Not really - draft picks don't cost alot of money anymore, so FA $$ is more relevant nowadays. Skins are 45 mill under cap. I still don't understand why draft picks are so valued by fans... If picks are right 1/4 times .. And RG3 becomes a star, then those 3 traded 1st round picks will be worth it
FOR ALL DOUBTERS..
Who is your team?
and list your teams last 3 year first round picks..
now what do you think bout trade?
Here are the last 10 1st Round picks...
2011 - Jake Locker (8th)
2010 - Derrick Morgan (16th)
2009 - Kenny Britt (30th)
2008 - Chris Johnson (24th)
2007 - Michael Griffin (19th)
2006 - Vince Young (3rd)
2005 - Pacman Jones (6th)
2004 - None
2003 - Andre Woolfolk (28th)
2002 - Albert Haynesworth (15th)
We don't really know what we have in Jake Locker and Derrick Morgan yet: Locker looked very promising in limited action last season and Morgan was clearly limited from the bad knee-injury that he suffered his rookie season (i.e. this will be the year that we see what we have in Morgan). Kenny Britt and Chris Johnson are our two best players on offense and have been significant contributors. Michael Griffin, while unspectacular, has been a decent contributor and a starter.
Vince Young, Pacman Jones, and Albert Haynesworth are no longer with the team; however, each player made contributions. Haynesworth, in particular, had a couple of absolutely dominant seasons. Pacman was also a very good CB and a fantastic returner, until he got in off-the-field trouble. VY is a very ambivalent character -- he was definitely a head-case and not entirely devoted to becoming as good as he could be, but he also got ZERO support from Jeff Fisher (who seemed to hate him from day one). [Honestly, I can imagine a scenario in which VY's career would've been quite different had he gone to a coaching-staff that was more supportive and more mentoring. Of course, that doesn't excuse VY's behavior or reactions. It just is what it is.]
Really...from that list, Andre Woolfolk is the only one that I would consider to be a complete and utter bust from the very start. Whereas VY, Pacman, & Haynewsorth at least had some productive seasons, Woolfolk just never did anything for the team at any point.