So we get one true starting OLB in FA and you guys think we should trade back? No way, I think they get the best OLB available and invest in the position for the future.
1) Butler has a dynamite 2 years with us. When free agency hits in 2015, he commands top tier salary. We either let him walk or we pay him. Considerations of this example: Graham (if franchise tagged next year) is up for Free Agency and probably concerned about getting a long-term deal. We'll have to pay potentially two franchise players the same year, could get tight due to the back-loading of current contracts.
2) Butler doesn't live up to the hype, and he sucks. We spend the greater part of 2 years never being able to lock down the most important position in the 3-4.
If we get a OLB in this year's draft, we'll be better positioned for the future in both of those two examples. Yes, I know we have a lot of good players projecting to the OLB position. But they will be taking a huge risk by not picking up a true pass rushing OLB when there are so many available in this year's draft.
This post was edited on 3/28 at 12:26 pm