jamcutpost wrote:R2000 wrote:NFL n/w rumor that Seahawks offered #21 + Frank Clark for #4. I would assume that Raiders have already offered #35 for Clark.
Wait ... You mean they can afford to pay a veteran DE?
Think Raiders still have about 30M or so in cap inclusive of draft pick monies, so they can choose to take on Clark's contract if they wish too. Grucock have shown that they are not averse to paying monies to players not named Mack.
Not arguing Clark is close to Mack, but the difference off the field would be
a) Mack + 2020 2nd vs Clark + #27 + 20 1st + 20 3rd (downgrading #4 to #21, but an available Mack would have meant a few more wins, so offsetting the picks)
a) 3-5M savings in cap
Wonder how Clark compares to the rookie pass rushers?
There can be worse ways to get a pass rusher I guess, but all that said, I don't believe the Raiders would be willing to trade #4 for Clark + 21st (believe that trade values Clark as a #16)