Obviously, the Skins could use more draft picks.
Currently they have only a 1st (13), 3rd (80), 5th (142) and a 6th (173).
The Skins have three starting positions currently up for grabs or unfilled (DE, RT, SOLB) and could use depth at various positions (OL, DE, LB, CB, S).
One way to help is by trading #13 overall and get more picks. The result? More players (maybe less talented, maybe not) that are probably cheaper but in some cases quantity is better that quality and with the draft being a very popular guessing game, this could be a smart move.
Plus, Oher and A. Smith are Boom/Bust guys. Some of the other players aren't considered worthy of going that high......etc. etc. I'm not fully convinced that at #13 in 2009 the Redskins will be finding the next elite player (like we found in a Sean Taylor at #5 in 2004). Not saying that this is the right move but it is very plausible. So here are some scenarios (note I based overall moves based on the value trade chart from Huddle Report) and feel free to share them with your friends/message board pals (and you can blame me for the stupid concepts).
Why Trade: The Bears are considering an upgrade to QB or they need to improve upon their O-line and Andre Smith's versatility fits the need. The Skins aren't sold on Smith's work ethic and don't feel the need at drafting a QB this season.
Who must be there at #13: Andre Smith, Michael Oher, Mark Sanchez, Matt Stafford, Josh Freeman
Give/Get: Redskins give up #13 overall (1150)/ Get #18 overall (900), #84 overall (170) and #115 overall (64)
End Result: The Redskins recoup a 4th rounder and get an extra 3rd rounder to move back 5 spots.
New York Jets
Why Trade: Much like the Bears, the Jets may want an upgrade to QB. They might try to move up to prevent Chicago and possibly Tampa from making the move.
Who must be there at #13: Mark Sanchez, possibly Josh Freeman
Give/Get: Redskins give up #13 overall (1150)/ Get #17 Overall (950), #76 Overall (210)
End Result: Skins get an additional 3rd to move back 4 spots.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Why Trade: Bucs may be looking for a QB, also may have interest in Rey Maualuga or if Maclin or Crabtree fall to #13
Who must be there at #13: Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman, Jeremy Maclin, Michael Crabtree, Rey Maualuga.
Give/Get: Redskins give up #13 overall (1150)/ Get #19 overall (875), #81 overall (185), #116 (62) and #200 overall (12.4)
End Result: Skins get an extra 3rd rounder, recoup a 4th rounder and 7th rounder to move back 6 spots.
Why Trade: Dolphins could use another corner, may have interest in a LB like Maualuga or Cushing
Who must be there at #13: Rey Maualuga or Brian Cushing, Malcolm Jenkins.
Give/Get: Redskins give up #13 overall (1150) and #142 overall (34)/ Get #25 overall (720) and #44 overall (460)
End Result: Skins move back 12 spots and give up a 5th to regain their 2nd round pick. All this for one sub-par year of Jason Taylor.
Why Trade: Remember the Brady Quinn move by the Browns a few years ago? Well, Detroit may pull this either by taking Monroe or J. Smith at #1 and then trying to trade up for Sanchez or Stafford (or even Freeman possibly). Or draft Stafford at #1 and then get your LT by trading down for Michael Oher or Andre Smith.
Who must be there at #13: Either Andre Smith/Michael Oher or Mark Sanchez/Matt Stafford/ Josh Freeman.
Give/Get: Redskins give up #13 overall (1150) , #80 overall (190) and #173 overall (23.2)/ Get #20 overall (850), #65 overall (265), #82 overall (180), #161 overall (28) and #179 overall (20.8) (Skins could try and get #129 of the Lions instead of #161 and #179)
End Result: Skins get the 1st pick of the third round and either an extra fifth rounder or two six rounders for 7 spots back in the first, 2 spots back in the third and their 6th rounder.
New England Patriots
Why Trade: The Patriots are pushing for another Super Bowl run and they are rumored to trade for Julius Peppers. The Panthers want a higher pick than what the Pats have. Enter the Washington Redskins.......
Who Must be the at #13: Nobody really, depends on what the Panthers want.
Give/Get Scenario #1 (Pats trade 1st rounder in deal): Redskins give #13 overall (1150)/ Get #23 overall (760), #58 overall (320), #120 overall (54) and #217 overall (5.6)
Give/Get Scenario #2 (Pats keep their 1st rounder): Redskins give #13 overall (1150)/ Get #34 overall (560), #47 overall (430), #89 overall (145) and #186 overall (18)
End Result: The Redskins get 4 picks by either moving down 10 spots or out of the 1st. Most of these picks recoup the other picks lost. NE still has a bunch of top picks and Julius Peppers and Carolina gets #13 overall and back into the 1st round.