Trading down isn't often step up in draft

Aware of risks, Ravens may consider it for extra picks

NFL draft

Pro Football

April 28, 2006|By KEN MURRAY | KEN MURRAY,SUN REPORTER

Plumbing the depths of the NFL draft can be dangerous work. There is a fine line between foresight and folly when a team trades down or out of the first round in search of hidden gems.

Consider what happened to the San Francisco 49ers two years ago when they twice traded down in the first round to acquire extra picks.

Ravens inside History shows team almost always stays put in first round. PG 10F

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