Will Redskins Make Deadline Deal?
The NFL trade deadline is this afternoon at 4pm. Are the Redskins buyers or sellers? Or not dealing at all?
At 2-5, the Redskins have a long hill to climb to the post season and will need help. Should the team reload (buyers) for another playoff run or try and recoup some draft picks (sellers) for the 2014 draft. Let us know at the DCPRO reddit page.
The Redskins passing game would greatly benefit from a second threat to take the pressure off of Pierre Garcon. The Browns says they aren’t actively shopping Josh Gordon, but add it would take at least a second round draft pick. If the Redskins are reluctant to give up their highest pick in 2014, Tennessee is very willing to move Kenny Britt on the cheap.
Washington’s biggest need remains in the secondary at safety and the Bills are willing to move Jairus Byrd. Byrd is easily the top safety on the market and would bring elite pick(s).
What about if the Redskins want to recoup some picks and regroup for next season? They owe St. Louis their first round selection as final payment in the Robert Griffin Jr deal and may be considering moving back into the first round. Washington could decide to trade away a veteran, could corner DeAngelo Hall or even free agent linebacker Brian Orakpo be moved?
Is Griffin healthy enough to move backup QB Kirk Cousins? Many ‘Skins fans have drastically over valued what they believe the asking price should be for the second year signal caller from Michigan State. Cousins value may have been at its highest in the offseason prior to the 2013 draft, which was lacking quarterback quality and quantity. With the Redskins needing to either fill holes (buyers) or replenish top picks in the ’14 draft (sellers) the value for Cousins is at its lowest. Why? Some are calling the upcoming quarterback class the best in 30 years, with names like Teddy Bridgewater, Tahj Boyd, Brett Hundley, Aaron Murray, Johnny Manziel and more, teams looking for a QB will be looking to the draft.
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