NFL Draft 2011: One Reason Washington Redskins May Not Trade with Denver
Redskins may not have valuable parts to make move
Yes, on the surface it seems like this is a deal that could get done.
Mike Shanahan would have no problem working with his former star quarterback in John Elway, but as Bill Williamson of ESPN.com points out, the Redskins may not have the pieces available.
"According to the NFL Draft trade value chart, the No. 2 pick is worth 2,600 points and the Redskins’ first two picks – No. 10 and No. 41 – would leave the Redskins about 800 points too shy," he writes.
"The Redskins don’t have a third or fourth-round pick. So, the Redskins would likely have to add their first-round pick in 2012 to the mix and hope Denver would be happy with it. The Broncos want help now and I think they could get a better package from Arizona (which picks No. 5) or Tennessee (No. 8) if those teams want to move up."
If they go by that, I agree. Deal nixed.
The blog post points out that Denver doesn't want to go below No. 8, because it wants a dominant defensive player. Well, if that's the case, then it should stay put at No. 2 and take Marcell Dareus if he's there. If they don't he's going to be there, that may tip you off about what Carolina is aiming for.
Of course, most mocks have the Panthers taking a shot at Cam Newton (don't do it Carolina. Too, too risky. Take Dareus and move on).
I disagree with the assertion, though, that there won't be talented defensive players available with the 10th pick. Denver could still potentially choose from J.J. Watt, Cameron Jordan or Aldon Smith by that point.
I do wonder if coach John Fox is trying to find this year's Julius Peppers in that bunch. I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone with that kind of freakish ability, but Jordan seems the closest.
If I'm Washington, I pull a New England and start trying to stockpile picks, whether it's this year or for 2012.
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