It's a foregone conclusion; Justin Fargas days in Silver & Black are coming to an end.
If Crabtree is gone at No. 7, The Raiders will trade for Chad Johnson. We get a very grateful receiver with a ton of talent, who could set the pace for our young receivers and teach them a thing or two, while they develop their skills.
In return, we sacrifice our beloved Justin Fargas. No I am not being facetious, Justin is everything you would want in a professional; the polar opposite of Chad. For you naysayers, Al doesn't care what you do off the field as long as you bleed Silver & Black on the field.
What makes this trade more attractive than simply acquiring Chad is the impact it has on our RB rotation. Fargas goes because his presence retards the growth of our up and coming superstar tandem. In this scenario, McFadden and Bush pick up a lot more carries and we get to see what Rankin can do. And if you know anything about Rankin, he can do a lot!
In the words of one of my best friends, "It makes perfect sense unless you are a perfect idiot!"
If the Raiders get Crabtree, then Chad goes elsewhere, but Fargas still goes—he is simply a luxury we cannot afford to keep while we rebuild.
Just in case you forgot, this is still a business and in business, the best decisions are made with the mind, not the heart. We love you Fargas, our beloved soldier. You are already missed.