Due to the college draft aspect of this I am beginning thread in this forum. As posted in other areas, I think if JD continues his play he could get a third consecutive pro bowl nod. I understand the health concerns but he has played two seasons missing only game two vs Tennessee this year. I am okay with an extension with up front loaded deal but tagging and trading is my preference. My position is we need lots of help other positions and IMO Duke Ejiofor is the real deal. He should be 100 percent 2019 from labrum surgery February 2018 and his hammy should be resolved. I would draft a strong backup but with that person having more of a DE skill set who could also play OLB. Many are going to be willing to settle for less but we can afford to play hard ball because we do not have to trade him. Although this is a deep draft for edge rushers none are guaranteed to be three year pro bowlers at age 25. Oakland is my first target and want to add a surprising comment I hear on radio today. It was that Oakland should look to trade Derek Carr and I went "What?!" Continued that his deal was expensive but very tradeable in a QB starved league. Per OTC while his cap for 2019 is $22.5 million his cap savings for Raiders would be $15 million with dead of $7.5 million. He is under contract through 2022 when he is 31 YOA. He should bring a draft haul. Teams with need at this position include NY Giants, Jags, Bucs and Denver and first three should be top ten with Denver poss top 15. Dolphins, Washington and of course Patriots will be in that discussion again. IMO college QBs in first round or limited to top 5-10 pick Herbert and later if at all first round Grier. There could be feeding frenzy for Herbert and even more so for Derek Carr. Let's go with this for a few minutes: Oakland trades him for any of the following (as of today's ranking by Dan Parr of NFL.com): 1. NYG #5 and # 37 2. Jags #6 and #38 3. Bucs #7 and 39 and this is just for starters. Raiders could use their own current #2 for Herbert and get a very good edge with any of 5,6 or 7 possibly Bosa, my guy Zach Allen or go Ed Oliver here and Allen at their own 13-15 pick from Dallas. Now tie in Clowney for Oaklands # 13-15 or their Bears pick at apprx #25 + Oakland's #34. Oakland goes #2 QB Herbert #5 (NYG) Bosa or Oliver #15 Zach Allen or if no Bosa a WR. For #25 they get three year pro bowler (imo) Clowney to replace Khalil Mack and Gruden needs to get egg off his face on that trade and JD is a start with Bosa and Oliver or Allen he would be on his way. *Even without trading Carr, Oakland should be a strong trade partner for Clowney for reasons stated. I would like #13-15 Dallas pick but would also like later first (Bears) and #34ish.