Hasselbeck wrote: Melton is likely getting tagged.. I wouldn't mind Starks either, but Revis > Starks on everyday ending in Y.
It's a pretty deep draft at DT. If you got Revis with a 2nd + other lower picks and maybe Lane.. why not? I believe this FO can find a gem for the DL in the draft at some point. They however will not find Darrelle Revis.
As far as affordability .. his contract is done in 2014. We could afford him and still be fine extending Wilson, Sherman, etc.
I think this opportunity is a lot more real than you might believe.
"Revis > Starks" ... not so fast. We need
a player like Starks, we don't "need" Revis. Our secondary is the strength of the defense. I'm not sure we hang our hopes on drafting the immediate impact D line players we need. I see us going into free agency for that.
Revis contract actually voids after 2013. It will get murky, because the only way a team is going to trade for him is to agree to a new deal ahead of time - they won't spend the capital it will take to trade for him when he could be a free agent after the 2013 season. He is probbaly looking for a deal in the $100 million range. And, it might be wishful thinking that they would give him up for a 2nd and some players - they are believed to be seeking a 1st and a 2nd, but of course they may not have much room for a demand like that with their cap situation. Then there is the issue of his health....
And of course, we'd have to pay Sherman as much as Revis in a few years as well. Talk about cap hell.
I think this is fantasy more than a real opportunity, but it would be awesome to have him.