board when we made our pick at 31 and I have to say I'd be a little bummed by not taking him, but it kind of worked out better because we ended up with a decent OLB in the 2nd and wouldn't have found a Safety at that spot. other players besides Jones that were still available were Allen, Hunter and Minter. They were then all picked before our 2nd Rd pick when we took Collins. Other players available at our 2nd Rd pick were Franklin, Banks, Te'o, McDonald, & Woods.
In the 3rd Franklin went just prior to our Carolina pick when we took Bernard. I really have watched or seen a lot of North Carolina football. So I don't know much about Bernard, but Woods was still on the board and I think I would have drafted him over Bernard. Not a lot to say about our pick in the 3rd. It's a very good pick nd let's hope he falls to us there.
In the 4th round he has us taking TE Dion Sims who I don't know a lot about, but we need a TE so whatever. Although TJ McDonald was still available and I might have gone in that direction even after taking Elam earlier in the draft. RB Joe Randle was still available too, but we already drafted a RB. Although I think Randle in the late 4th might have been better value then Bernard in the early 3rd. With the SF pick we took WR Josh Boyce. One has to wonder what would have been the better way to go about it. Would it have been better to go the way they had us go with Bernard and Boyce or the other way where we end up with Woods & Randle?
Anyway what do you think about the trade? Would you go for that offer? or do you need more? What do you think about who he has us drafting at the spots he does? Would you have drafted differently with the players still available at those picks?
Here's the link. It's Rotowire.
Bonus rant - I get some of my fantasy info at the site. The fantasy baseball info is a little old in it's rankings and such and I really don't like that they don't continually adjust the rankings up until the season starts, but they do have decent articles and as a paying member you can get answers from the so called experts if you need help with any questions you my have. It's my 1st year using the site as a paying member and although it's alright I doubt I'll pay to use it again. I just expect info to be up to date if I'm paying for it. The fact I was using info they put out in early February in there player rankings kind of pissed me off.