Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Comments   Share   The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 1990 first-round pick Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling When the 2015 NFL Draft begins Thursday night in Chicago, the Arizona Cardinals will hold the 24th overall pick in the first round.How long they keep it is an entirely different matter.We saw as recently as last season that Keim is willing to move down in the draft if it means accumulating additional picks. And just as the GM noted, the opportunity to do just that is something he will pretty much always look into.Would it really be a surprise if the Cardinals traded down from 24? It shouldn’t be. Since 1970, the Cardinals have traded down in the first round four times, moved up twice, traded for a player three times and used a supplemental draft pick once.Here’s a look at the deals the team has made since moving to Arizona. “I think it’s always important, but at the end of the day you can’t control what other teams are doing, so you have to be prepared. And, it’s a fluid process. As long as you have 130 good players who you feel comfortable with, stay true to your board and don’t panic. That’s, to me, one of things on draft day — I’m not ruling out that we wouldn’t trade up, but as you’ve seen in the past, any time you can acquire more picks, I think it gives you a better chance of hitting on players. Last year, to be able to trade back and get Deone (Bucannon) and to be able to acquire John Brown made us a better football team.” — Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim on how much he needs to understand the needs and wants of other teams around them in the draft orderlast_img

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