Cards say offers for trade down are picking up

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The top three teams in the 2024 NFL draft — the Bears, Commanders and Patriots — are widely expected to take quarterbacks Caleb Williams, Jayden Daniels and Drake Maye with the top three picks. Which makes the Cardinals' pick at No. 4 a major focal point...

Cardinals General Manager Monti Ossenfort said the Cardinals are already getting calls about the possibility of trading out of the fourth overall pick, although he doesn't expect to actually make a trade any time soon.
 

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More content mill fodder. GMs make and receive calls all the time to get a feel for the market and what deals are possible.

Eagles GM Howie Roseman famously called around asking for second-round picks for his bottom-of-the-roster players.
 

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More content mill fodder. GMs make and receive calls all the time to get a feel for the market and what deals are possible.

Eagles GM Howie Roseman famously called around asking for second-round picks for his bottom-of-the-roster players.
Yeah I've heard a few interviews where former GMs talk about this.

It's similar to what we do in military planning, what we call MDMP (military decision making process). Essentially GMs come up with a bunch of scenarios.

For a QB needy team, they have to prepare for a scenario where Drake Maye is available at #4 and they want to trade up to get him. What will that cost? To forecast that to some degree, they pick up the phones and call Monti Ossenfort and ask him what it would cost to move from #11 to #4. It's in both parties best interests to get a reasonable compensation package understood since time will be a factor during the draft.
 

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Yeah I've heard a few interviews where former GMs talk about this.

It's similar to what we do in military planning, what we call MDMP (military decision making process). Essentially GMs come up with a bunch of scenarios.

For a QB needy team, they have to prepare for a scenario where Drake Maye is available at #4 and they want to trade up to get him. What will that cost? To forecast that to some degree, they pick up the phones and call Monti Ossenfort and ask him what it would cost to move from #11 to #4. It's in both parties best interests to get a reasonable compensation package understood since time will be a factor during the draft.
Yup. Even though 15 minutes is a long time, it's not long enough to work the fine details of a deal. I'm sure there are a few rounds of calls that are like "are you interested in trading up/down?" (taking place now), "What generally would you be looking for?" (taking place in a few weeks), "Are you still interested?" (week of draft), "here's what we're thinking" (day of draft), "let's go" on the clock.
 

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Who are these blue chip prospects or generational players in next years draft that are worth stockpiling picks for? This team can't afford back to back years of passing up on ROY caliber player
 

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The amazing thing to me is that people are saying it openly, like Payton. I don’t recall seeing that previously. That eliminates the doubt some GMs harbor that they are bidding against themselves. The offers will be substantial.
 

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