RotoWorld.com's Evan Silva has written a story suggesting 10 possible trades that might occur before the draft, and he has Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart goin to the Broncos for their 2nd round pick, as his #4 trade, with QB Jimmy Clausen and RB Mike Goodson also listed as possible trades. I feel that a late 2nd round pick for Stewart isn't nearly enough. The Panthers would likely get a late 3rd round comp. pick if they keep him this year, and he leaves as a free agent nest year.
The Panthers can even keep Stewart this year, then franchise tag him next year, and it will still cost less than $10 million for the whole 2 years. I do like 2 of the other players he lists as tradeable. His #10 trade Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (5-10 1/4, 184) to the Browns for their 6th round pick. He was the #11 pick in 2008, ran a 4.38-40 and 1.43-10 at his Combine, and has had some return TD's, though he's lost his starting CB job. His salary is only $1.5 million this year, and be a free agent next year, so maybe think about trading the Captain for him?
The other player that Silva thinks is on the trading block that I like is Lions NT Sammy lee Hill (6-4, 329), a big NT with some pass rush ability. The Lions might like to get some cap room by trading him (he just re-signed as an ERFA), so the Panthers might could get him for a late round pick (or a conditional pick in 2013), or one of the Panthers smaller NT's.
Fan poll after the jump...
Would you trade RB Jonathan Stewart to the Broncos for their 2nd round pick?
Yes (48 votes)
Yes, but I want more than a 2nd (244 votes)
No (320 votes)
612 total votes