OK, we all know everyone blows smoke all the way up until they actually make a pick on draft day. So who knows what kind of validity this statement has, but Bill does like to collect draft picks. From the DFW S-T:
"We haven't stayed here when we've been in this spot or lower in the draft; lower being 18, 19, 20," Jones said Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "If you look at it, we haven't stayed there much. ... I have no way of knowing what's going to happen there in those two or three hours (in the first round of the draft), but I'm going to go on precedent. We've usually seen something that moved us."
I don't have much problem with trading down for a package of picks if a player that we need and has excellent value doesn't fall to us at #18.
A late 1st round pick or an early 2nd round pick could still net a quality linebacker with the LB position being so deep in this draft.