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Should teams trade up in the NFL draft? Lessons from past deals

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There's nothing quite like instant gratification. During draft weekend, trading up is an NFL organization's path to immediate happiness. Why would a team wait and hope to land the player it wants when it can get him now? Why wait to use picks next year when it can get those players on its roster in a matter of moments? Every fan has seen the way draft rooms celebrate when they make the call to land the player of their dreams. Nobody ever fist pumps because they landed an extra sixth-round pick on Saturday afternoon.