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Raiders Trade For Seymour. Why trade a number one pick ?

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 29:  Head coach Tom Cable of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL preseason game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 29, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
raiderdad4everContributor ISeptember 6, 2009

The recent trade with the New England Patriots for starting defensive lineman Richard Seymour could be seen by some as a risk because it cost the Raiders a first round draft choice in 2011. Why risk a first rounder for a one year player ? The Raiders traded for a former number 1 pick and a 3 time super bowl champion who still can get it done. While at 29 his best years could be behind him , this young Raider team especially the Defensive line will be able to learn from a solid player . His impact should also help the defense as a unit. This trade could be costly if he decides to leave after this season but Mr.Davis will get his deal done if it will help the Raiders. I don't think the Raiders would have drafted a defensive lineman with the 2011 pick. Who are the stud junior defensive lineman in college who will be first rounders? Could any have an impact right away? Could they lead a young team ? Richard Seymour is a veteran player who will bring a new look to the defensive line of this football team. He will be a great mentor to the rookie from Harvard Desmond Bryant. With that said the question still is why risk a first rounder? I feel that the first round pick is a risk in itself. The Raiders have had more success in the second round than the first round in their history since Mr. Davis came to the team. Do you think this trade for Richard Seymour is worth the first round pick?

 

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