I keep seeing where the Dolphins and Chargers are going to ‘call our bluff’ and refuse to trade up because they know/believe 2 QBs will be available for the 2 of them if they just stay put.
Well, what if we ruined their plans by actually drafting Tua? Then all of a sudden there’s only 1 QB for the both of them and they’d be left to scramble. Would the Chargers start bombarding the Giants with calls to trade up? Would the Dolphins? What happens to the team that missed out? They would almost have to deal with us. We could tell the Chargers/Dolphins to draft Okudah and pull off the trade that way. It’s probably the method that brings us our best return as well.
But it’s risky, for sure. We have to be willing to be stuck with Tua. I would be if it helps it pull off the trade-down, and I know there are others who would like to keep him outright. It’s not a new ploy… the Chargers did something similar when they drafted Eli Manning only to flip him to the Giants once they drafted Phil Rivers, and it happens in the NBA all the time.