Originally posted by sspiker:
A lot of posters (well, one mostly but some others as well) are featuring mock drafts with us trading our 3rd and next year's first to get another 1st round pick this year, which is almost always met with disapproval by the majority of posters. I'm trying to get a sense of where people stand.
If we were a team one player away from a championship, I'd consider it. But while we showed a lot of strengths last year, we have some glaring weaknesses as well. And though we're a young team, we're also inconsistent and depth is always a good thing. Finally, if Smith or Carr doesn't pan out this year, we'll likely use our #1 next year to draft a franchise QB. Robbing us of that option to get greedy in the first is short-sighted.
But some people are pushing for it, while there may be some who are generally against it, but would consider it for a special player. Where do you stand?
Yes, YES, for three reasons:
1. This is the strongest draft in a quarter-century. A late #1 or an early #2 is worth more than a #1 in 2011.
2. 2011 will be very weak, if there even is a draft.
3. We are ready to win now -- trading away future picks accelerates development.