There is no reason to expect that this deal won't get done by this weekend, contingent on an agreement by McNabb and the Rams.
This would not only change the structure of the draft, but also of the NFC East. The Eagles would now have, basically, 2-1st rd picks, and a Pro-Bowl caliber FS, along with 6 picks in the 1st-4 rds. Alarming news indeed. They will have turned the page on the Donovan era, and turned the franchise over to Kevin Kolb.
The draft scenario also gets a facelift as the Rams will surely take Suh. The big question now is what do the Lions do? Take Okung, or McCoy? They will now have a better chance to trade their pick with Bradford still on the board. But the question is: Who would trade-up? Most teams have already secured their QB, and may not want to Pay up.It will cost a team a swap of 1st rd picks and a 2nd and another high pick (3rd this yr or 2nd next yr?).
This most likely means the Lions will have an easier decision to make with Suh off the board. Barring an unforeseen trade, they will select Okung. Tampa would still take McCoy presumably. This leaves Shanahan with a decision we all want answered. With Bradford on board at 4: Does he take him? Or does he attempt a trade, likely taking a loss of chart value?
The scary part, aside from the Eagles upgrading themselves immeasurably, is the fear that Shanahan is stuck. It appears as though he was gearing for Okung. He signed a back-up QB, he has not signed a Tackle of any stripe. If he does not want Bradford, he has de-valued the selection. He may not be able to trade out of the pick, and may have forced his hand into selecting a less valuable player. A question must also be asked: Why would the rebuilding Rams make a trade for McNabb? What do they know about Bradford? Or do they just value Suh to the point of placating their fanbase by getting both Suh and a starting QB?
This trade would change a lot of things; the draft and the division. Time to go to plan C. These next 4 weeks are going to be very interesting. Time to secure a Tackle from someone.