The Redskins need to get rid of the players that don’t offer real growth for our future development. We want to keep around good character guys around that will contribute in the growth of our young talent. We need to trade our assets that have high value, and then build a strong franchise around the likes of Brian Orakpo, Trent Williams, and Brandon Banks.
First things first (and this should come as a no-brainer), we trade Albert Haynesworth. Seeing as his contract is now manageable, and he is only a couple years removed from being a candidate for Defensive POY, we should be able to fetch at least a 1st and 2nd rounder from the Detroit Lions for him to lineup next to Suh.
Next, we trade McNabb to the Vikings. They are still only one piece away from the Super Bowl, so they will give literally anything for this coveted franchise quarterback. Chalk them up for another 1st and 2nd rounder this year, as well as their 2012 1st round pick.
John Beck was a former 2nd round pick? Off to Arizona he goes for a 2nd rounder this year plus a 5th rounder to sweeten the pot since he had an extra year under the tutelage of Kyle Shanahan.
DeAngelo Hall just had a Pro Bowl year. The Raiders just lost their Pro-Bowl corner. Shipped in a 4 team trade that nets us a 1st round pick, three 2nd round picks this year, as well as the 11th overall selection in the upcoming UFL draft and a Lottery Pick TBD in this year’s NBA draft.
Cooley is a fan favorite. That’s got to be worth at least a couple 1st round picks from New England because he will straight up sell jerseys for any franchise, and I think under the awesomeness of Belicheck, he could potentially pull off the position change into the Defensive End they so desperately desire in the 4-3 nickel packages.
There are a few other trade possibilities, but to simplify this all, let’s just say we signed-and-traded James Thrash, dealt Macho Harris, and swapped out Mike Sellers for a total of seven more picks in the top 3 rounds.
Okay, this next move will sound a little suspect, but I’ve been doing it for years on Madden (i.e. GM Training 101), so trust me- it works. We trade our 5th, 6th, and 7th round picks for a 4th rounder; We trade a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round pick for a 1st rounder; and so on. We do this with all of our picks until we have aqcuired the top 10 picks in this year’s draft.
Then it’s simple. We draft the next set of All-Stars. Da-Quan Bowers? Yep. Prince Amukamara? Obviously. Robert Quinn? Heck, we may draft him twice just to make sure he REALLY pans out.
We pick up a few necessary free agents: Plaxico Burress, Carson Palmer, and re-sign Derrick Dockery for his 3rd stint as a Redskin. We bring LaVar Arrington, Darrell Green, and Sammy Baugh out of retirement. And we hire Sherman Lewis as a special consultant to call the plays for Kyle Shanahan who will spend his time figuring out a new hybrid to the zone and power blocking schemes.
Then baam- we have ourselves a contender. See? I can play GM too... Thank you to the dozens of posts like this for your inspiration.