Re: For what player would you trade both 1st rounders and the #48 pick?
posted at 4/11/2012 10:50 AM EDT
In Response to For what player would you trade both 1st rounders and the #48 pick?
[QUOTE]Trent Richardson Morris Claiborne Matt Kalil Melvin Ingram Quinton Coples These are the players considered to be in the top 10 picks after luck and RG3 I didn't include blackmon because we really don't need a WR specially this early in the draft and he doesn't have the impact level of the ones mentioned above. I know is a long shot that BB makes this move considering the team's needs, but if it were to happen who is the best pick out of the players listed above and why? The two 1st rounders and the #48 will land them in the 5-10 range making the Rams one of the better trade partners and possibly the Browns. With that in mind, Morris Claiborne, Matt Kalil, and Trent Richardson are the safest bet of hitting it big and worth it of such trade. Melvin Ingram to me is not a top 5 pick maybe in the 10-20 range, and Quinton Coples could be one of the biggest bust in this draft unless BB unlocks his amazing potential. Trent Richardson is the home run pick here, I know we have 3 Rb's but imagine how tough this offense would be to defend with Richardson in the backfield. He could be the next AP, plus he will help us protect Brady a bit more and lengthen his productive years. My second pick would be Matt Kalil for obvious reasons. Your thoughts?
Posted by leonardo0110[/QUOTE]
I don't think that you're looking at this properly. Other than Kalil or Richardson, none of the players you list are worth considering giving up the 27th, 31st, and 48th picks. But, I would trade those picks away in a NY minute for QBs Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin, III, Kalil, and possibly Richardson. Here's why:
1.) Andrew Luck: He'd be the perfect replacement for Tom Brady. Luck has similar skill sets...except he's a better athlete. Don't know if he has Tom's heart, though. Few do. But, football seems important to him. Luck would be the key to leading the Pats to continued success over the next decade.
2.) RG III: A great prospect. He has a stronger arm than Luck or Brady, and is a better athlete than either. But, he doesn't fit the Pats' system, the way Luck would. The Pats would likely need to redesign their offense to fit his skills. RG III is such a great prospect that he's worth risking two low #1s, and a mid-range two.
3.) Matt Kalil: This kid appears to be a stud LT. Those are hard to find. With Sebastien Vollmer's bad back, the Pats could plug him in at LT, and play Nate Solder at RT, if C-bass can't go. I'm very concerned about Vollmer's health situation. Kalil's potential as a pro-bowl LT for the next decade is worth two low #1s and a mid-range #2.
4.) RB Trent Richardson: Ordinarily, I'd never recommend making such a huge commitment in draft choices to land a RB. But, Richardson is a special player. Put him in the backfield with Tom Brady, and the Pats could have the most powerful, diverse offense in the game. Even if Richardson only gave the Pats 4-5 great years, it would likely mean another Lombardi or two at Patriots' Place: http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2012/04/trent_richardson_a_sure