There’s Danger In Trading Down

April 4th, 2010
It doesnt appear the Bucs will trade down to draft offensive tackle Russell Okung.

It doesn't appear the Bucs will trade down to draft offensive tackle Russell Okung.

A lot of Bucs fans have suggested the Bucs should trade down from their current No. 3 slot, specifically if both coveted defensive tackles manbeast Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy are both gone.

Of course, doing that requires a trading partner. Easier said than done. Another risk in trading down is that if the Bucs were to trade down too low, they may risk missing out on the player they may actually target, as eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune points out.

Q: It’s just me thinking here, but what do you think of the scenario of the Bucs trading their first pick #3 overall and a second-rounder to the Broncos for Brandon Marshall and their first-round pick?

Michael Oxley, Collegedale, Tenn.

A: Marshall is a heck of a talent, but I think the Bucs would hesitate sliding back to No. 11 because guys like Berry and Okung would be off the board and they would lose some impact with that first pick. If Denver would accept just a second-rounder for Marshall, with no swap in Round 1, perhaps the Bucs would consider making the deal. Marshall is a head case like most elite receivers, but he can go up and get the football and the Bucs are in dire need of dangerous targets for Josh Freeman.

— eye-RAH! Kaufman

Given the fact it appears the Rams will indeed draft Sam Bradford at No. 1, Joe would be shocked the Bucs would trade down since either Suh or McCoy will be there for the taking.

8 Responses to “There’s Danger In Trading Down”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    ohhh…no…..paralysis by analysis
    I subscribe to a totally flexible method….if there is a player a team knows it likes …..take him when you get the chance,even if the player is rated 30 picks later but probably gone if you wait.
    For every highly touted bust there is an offsetting late rounder…..

  2. zech Says:

    The bucs could get the D-End out of georgia tech or they can get jerry hughes from TCU!

  3. tampa2 Says:

    Joe, Hope you have your “rubber soled” shoes on Draft Day! Because you may well be “Shocked”! You seem to forget who is in control of the Bucs.

  4. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    If Bradford is gone, I dont think anyone is going to want to trade up anyways.

    Trade up for what , a DT?? ..Jimmy Clausen ?? I doubt it.

    I would do the Denver trade in a heartbeat though. Plenty of good players will still be there ( C.J. Spiller , the DT from UCLA), plus you are gaining a better WR than any you could get anywhere in the draft.

  5. Eric Says:

    Im for the Marshall trade. And would love Spiller too. Talk about helping five!

    I see Mr. Allen traded for Mcnabb.

    Ill bet the skins would give up a lot to get Mr. Suh if he is there at 3, since they got their QB now.

  6. Travis Says:

    Don’t think they will after dishing out 100 mil to fat Albert last year…. Never know with their owner though

  7. Travis Says:

    I would give up our 1st round pick straight up Marshall. He is not only better then any wr in this draft but better then any overall player.

  8. Eric Says:


    Your right, I forgot all about fat albert.

    Wouldnt make any sense going for Suh. Plus they gave up a 2 for McNabb, so not much to offer to trade up.

    Never mind.