BB the tradesman was at it again but lets take a look at the trades and see which ones we agree on and which ones we dont. #28(Ingram) for #56(Vereen) and New Orleans 2012 First--few could argue the value BB got here unless Ingram goes on to emulate Emmitt Smith. Vereen seems a decent enough RB but NO is looking good going into the season in a tough division. This pick will likely be #24 or below. Trade value chart #28(660)<#56(340)+2012 #24/2(future round half value--740/2=370). Results: :rocker: #60(B.Harris) for #73(effectively Mallett) and #138(Cannon). This trade looks to be for the future as neither is expected to contribute right away. I say effectively because I dont think Mallett is taken here unless they have 2 picks together in the 3rd. The question remains is there a player on the board at #60 that COULD have contributed to this team in 2011? I will specifically look at LBs Houston and Wilson's careers going forward. But I also look at #59(Little) and wonder what could have been. Trade value chart #60(300)<#73(225)+#138(37)=262. Results #92(Barksdale)+#125(Jones) for Raiders 2012 #2. I think BB had reservations at the steak house and had get out of there early. Clearly a bad trade, BB has "fallen in love" with the 2nd round picks if not the players in it and now we are paying a premium. How he could come to the microphone and say that a future 2nd will be better than any 2 players left on the board? Bad PR move. Clearly no one wanted to swap a 3rd for a future 2nd again given BBs enamoration. We had to sweeten the deal? And make it 20 picks before we were on the clock?? The Raiders should be better next year so suggesting #18 is about right. Players to watch that could have contributed this year: Boling, Ballard, Gates, and we could have picked up Cannon here. #92(132)+#125(47)<#50/2(200) I will make it a little simpler. Would you trade LB Houston/Wilson and G Boling/WR Gates for QB Mallett and next years #2 from Oakland? That is a good question. I know I'd like anther OLB and G on this team.