Originally Posted by keylime_5
it could/should. I think it opens the Raiders options up more (they feel less pressured to take a QB anyways). The Cardinals I think were planning on taking a QB in round 2 all along, so this trade just makes it even more sure that will be the case and probably has little to no impact on what they were gonna do in round one. The Flynn deal makes it harder to predict which direction Oakland will go.
Right. There are a number of scenarios that make some sense. You can't discount them still taking Smith if he is available, but Flynn gives them insurance if the Jags take him. Also, I wonder if Cleveland is now in a good position to let Smith fall to them?
Personally, I am for whatever direction Reggie wants to go in, but I'd do freaking cartwheels if we were to some how trade down and still get a player like Warmack, Lotulelei or Cooper.