In the past few weeks I have seen a lot of speculation on the boards about the skins possibly trading up into the first round or maybe an earlier pick in the second round. The reason the skins are in this situation in the first place is because they have traded away too many draft picks in recent years. Not to say that I am not happy with Lloyd, Campbell, and Cooley, but the team needs to develop more young players for the future.
One possibility which seems a little more realistic to me is the same kind of deal the skins swung 2 years ago with Cooley. We swapped fifth round picks with the saints and traded our 2nd rounder in 2005 for their 3rd rounder in 2004. This is a really deep draft at a lot of positions, especially some of the ones the skins are targeting. If early second round talent somehow falls to the beginning of the third round, I would not be unhappy at all if the skins made some kind of deal. In some mock drafts guys like Max Jean-Gillies, Cedric Griffin, and sometimes even players like Leonard Pope and Thomas Howard have fallen that far. That does not mean this scenario is likely, but not impossible either
I have faith in the coaches ability to evaluate talent, and if they feel like they can get a freak for the right price in the mid rounds, they should pull the trigger. Worked out pretty well with Cooley didn't it?