I attached Peter King's FMIA article from this morning. Plenty of interesting info today and well worth the long read.
One area I thought worth pointing out was his piece on the 49ers. The 49ers got to the Super Bowl, but used a lot of 2020 draft capital to get there. This year they have their 1st (31st overall) pick, but don't pick again until the 10th pick in Round 5.
King offers a solution for a draft pick needy team by explaining what Seattle did in last years draft:
"The arch-rival Seahawks, with ever-restless GM John Schneider, provided an excellent example in 2019 of how to turn one first-round pick into a bevy of picks, replenishing what would have been a thin crop.
1. Seattle traded its first-round pick, 21st overall, to Green Bay for the 30th, 114th and 118th picks.
2. Seattle traded the 30th pick to the Giants for the 37th, 132nd and 142nd picks.
3. Seattle traded the 37th pick to Carolina for the 47th and 77th picks. At 47, Seattle picked S Marquise Blair.
4. Seattle traded the 77th and 118th picks to New England for the 64th pick. At 64, Seattle selected WR DK Metcalf.
5. Seattle traded the 114th pick to Minnesota for the 120th and 204th picks.
Seattle picked WR Gary Jennings Jr. at 120, S Ugo Amadi at 132, LB Ben Burr-Kiven at 142, and RB Travis Homer at 204.
So Seattle turned pick #21 into six picks:
47, 64, 120, 132, 142 and 204 . . . two second-round picks, two fourth-round picks, one fifth-round pick and one sixth-round pick"
The NFL draft can be a classical argument of quantity vs. quality. Whether or not you agree with what the Seahawks did, they went into the draft with a plan, and then executed their plan.
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