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New reality regarding draft-day trades

Thanks to new CBA, teams no longer hesitant to wheel and deal for top picks

Originally Published: April 9, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Toward the end of last week, Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said he would be willing to trade the third pick in the first round, a crazy thought in the old collective bargaining agreement.

Not now.

The low financial price of paying a draft choice under the new CBA gives a team such as Minnesota the chance to get player value for a high pick. The Redskins had no trouble dealing three first-round choices and a second-rounder to move from No. 6 in ...

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