Originally Posted by Carbine
I would take Darnold, but it it worth at least speculating about.
Say the Colts have the 5th overall pick and the 49ers have the 1st overall.
They trade Luck to the 49ers for that 1st overall, a 2nd rounder and a future first.
Now they have the 1st overall, 5th overall, two 2nd rounders, a future 1st in their pocket.
You could then turn around and trade that #1 pick for another ransom similar to the RG3 trade and add even more picks to what you already have.
I wouldn't pass on Darnold though.
Why would the rebuilding niners trade 1st overall, a 2nd rounder, and a future first in exchange for Luck @ $25mil/yr when they could just take Darnold on a 4 year rookie deal with that #1 and keep the rest of their picks? The 9ers need those picks, like the Colts they have holes all over the roster.
I think the teams that would be most likely to give up a bushel of picks for Luck are talented teams that would potentially be put over the top by a good QB and dont have too many holes to fill - Denver, Jags, Giants... something like that.