I lumped those names together because I think we may have a very similar situation on our hands. Lynch couldn't get his head on straight in Buffalo and the new regime wanted a finesse back. So we all know what happened after that. I think Evans is really who Waley wants and if that's the case I don't want the same outcome. With Lynch, we drafted Spiller and everyone in the league knew Lynch was on the trading block and we force fed him to try and build up value and really all that happened was he lost value and in the end Seattle got a steal. Johnson hasn't had the legal troubles like Lynch but I think he has had enough hiccups within the organization that somewhere new might be best for both parties. I just don't want the same scenario.
If we want Evans we will have to trade up. To keep some value in Johnson I think the best proposal is to trade with Tampa. Swap 7 and 9 plus they get Johnson and our 4th rounder. I think Tampa will take that deal. I don't go into the point breakdown of how much this pick is worth and that pick is worth, but I look at it from what production they get from Stevie, the #9 pick and that 4th rounder will amount to around the same as Evans. Obviously there is some chance to that it's the draft. They will have Jackson and Johnson on the outside and then can draft Ebron over the middle. We get our #1 WR we haven't had in ages. I just don't like Johnson in the slot, he has a hard time bringing the ball into his body with quick contact.
I personally hope Stevie excels somewhere else but I don't want to see it after the fact and we have to trade him for peanuts.
I know someone will say why would we give up that much when we can take Ebron and a WR in the 4th, well I don't think Stevie fits in with this offense anymore and won't produce so there is no point to keep him. I also think we have capable TE's on the roster already. What we don't have is that 6'5" guy who can get any ball that everyone is afraid of. That's why!!