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So we have pretty much decided that Osi Umenyiora is worthy of a trade and that the Chicago Bears could really use his services. It's now time to look into what we would have to give up.
I'm in the camp of trading anything but a first-round pick, which seems like a realistic amount to pay. I would however give up a second-round pick for Osi and never look back.
It may take a little more to get him (perhaps a second and a six) but I still think the Bears should pull the trigger on such a deal for a few reasons.
Jerry Angelo doesn't draft very well in the first two rounds. As Bears fans we have learned that Jerry Angelo is a great late-round talent evaluator and seems to always finds steals near the end of the draft.
Angelo is also extremely inconsistent with first and second round draft selections and should not be trusted with them.
Angelo has hit on picks like Devin Hester, Matt Forte, Tommie Harris in the first two rounds, but also missed on the likes of Dan Bazuin, Michael Haynes, Chris Williams (who we can call a bust), Mark Bradley and Roe Williams.
This explains that Jerry's first and second-round picks are inconsistent and we almost never seem to know what we are going to get with them.
We know what we will be getting with Osi Umeyoira so why not trade a second-round pick for him and pretend we drafted him.
He has some risks, there is no doubt about that (Osi missed the entire 2008 season with a major injury) but far less risk than there is in a normal Jerry Angelo second-round pick. We've seen what Osi can do on the field, and he is well worth a second rounder.