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I was hoping New England would get a little more credit for this from most of the authors involved (I am not a Patriots fan). Much like Bean in Oakland, they adopted this type of reasoning before anyone else ever began contemplation. Beane just had the ego to allow a book to be published chronicling his "genius". I think a lot of teams have fallen backward into this thought process. It is very difficult for teams in the top 3 to trade down even 1 spot anymore. The cost/benefit is extremely skewed and fueling discussion on a rookie pay scale much like the NBA employs. The perfect example of this concept is the Arizona Cardinals 2003 draft. They traded the 6th overall pick for, essentially, 2 other first round picks. With those two later picks they drafted Bryant Johnson WR and Calvin Pace DE. Both are no longer with the team after dismal performances for the first 3 years of their career. They did strike gold with their 2nd round pick in Anquan Boldin. It is perfect evidence of the theories presented.
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