We know that Panthers have traded their 1st round pick to the Eagles. However, did you know that the Saints may have to give up their first round pick to the Giants for Shockey?http://www.draftking.com/nfl/2009/mockdraft.shtml
GIANTS COULD GET A FIRST-ROUNDER FOR SHOCKEY
Posted by Mike Florio on July 22, 2008, 8:31 p.m. EDT
Several astute readers have pointed out that the SaintsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ attempt to trade a second-round pick in 2009 to the Giants for tight end Jeremy Shockey could be hampered by the trade through which the Saints acquired linebacker Jonathan Vilma from the Jets.
Under the trade between the Jets and the Saints, New Orleans will be required to cough up a second-round pick if Vilma participates in 85 percent of the defensive snaps this season, and if the Saints sign Vilma to a contract extension.
So how could the Saints send a potential second-rounder to the Jets and an actual second-rounder to the Giants.
Per Tom Rock of Newsday, the Giants would get the SaintsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ first-round pick if the Jets get the second-rounder. If the Giants get the first-round pick, the SaintsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ fifth-rounder falls out of the Shockey deal.
Pertaining to the Bucs, I think this is both good news and bad news. Bad news because it will make the Giants and Eagles potentially better in the future. Our division rivals are feeding the beast that is the NFC East.