Wrong as usual. You cant seriously think Ashely Lelie would command the right to flop first round picks so easily do you moron? This was one of those deals where x, y, z had to happen plus 1, 2, 3 for the right to flop first round picks. If it was THAT simple it would have been announced and included in the deal at the time of the trade. It wasnt nor will it be. You keep thinkin Denver gets the 7th pick in the NFL draft. Go right on ahead.
What exactly did the Redskins give up in this deal?
Youíve heard a third-round pick, but thatís not entirely accurate. The compensation will have the draft pick trade chart value of a third-round, but it may not be a third-rounder that changes hands. According to Bill Williamson in the Denver Post, and confirmed by Warpathís John Keim, these are the possible scenarios:
1. The two teams exchange first-round picks, in which the Broncos would make a huge jump up the round
2. The teams flip-flop their first-rounders and the Broncos get a fourth-rounder in 2008
3. The teams flip-flop their first-rounders and the Broncos get a third- rounder next year
4. The Broncos get a third-rounder in 2007 and a fourth-rounder in 2008.
To make this as expensive as possible, letís assume that they are looking at the point value of the first pick in the draft, which on the 2006 chart was 265 points. So, somehow or another, the Redskins have to transfer 265 points to the Broncos. Obviously for any of the first three scenarios listed to happen the Broncos would have to the picking later than the Redskins meaning that the Broncos would need to have a better record in 2006.
Letís say that the Broncos win the Super Bowl and have the 32nd pick of the first round. To make up those 265 points in an exchange of first-round picks the Redskins would have to own the 20th pick or better. Presumably scenarios #2 and #3 will come into play if the teams are closer together in their draft positions. The fourth possibility, the one that has the Redskins giving up the two picks for Duckett, would occur if the Redskins finish with a better record than the Broncos.
On the face of it giving up a first-day pick for a player with one year left on his contract is a pretty hefty price, one that says very loudly that the Redskins are looking to win it all in 2006."