Much like last year during the off season, there is a lot of chatter on our board about trading proven NFL players for more draft picks. I say no thanks. Draft picks turning into quality NFL players is far from a sure thing and loading your team with inexperience doesn't seem the best solution either and will likely increase the time of our next rebuilding phase. I say trade some of these guys for proven NFL guys. If we have to trade some of the names I hear around here (Orton or Champ or Gaff or Royal or Doom) <not that I agree with trading some of these guys...not the point of this post>, but if we have to trade some of these guys, let's get some proven NFL talent that can play right away and help teach the rookies. For example, if we decide to trade Orton, trade him for a proven linebacker or defensive lineman. I'm not sure why we are so enamored with draft picks, I suppose it is the "what if" factor for these guys where we only see their potential without truly considering that several of them will never pan out, and I guess it makes the mock drafts that much more entertaining. That's my rant and I'm sticking to it.