Originally Posted by RedlegJake
I have a theoretical. Is it possible for a team with two or three first round-first round comp picks to "punt" one pick sort of - I mean reach for a guy who'd normally be a say third or fourth rounder and then get him to sign for a lot less than slot (still a big jump in $ for him)
to free up a bunch of money to use on other picks. Wouldn't really be throwing that pick away if you figured you could then grab a couple college bound reaches that other teams were afraid to try and draft.
Absolutely. Blue jays punted something like picks 6-10 this year.
Astros had a pre-arranged deal for their 1st pick and saved enough $$$ to sign a late first who fell.