Some questions for you phoenix.
1. do you see Watkins as having a better career than crabtree?
2. what do you put the odds of the 9ers resigning crabtree next year?
3. if you think Watkins is the best receiver in the draft, how much better do you see him than evans, cooks, moncrief or others in this years draft class?
Originally posted by Kezar1965:Here's a wild idea on how to draft Sammy Watkins. The Raiders actually have to spend a lot of money to get up to the cap minimum and draft picks don't count for big money against the cap - so - trade Crabtree to the raiders. Plus a 1st, 2nd and a 3rd. Raiders then give Crabs big money extension. 9ers get Watkins on rookie deal for 4 years and option year. I don't think we are going to pay Crabtree the kind of money he will want (see rookie holdout) so this trade leaves us getting younger and cheaper with a top five talent. Make this deal on draft day to make sure Watkins is available.
I don't know how realistic my idea is but if the raiders went for this I see it as really just giving up a 2nd and 3rd extra for Watkins. I think we would draft Watkins with our 1st if he was there at 30 so give up our 1st and crabtree makes this more like a trade of crabtree for Watkins. plus our 2nd and 3rd. I think we could afford that as we would still have a 2nd and a 3rd.
I'm interested in your take on Watkins, phoenix. I think this kid has star written all over him. I really liked his boasting about the bowl game - then going out and backing up his talk!