For an offseason that creeps by fatally slowly, a fan of the NFL can do only one thing to keep his or her mind sane: speculate. And because of the now-infamous NFL lockout, speculation has become a necessity rather than a luxury.
So as dreams of the 2011 season continue, we will take a look at the NFL's top 25 players and the trades other teams would have to offer to obtain their elite services.
This top 25 list is loosely based on NFL.com's current in-progress rankings, with a lot of debatable changes based on my personal perceptions.
Debate all you want, but what cannot be debated is that the asking prices for these players would be incredibly high.
But just how high? Let's find out.
Note: 2011-12 free agents were included in ranking considerations; for the purposes of speculation, they will not be considered free agents.
Sources: ESPN.com, Top100.NFL.com, Wikipedia.com