Cleveland surprises everyone and drafts Tannenhill with the fourth pick. Imagine that the draft works out this way.
1. Luck to Colts
2. RGIII to Redskins
3. Kalil to Vikings
4. Tannenhill to Browns
5. Claiborne to Buccaneers
6. Blackmon to Rams
7. Ingram to Jaguars
IMO, this would be an ideal scenario for the Phins and here is why?
In this scenario, Richardson is on the board. In two recent mock drafts, I saw this scenario play out with the authors of the mock drafts suggesting that we would trade w/Cleveland at 8 and pick up picks 22 & 37 from the Browns. The Browns would select Richardson and they assume that we would draft Weedon at 22. Their thinking is that the Phins are so desperate for a QB that we would take Weedon.
If that were the case, then I would ask for more than that from Cleveland, considering that Richardson is one of the six elite players in this draft. What I would do instead is ask Cleveland for their 22nd pick, 67th pick,(3rd RD), 100th pick (4th RD) and a 2013 1st RD pick. In this scenario, the Phins would have 6 draft choices in the first 100 picks in 2012. That would give Ireland the flexibility that he needs to help the Phins this year and allow us to be in position to draft a genuine franchise QB in 2013 as opposed to one who has the potential to be a franchise QB.
The other option would be to draft Richardson and then trade Daniel Thomas for a 2nd or 3rd rd pick in 2012.
What do you guys think about this?