With the 2010 Draft near, here's a look at five players who are possibilities to be traded in the near future. The Washington Redskins are in desperate need of additional draft picks, and trading away some of the ill-fitting pieces of the team is the best way to obtain more selections. Mike Shanahan is turning the roster over to remake the team in his image, and this last week before the draft may be the calm before the storm. Trades are on the way, and the question is not "if," but "who and when."
This is the most obvious among all of the various trade scenarios. With the arrival of Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell is almost guaranteed to be traded. What can the Redskins hope to gain from a trade? Mike Shanahan would like to get at least a third rounder for Campbell, but when the deal is done, it will more than likely be for a fourth round pick. Look for either the Bills or Raiders to make this move.
Trade speculation involving Albert Haynesworth has been heating up as of late. It's no secret that Mike Shanahan disapproves of Haynesworth's attitude and commitment to the team. Some analysts believe a trade is very likely, but the Redskins are not desperate to trade him. They will wait as long as it takes until a team gives up fair value for him. As for draft picks, the Redskins would require at least a second round pick for Big Al. If the Rams take Sam Bradford at No. 1, they may be a good candidate to make this trade happen.
With the Redskins' switch to the 3-4 defense this year, Andre Carter may be the odd man out in the new scheme. In San Francisco, he didn't work out as a 3-4 linebacker, and he's too small to play on the line. With 11 sacks in 2009, the Redskins should be able to get good value out of him if they make a deal with a 4-3 team. Look for at least a third rounder, and possibly as much as a second round pick for Carter. Atlanta might be a good trade partner if Carter is traded.
Landry, the Redskins' 2007 draft pick at No. 6 overall, has fallen out of favor in Washington. His countless missed tackles and whiffed pass coverages have coaches wondering if he has a place in the new defense. Rumor has it that he was originally offered to the Eagles in a package deal for McNabb. Is he still on the trading block? Probably, especially since the Redskins have three safeties with the same skill set: Landry, Doughty, and Horton. Landry isn't worth more than a fourth round pick to most teams, but a team like San Francisco might be willing to take a gamble with him.
Carlos Rogers has been a disgruntled employee for some time, and Mike Shanahan doesn't want bad attitudes in his new locker room. Rogers is inconsistent, but he is good enough to generate some trade interest from some teams. The Redskins might be able to get a third or fourth round pick by trading him, possibly to a team like Pittsburgh.