Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Exactly. "Trading down" is batted around as desirable every year but it seldom works out that way. For every team wanting to grab extra picks there are far fewer willing to give up extra picks. If the draft is considered "deep", then why would a potential trading partner want to give up their depth picks anymore than you would want to??? Only if there is one key guy they are really hot to get in the upper 1st (usually a QB). In this particular draft, as you have pointed out Soul the Bears are sitting in a pretty good spot at #14 (it was painful to lose in week 17 but I'm glad we did since we were going nowhere anyway). Most of the teams ahead of us are likely to be drafting OT, WR, QB, and 3-4 OLB...all positions we really don't need. There's a good chance that a damn good 1st tier D-prospect is going to fall into our lap. Such as....the draft's top 3tDT. Or maybe a great CB prospect. I would personally be sick to my stomach to pass up a long-term impact player at that spot so we can draft a lesser quality one later in the 1st + a 3rd rounder who probably won't crack the starting lineup for a year or two (if ever). I think if you have for the taking the "very cream of the draft crop" type player at a key position of urgent need, then YOU JUST TAKE HIM.