Recently, yesterday I think, reports surfaced that the Lions want Watkins. The reality of that situation is, if you want Watkins, and you want to be sure you get him, you have to move all the way up to #2 in the draft. The Texan are extremely unlikely to take a WR #1 overall, but the Rams might at #2 and the Jags might at #3, the Raiders at #5, etc. If you want to be 100% sure you get the player you want, you have to get the Rams on the phone.
If you are Les Snead and you pick up that phone call - and let's assume there are no other trade offers, or at least no worthy ones - what would it take for you to drop all the way back to #10?
The chart really favors us here. The going thought is that there will be no RGIII level trades here, and that is true, but to go all the way back to #10, we might get something close. #10, their second round (#45) and their third round (#76) don't even get us to even. They'd almost HAVE to throw in a 2015 first round pick. Now if they do that, they probably don't need to give us their second and third, but they would still likely need to give us two additional picks this year.
So, you're Les Snead, you pick up the phone call from the Lions, they want the #2 overall spot to take Sammy Watkins. What does their offer have to look like for you to pull the trigger?
For me, it's something like #10, #45, #111 and their 2015 first round pick. And they might do it. Obviously you don't care about your #10 pick if you move to #2. They may also not really care too much about their #111 pick as they have compensatory picks at 133 and 136. Obviously you would care about your 2015 first rounder, but if you feel this is the guy to set you off, you have to figure you're looking at a late first rounder anyhow.
So whatcha think sports fans? What would they have to offer for you to drop all the way back to 10? Do you think the Lions will pony up?