Originally Posted by infantrycak
I don't think a trade is likely still but one reason the #1 was rarely traded was the obscene contracts which have now been eliminated.
I think a trade is entirely possible.
Say you trade back to 4 or even 6 , you are going to have one or more of the following to choose from -
With all the need for QB's at the top even at 4/6 its quite possible you get the best prospect at his position .... and compensation for moving down. (I use QB#1-3 rather than actually rank them to avoid argument on that subject).
Scenario 1 - Trade w/ Cleveland
Cle - QB#1
Stl - Greg Robinson
Jaq's - QB#2
You are sitting @ #4 with Clowney , Mack , Barr , Watkins & one of the top 3 QB's.
Scenario 2 - Trade w/ Atlanta
Atl - Clowney
Stl - Robinson
Jaq's - QB1
Cleveland - QB#2
Oakland - QB#3
You are in good shape here too , tho you don't get a shot at a first round QB , there is loads of talent available , with the best player @ OLB , WR , CB & ILB still on the board along with multiple top tier OT prospects.
Earlier in the process , I would have wanted a kings ransom for the #1 overall , something like 4 , 26 , 68 + a future pick.
Now , after realizing what would be available to me , I'd still like that huge haul , but would settle for a bit less , maybe 4 & 26 or 4 , 35 & a future pick from Cleveland or something like 6 , 37 , 101 and a future pick from Atlanta.
None of those deals come close to what the Redskins gave to move up to #2 which was two #1's , a #2 and a future #1. to move 4(?) spots.