Re: Schaub was almost a Jet...
I love looking back at stuff like this:
1. The Jets offered John Abraham to Atlanta for Schaub, and they said no.
2. Then Schaub gets traded to Houston for 2 2nd round picks and a flip of pick #1.
3. Then Abraham gets traded to Atlanta anyways for a 1st round pick.
With the #8 pick in the 2007 draft the Falcons chose jamaal anderson (bust)
With the #9 pick the Dolphins chose Ted Ginn. It was reported we were interested in him
With the #10 pick we chose Amobi Okoye (bust)
Atlanta felt that the 1st rounder flip and 2 2nds was better than pick #29. Pick #29 was used to select Nick Mangold
The 2nd rounder in 07 was used to pick Justin Blalock. Now a starter at G for the Falcons
The 2nd rounder in 08 was traded around a bit. But the players who went around that slot (+/- 2 positions) were jermone simpson, trevor law, fred davis, desean jackson, and calais campbell.
With our next picks we chose Molden and Slaton. Other RBs that were around our pick in the 2nd were Forte and Ray Rice.
I understand why they required 2 2nds for Schaub. A 1st was offered
Drinking the kool aid