Rodney Hudson is a Cardinal

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Wish we didn’t give up a third but this is huge.
This is where keim can hit though.. you trust our draft process with keim at the helm? I don't. So I say, strike while the iron is hot. Keim can't draft for crap but can do decent work in trades and some fa acquisitions. So why fight the trend, imo.

But yes.. agreed. Haven't seen much of hudson. But we've need strength in the middle FOREVER....and this can be huge.
 

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Yes Pugh is nothing special and in the other side Josh Jones hasn't done anything, just moved to guard cause the coach thinks he can't play tackle with nfl speed
I like Pugh & I think he’s kind of overhated. I wish he could play RG without getting hurt cause a Hump-AVT-Hudson-Pugh-Jones/Beachum has A LOT of potential.
 

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8th overall rated Center by PFF with a 73.6 grade. Nice aspect is his grade is consistent between pass blocking and run blocking.

that is a pretty significant upgrade over Mason Cole, the 31st ranked center
 
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Yea the key word was “supposedly” and now we don’t have to get in a bidding war. He’s ours for at least 2 seasons.

He's also under contract for the next 2 years so we don't have to pay him a ton of money in a new contract. I would guess it would have been higher than what Lindsley just received.
 

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I know some will say why trade a 3rd if they would probably release him anyway? but we just got an all pro center for a 3rd. I’m more than good with this.

his contract is extremely friendly so this leaves the team with spending room.

Totally fine with the 3rd. Keim would have made the wrong choice anyway.

Also..... this trade gives him to us for under 10mm this year and under 11mm next year.

LOVE IT
 

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If I were to give Keim advice, it would be this. Stick with what you are good at. Pick swap trades like this are available almost every year. Make them, sign cheap vet FAs, and then trade back in the draft for multiple picks because Keim is not efficient using them. Having a 15% hit rate with 5 picks is worse than with 10.
 

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If I were to give Keim advice, it would be this. Stick with what you are good at. Pick swap trades like this are available almost every year. Make them, sign cheap vet FAs, and then trade back in the draft for multiple picks because Keim is not efficient using them. Having a 15% hit rate with 5 picks is worse than with 10.

yup. Adopt the Rams philosophy. They have repeatedly traded picks for vets and it’s kept them in the hunt for the last four years.
 

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If I were to give Keim advice, it would be this. Stick with what you are good at. Pick swap trades like this are available almost every year. Make them, sign cheap vet FAs, and then trade back in the draft for multiple picks because Keim is not efficient using them. Having a 15% hit rate with 5 picks is worse than with 10.

yup. Adopt the Rams philosophy. They have repeatedly traded picks for vets and it’s kept them in the hunt for the last four years.

100%
 

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I like this.

We have some flexibility with our first pick now that we have AJG on a 1 year deal (we will DEFINITELY need to draft a round 1 WR next year).

I was mocking the Cardinals to draft a Center in the 3rd, so we pretty much did that and got a pro bowler.

We will need to take a RB in the 2nd round to run behind this beefed up line. Javonte Williams PLEASE.

First round - it's looking like we really need a corner, but if there is a kick-ass guard prospect on the board, we could take that too.
 

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