Originally posted by tjd808185:
Originally posted by 5280High:
Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by MaliCali:
Originally posted by PTulini:
I don't know what's going to happen at this point? Can someone please answer me this question...
Why do so many people think Michael Crabtree will have the oppertunity to re-enter the 2010 NFL Draft? If anything, he doesn't sign, and the 49ers will trade him in an effort to get some value for him. Also, Does Crabtree have the option to reject the trade? He shouldn't get to choose where he goes. I just don't get it!
if he is traded, he isn't required to sign with that team, there is no contract being traded, and only his rights...
so if his rights are traded to a team, he still has the option to re-enter the draft, because he is not contractually obligated to that team, so now that team is out of whatever they traded to the 49er's to get his rights..
no team will trade for him unless they know they already have contract agreements with him...
Surely no team can make contact with him, let alone have a contract agreement?-
It would be a Sign & Trade, basically the other team agrees in principle to a contract with Crabs, we sign him to that contract and trade him to the team for what they are offering.
No team would trade simply for the "rights" to him unless there was tampering involved. They would require a contract to be in place, and Im sure there is some enforceable agreement to ensure the trade actually takes place once the contract is signed.
Crabtree will not be able to sign any contract until the draft is over. Basically what will happen is we will grant Crabtree permission to seek a trade, and his agent/ team will agree to the principals of the contract. From there it comes down to us and "x" team agreeing to what the compensation will be.
My 2 cents is won't get market value for him because we have no leverage in this situation. No team is going to fear us putting him back in the draft because they know they will be able to get him there anyways. No team will trade for Crabtree unless they're positive a deal can get done.
It's another TO Philly-Baltimore situation. We're going to be stuck negotiating with the team Crabtree wants, and that's it.
eh, I disgree. There is the precedent of the Kelley Stouffer situation in which he was worth a first and two other picks.
Let's not let our emotions get us carried away. If Crabtree hasn't signed by March 1, there will be half the teams in the league that will be lining up to shop the price. The kid is as close to a bona fide pro star as you get coming out of college. So even though we all know there are no guarantees, there will be teams that will give up at least a first round pick for him. For example, New England will likely be picking in the mid-to-low 20s, as such they would never have a chance to grab a guy like MC. As a result, they would gladly give up their low number one for a guy who would have certainly been a top five pick before a relatively minor injury sent him to #10.
I hope he signs here, but if he doesn't, I expect the 49ers to get at least two picks, including a first round pick, and the value will meet or exceed the point value for #10. The market will be there for Michael Crabtree and the 49ers will cash in.
[ Edited by dj43 on Sep 16, 2009 at 12:19 PM ]