General manager Jerry Angelo discussed the trade down today.
"The key to drafting is filing your needs. Unfortunately, the players we targeted at 49 did not fall to us and we weren't in a position that we were able to move up. We just didn't have enough to be an attractive candidate. Rather than put a square peg in a round hole ... we really looked at this part of the draft hard. Forty-nine we had to get a little luck.
"I had Bobby [DePaul] call around to see if we could move down. We were able to facilitate a trade that I feel is good for us. We feel we can still get some good football players.
"We were looking at a receiver, a defensive player as well. We were looking at Robiskie and there were a couple other receivers just not Robiskie. We didn't want to manufacture a player. It didn't fall the way we wanted it to fall. We just didn't get luck at 49. That's not to say we won't have a good draft [Sunday]. It's not like we missed gold. There were no guarantees."