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Trade up for Star Lotulelei?


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#1 Catalyst

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:38 AM

The more it looks like we won't sniff a top-5 pick and the more it seems like the Raiders will be the likely landing spot for Star Lotulelei the more I think we need to seriously consider trading up to get him.

I know some have the idea that Hankins is basically option 1-A, but that's frankly bullshit. Hankins has injury and consistency issues and Lotulelei is by far the better prospect and MUCH safer. Imagine having a Haloti Ngata type presence in the middle of our DL with Hardy and Johnson coming off the edges. We could put practically anyone beside Star and still field one of the best DL's in football.

What would it take? Likely at least our 2nd rounder and probably more, but it depends on where we're picking and we won't know for sure for a couple weeks. But it looks like it'd have to be the Raiders who we trade with and I have a sense they'd be willing to move down for the right price.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

fug no. all we need is a big ugly that can take up blockers and stuff the run. you can find them later in the draft and in FA.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:15 AM

Star is my favorite prospect in this draft and I'd die for him, but we cannot invest that much to trade up for him. There's still a lot of talents after Star.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:18 AM

yeah absolutely not. He is my favorite player in the draft also but we can't afford to give up anything and we need as many assets as possible. We'll get a good player that will start and help us out big time no matter where we pick.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

fug no. all we need is a big ugly that can take up blockers and stuff the run. you can find them later in the draft and in FA.

said Irvin, Fua, and McClain

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

If we could give them next year's 2nd and maybe a player (Godfrey perhaps?) I'd be all over it.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:08 AM

No way!

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

No way!


I agree. Keep our picks. We know we are without our 3rd and 7th plus either our 5th or 6th we gave up for Murphy. We may get one compensatory back. But with only 5 picks in a draft that is deep in many positions of need for us, lets hang on to what we have.

Giving away next years 2nd for a team coming off 3 straight losing seasons doesnt sound reasonable. Many of our vets contracts will be expiring after the '13-14 season so we will need those top draft picks to fill holes.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

No no no no no. I'd LOVE star, but we'd need to leapfrog Oakland mos likely, which is looking more and more likely like the second or first pick. Which would require a LOT. Even if that wasn't the case we still need the picks, if anything we need to see if we could tra DOWN for more pics.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:21 AM

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

said Irvin, Fua, and McClain


Lol very true.
All these guys are exactly big ugly found later in the Draft.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Sheldon Richarson has become my no.1 prospect as of right now basing on where we'll be picking.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

I wouldn't care if we never traded up ever again.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

We have no business trading up in this draft.

If anything, we need to trade down.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

Its tempting but unless we get amazing picks from trading Beason and Dlo, and decent comp picks, don't do it.

Even if the new GM feels he is the missing piece, then no future high picks please...