With all the talk and discussions going on, I had one that works for us and the Carolina Panthers. The team is now coached by Ron Rivera, an old Defensive Coordinator from San Diego who is pretty familiar with Glenn Dorsey. The Panthers really need a big time run stuffing DT for the defense, which is a 4-3, and most agree that Dorsey would flourish in the 4-3. Personally, when I see folks talking trade with Dorsey's name involved, it seems to me the trade value is really low for him.
As a former top 5 pick and starter since drafted, Glenn has plenty of value. A recent poster, MN I believe, showed him to be the #2 overall against the run while playing out of his comfort zone as an inside DT. With a really high first round pick in this upcoming draft and maybe not interested in bringing a young guy who takes a couple of years to become a top pro, Ron maybe would be involved with a trade for Glenn. Yes, a couple of maybes in this scenario, but Dorsey is worth a first round draft pick and most of his contract dollars have already been paid by the Chief's. Sure we might have to sweeten the deal some, but I expect Dorsey to leave next year in FA anyway, so trade him while we can.
There are 2 players worth trading up for not named RG3, as in the top prospects at OT and CB. I think Carr is done here, chasing those big dollars in FA so we could find ourselves in need for another CB, so why not the best one in this years draft? Claiborne is a young stud and his first round dollars would certainly be less than paying top FA money. The other is Kalil, who has been touted as the best OT in some time. He was better at USC than the OT that Dallas took last year from USC who played very well as a rookie.
FA could very well dictate our needs in this draft, and replacing Carr, should he leave, is something that needs to be considered. I believe Bowe is gone as well and was already planned for with the Baldwin pick. Pioli keeps us guessing in the drafts, thank God, otherwise it would not be as much fun as this endless speculation of what he is going to do. If you remember last year about this time, Scotty addressed the idea of drafting to replace players who might leave in the future. One thing for sure is that players move on. Some retire or get cut, others chase the dollars in FA, and some get traded. As ever, I bleed red, Go Chief's!!