Originally posted by Ninefan56:
Would the following trade be worth it to us and to a prospective team?
Would you trade our first 1st round draft pick, and Balmer, and Harolson for Suh?
Suh would give us a DT to match J. Smith. It would clear the way for Books to take Harolson's place, and would still keep our Dline intact, with Sop backing up Franklin or Suh. With Balmer out it would free up RJF/McDonald to develop as well.
I think it would benefit either the Rams or Detroit to get 1-2 quality players and a high draft pick.
Would both teams benefit and would it be enough, and still not significantly interfere with our team's development?
Let's start with the premise of the Bucs having Suh on the board when they draft. It is not going to happen. The Bucs are currently drafting fourth overall, and Suh will be long gone. The earliest the Buc could select is 3rd, and with the Rams and Lions on the clock with some of the worst starting DT tandems in the NFL, Suh is going to be in St. Louis or Detroit.
However, let's just go with the hypothetical that he is on the board. The Niners' offer wouldn't be enough. Not even close.
First, Balmer isn't even a starter. So, I don't know why the Bucs would have any interest. On the market, he might generate a 5th round draft choice as a situational backup DT. Second, Haralson has not played at a high level in 2009, and would probably only warrant a fifth rounder in a trade as a situation backup DE. He's not starting material in the NFL.
So, our 12th overall, and two fifth rounders (hypothetical) wouldn't even be close to the value the Bucs would want for their selection.
You have to remember that the Bucs have the 30th overall run defense in the NFL, so it wouldn't make sense for them to give up one of the best DT prospects in the last decade for two backups and the 12th overall?
I guess you'd have to ask yourself, "If you were a Bucs fans, would you want that trade?"
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Dec 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM ]