Last Splash and Total Value
Out of the three trades, this next one is the most controversial. Give Kolton Miller to the Patriots for their third-round pick – number 87 overall – which carries a valuation of 155 points.
New England needs help on its offensive line as Tom Brady was running for his life for the majority of the season. Raiders-castaway Marshall Newhouse started half the season at left tackle and the organization has failed to replace Nate Solder since he left a few years ago.
During the 2018 draft process, Miller was compared to Solder and the UCLA product showed enough promise in 2019 for it to make sense that Bill Belichick would give up a mid-round pick for him.
Trading the former first-rounder to the Patriots would give Las Vegas enough points to surpass the 3,200 goal and give a little wiggle room if the compensation for Jackson isn’t as much as expected. Now, all it would take to get Burrow is the following:
-Both first-round picks
-The three previously existing third-round picks (80, 81, and 91)
-Tampa Bay’s second-round pick
-The fifth-round pick for Jackson
-New England’s third-round pick
In other words, eight total draft picks, the same amount the New Orleans Saints gave up for Ricky Williams in 1999. Of course, this leaves the Silver and Black with needs at offensive line and without picks in rounds two and three to address the rest of the roster, but that’s what free agency is for.
At the end of the day, is this likely to happen? No, but a guy can dream can’t he!?