Today’s news is that the Dallas Cowboys have announced that they will pick up former New England Patriot, Trent Brown, in the upcoming trade for the Denver Broncos. He is expected to be a free agent next offseason and is the best player on the team.
It’s also reported that the Broncos are looking to acquire a second cornerback in the draft in exchange for a third receiver.
The biggest news in the NFL today has to be that the New Orleans Saints are looking to trade their free agent quarterback Drew Brees in the upcoming draft. Since he already has a new team, it seems like a simple enough one-for-one swap that would actually work. The Saints may have a chance to trade down in the late first round and still make a high pick, but they’ll likely have to give up a top pick if they do.
The Saints have the highest draft slot of any team in the league so I’m sure they’ll be looking to get a top-notch corner to pair with Brees. But I would hate to see them give up a second pick in the draft for a player of his caliber.
I think it would be a huge mistake for the Saints to trade down in the first round. Not only do they need to pick up an average of a third-round draft pick, but it would also be a huge mistake for them to give up a top pick in free agency and get a player of a higher caliber. The Saints will most likely still get a top-notch player from a low round pick, but the player they get in return will be of a much higher caliber.
I know the Saints are going to have to draft well to have a chance at drafting a player of his caliber, but I don’t think the Saints should be giving up too much by giving up a pick in the first round. The Saints have a chance to get a truly elite player in return for the pick, making it a whole lot easier to grab a player of that caliber.
That said, I do think the Saints ought to take a more conservative approach to the free-agency period. The best way to draft a player of that caliber is to draft him with a pick in the first round. If you take the draft position into consideration, you can make the argument that if the Saints pick a player in the first round, they should draft the player in the second round.
In order to ensure you have the best player available for a player of that caliber, the Saints should be more aggressive in free agency. And they should probably draft players in the first round.
One of the reasons the Saints have been so successful in this free-agency period is because they have drafted players in the first round. And that strategy, of course, works both ways. On the one hand, it makes it easy for a team to draft the player who will be the best player on the team. But on the other hand, it also makes it easy for a team to draft the player who will be a bust.
The Saints have been extremely aggressive in free agency in the past few years, and have done it successfully, but I’m not sure that should be the case in the future. With the Saints being the best team in the league in terms of talent, and the possibility of a new Super Bowl winning team around the corner, it makes sense that they would be more aggressive in free agency. But that could lead to a situation like the one that happened to the Cardinals.