k-train Posted May 25, 2020 Share Posted May 25, 2020 14 hours ago, trubirdfan4life said: This team with high end contracts can't afford to give up that much draft capital. Obviously, all 32 NFL owners and GMs feel the same way. Its just dumb to give up a 1st and 3rd for a guy who you are going to have to sign to a big deal in order to justify giving up the picks. This team doesn't have the money or team depth to pay another big contract or give up picks. You seem to miss the point of the draft. What you choose to do "in a heartbeat", zero GMs agree. I'm fairly sure we only catch wind of a small percentage of the chatter that goes on between teams when it's actually taking place. So, for all any of us know, the Jets have had an offer like that but are still holding out just in case they can get something even better... or a team could be waiting until they get June 1st cap relief to be able to do a new deal w/ Adams so the trade doesn't fall through. On top of that, it's only become sorta feasible for teams to get guys in for physicals in like the past 72 hours or so. That could have an effect on things to some degree as well. I mean honestly, neither you nor I have any idea. I fully get your point of having guys on rookie deals to help ease the cap pressures of the big contracts we have right now, and I largely agree. However, the thing about that is that you're banking on those draft picks actually panning out. What's to say your 1st rounder doesn't just turn into another Beasley, or Takk, or Neal? There are decent odds you could end up with another one of these guys who seem to have the talent, but just can't consistently get results on the field due to lack of effort, health issues, immaturity, or whatever. Just having a lower cap number isn't gonna cut it if the dude busts. Even if that dude is serviceable, is he gonna be one of the best in the NFL at his position like Adams? Unlikely. As for tacking on a 3rd in the hypothetical deal... TD has been abysmal with picking in the 3rd. So the value of that pick... if we assume TD is still here next year making the picks... isn't actually all that high. Seriously, you can skim through my post history here & tell I'm the farthest thing from a TD hater; quite the contrary actually. But the truth is he's almost never hit on those picks. He either takes a dude that is off the team within few years after making minimal impact, or he uses the pick to trade up in the 2nd or back into the late 1st. As for the finances, the money can always be found if the player's worth it. I mean, nobody thought we were gonna be able to get Fowler based on the initial reports of just how dire the cap situation was heading in to free agency. Yet, we just keep adding pieces. So how do we pay another big contract? Well, both Neal & Kazee are free agents after this season. Rico has a nearly $9M cap hit next year, which will be the final year of his deal... so minimal dead money to cut him loose after this year. Take the money you save from cutting Rico, plus any money you'd have to spend to bring back either Neal or Kazee, and put all that toward paying Adams on a deal that is backloaded. Draft someone in the 2nd to play the other safety spot (or be the 3rd safety/backup if Hawkins shows enough promise this year to take on a bigger role in 2021). You then have at least one elite player at each level of the D. Now considering the Falcons hitched their wagon to Neal this year w/ the 5th year option, it's pretty unlikely they'd make a move like this, but if the circumstances were a little bit different, I really don't think it'd be that crazy. Vandy 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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