So seeing that we all have to play the waiting game for at least another week, I figured I'd throw this out there. Sorry if someone beat me to it but I didn't see anything about this yet.
We all know that once a CBA is established, a bidding war will soon begin so as to acquire the services of all world corner Nnamdi Asomugha. But we also know of a prized corner from LSU whose skills will be up for grabs come the end of April. Of course, the Eagles will have no chance at him at the 23rd slot.
But there's the very real possibility of the Arizona Cardinals, who badly need a quarterback if they want to be competitive and also (and no less important) to keep their best player from leaving town next year. This might prompt them to cut a deal with Andy that would in some way involve Arizona sending the 5th pick in the draft (amidst some combination of draft swaps) in exchange for Kevin Kolb, who was identified by Fitz as the QB he'd most like to have. And maybe if the football gods smile on us, Patrick Peterson will still be available at #5.
So the question is, which would we prefer?
Asomugha instantaneously turns the defense's biggest weakness into its biggest strength, and how many players in the league can do that? But he would cost a fortune and does turn 30 before the season starts, so the question of how many more great years he's got begins to come into play. Peterson of course has it all in front of him and in my mind is the best overall talent in the entire draft. Acquiring him at the 5th pick would qualify as a draft steal, and he would be a longer term solution.
In the end I'd be elated with either one of these guys, but if I had to choose between them, my money would go to Nnamdi. The window of opportunity with Vick at the helm is probably three years, and Nnamdi easily has three great years. Peterson is a hell of a talent but he's still never played a snap in the NFL and college corners going pro always have a learning curve. Asomugha is as close as it gets to a sure thing.