In fact, i wouldn't mind throwing in a couple of our lower picks to gain that extra pick. Bringing in D. Hall while drafting at #3 AND #5 would be worth JA in my opinion.
I still think that the #5 will be Jake Long...so I'm operating from that assumption. I'd still take an Olineman with the #19 if you trade JA, and when I said viable DE I wasn't implying anyone equal to JA, more someone that is serviceable (i.e. Travis LaBoy, Kevin Carter, Mike Rucker, and Bryant Young)...I don't think you'll have a shot at Justin Smith as TexasChiefs mentioned, however these other guys would be serviceable, and with the upgrade at DB, and the extra 2 draft picks the trade would be a good value. Keeping JA would be better, but it sounds like that isn't likely so you have to operate from that reality.
i never suggested picking up Justin Smith. i agree, that won't be possible.
i think JA and Smith are clones, personally.
Smith would be better in a 3-4 than JA would be, but JA is better in a 4-3 (or Cover2) than Smith would be. The difference would be marginal, but existent.
With cornerback Asante Samuel in the fold, the Eagles are now going to attempt to trade cornerback Lito Sheppard, according to Adam Schefter of NFL Network.
Calls are already coming in for Sheppard, a first-round draft pick in 2002 who is still only 26 years old.
In recent weeks, there were rumors that that Sheppard was on he block, and the team strongly denied it. In hindsight, itís likely that the Eagles didnít want to tip their hand regarding their plans to pursue Samuel.
Sheppard is under contract for four more seasons, with base salaries of $2 million in 2008, $3 million in 2009, $3.7 million in 2010, and $4.25 million in 2011.
I think if the Chiefs were going to pull the trigger on this trade, this wouldn't have been leaked. Perhaps CP was asking for the moon.
It really doesnt make sense to try to trade off Allen for servicable DEs when you have a proven player. I would think the Giants proved what a great defensive line can do for your team. I think Allen and Hali are just as good as Strahan and Osi. The Chiefs need to put up the cash and keep Allen in KC. Quite pushing the players away that have developed in pro bowlers.
The queen needs to sign Jared to a fair contract, leaning to make him happy contract. If we lose JA, it will hurt the team in many ways. jmo