Originally Posted by Benihana
No, it's not when you are talking about using a first round pick to protect yourself in a contract negotiation. First round picks are viewed as gold to NFL teams, and you can't simply squander that asset to save a few dollars. Otherwise, why not just "pass" when its your turn to pick.
Eh? You have a degree of uncertainty that Rudi could walk and you have no one in house to take his place, so using a first round pick to replace an above average back is "squandering" a pick? Glad you're not in charge.