The 2011 NFL draft is fast approaching. Coaches and general managers will soon have to decide whether they want to roll the dice with that possible franchise player or trade that pick for future picks.
With a lockout looming, some general managers might try to trade for picks in next year's draft so their rookies will have played competitive football more recently.
Expect these teams to look at trading up and down to find matches with one another to deal picks. Because of the lockout, players cannot be traded, so coaches and GMs will have to dust off their old spreadsheets detailing the value of this year's second-round pick compared to next year's first-round pick in order to maneuver deals.