Mark Dominik Goes Deep On Day 1 MovesApril 30th, 2012
Rockstar general manager Mark Dominik did an extended chat with Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski on Friday following Day 1 of the draft.
Joe found this nugget telling on the evolution of thieving Doug Martin from the New York Giants.
On flipping fourth-round picks to get back into 1st round after Vikings gave up their 4th to do same: When we got around 22, 23, I started calling all the clubs at the back of the round. And I realized that there must be one team trying to trade up because [I kept hearing,] ‘I got better than that. I got better than that.’ Well, as soon as the Vikings moved [up], I knew that offer wasn’t going to sit around for the clubs behind us anymore. And so that’s when I went in and offered a lot less than what the Vikings did because I felt like those teams don’t have that [offer] anymore. And I found a team in the Denver Broncos that were willing to move out of the first round and flip in the fourth, and I thought that was great value for us to sneak in there and get the guy we really wanted.
Lots of great stuff here, so listen below. Great question by The Commish asking Dominik whether the talk of Ronde Barber playing safety was just smokescreen to help keep Mark Barron available. And catch The Commish live on WQYK-AM 1010 from noon to 3 p.m.