Trading No. 1 picks always risky

While there are some exceptions, history shows that trading No. 1 picks for veteran players is a risky proposition.

Updated: April 15, 2003, 3:53 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Compliments of the megatrade last March that netted the Miami Dolphins tailback Ricky Williams, the dredlocked power runner who led the league in rushing in '02, the franchise didn't have a first-round choice in last year's NFL draft and won't have one this year either.

The Tampa Bay Bucs personnel staff could have stared at the walls, or played 18 holes at one of the nearby courses during the 2002 first round, and the same will be true in two weeks. The Bucs, of course, surrendered two ...

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