No, not former Cincinnati Bengals coach Sam, but NFL.com “senior columnist” and, apparently, town drunk, Steve Wyche, whose latest mock proposes the following trade for the Bengals at six:
"The Bengals could be in play for a trade. It might sound crazy, but how about Chad Johnson to Philly, which also moves to this spot, for the Eagles’ pick at No. 28 and a later-round selection?"
What??? OK, let me get this straight: the Bengals send Chad and the No. 6 overall to Philadelphia, and in return get the No. 28 overall and some chump change?
According to the NFL’s draft trade value chart, the No. 6 is worth 1,600 points. The No. 28 is worth 660 points. Let’s assume this “later-round selection” is the best it could possibly be, the Eagles’ second-round pick. That would be the 53rd pick, worth 370 points.
So, Ocho Cinco is worth -570 points, Steve? Now, I can see a deal for Chad involving the 28th pick, but if Philly wants to move up to 6, they’re going to need to do a lot more than just offer to take 85 off Mike Brown’s hands.