Originally Posted by AlexSmithDynasty
Um no, you don't want the party you're dealing with to know that you are dead set on getting rid of your pick. They will know you are desperate to get rid of it and will offer less compensation. You want them to think you would consider getting rid of it for the right price, but you're not desperate. It's a pretty basic concept that applies with selling anything. There's no RG3 in this draft so that's a pretty poor example, and if teams know you just want out of the spot they will start the bidding lower.
You just don't get it. Think of it as online auction on ebay. Everyone knows you are selling, but as long as 2 people covet it the sale price will be higher then if you only have one buyer and the price possibly goes higher then what the seller would have taken for the item if just sold out right.
Let's say the Eagles and Bills both are in love with Geno and the Eagless offer this years 1, 2 and a 3rd next year. The Chiefs tell the Bills about the offer and say they will take a 1,2, and 2nd next year from them. Do they come back and tell the Chiefs no, because we don't think you are going to pick Geno therefore we won't make the trade knowing for damn well the Eagles will make a trade and take Geno???? How much sense does that make? They either offer more then the other teams or they don't get him regardless of how much the Chiefs covet the pick.