The challenge is that the Saints projected draft position really hurts us. Teams know that the Saints will likely be picking late, so there are over 20 teams that could easily outbid us.It's a no-brainer IMO.... He's a 2nd year player that has 4 seasons left on his rookie deal... Was a high 1st round pick... and Was one of the best secondary players in the NFL last year.... It would be extremely unlikely that we find a player of his caliber in the low 2nd or 3rd rounds of the draft.... Heck, maybe not the late 1st...
If they would accept 1 pick and 1 player... I'd be listening, even if they wanted a 1st (we might be able to re-coup a 2nd or 2nd and 4th).... Who knows... that said, players like him (young, talented, productive, under contract) are never up for trade... so you have to at least give it a shot IMO.
Miami already has our 2 in the trade up for McCoy. We do not have a 2nd rounder to offer.You make that move if you're in the Saints FO. See if they'll take a 2, but you have no problems giving up a 1. here's why... we need a slot corner. Maybe we have a competent slot on the roster, but PRob isn't the PRob from Philly. PJ is still PJ... and we really don't know what we have in Chauncey.
We'll be choosing at the end of the first round, so any player that you take will PROBABLY not be as good as Minkah. You also have his 5th year option, and you're not on the hook for his rookie signing bonus.
Make that trade and you've strengthened your defense big time.