Originally Posted by MrSwagtastic
Arians really thinks he's a RB away? Ellington was playing on a bad foot for the entire season, why not pair him with a younger talent in round 2 or 3 and keep that 1st
Why not? No injury to Palmer and they may win a game or two in the playoffs. Heck they probably get a bye. Carson doesn't guarantee that, but I'm sure that's what Arizona is thinking.
Ellington is not comparable to an Adrian Peterson and drafting someone in the first is still not a proven product despite how high their ceiling might be. AP is fresh and pissed. He'll take away some pressure from Carson, which alleviates some of the concerns of his proneness for turnovers...I don't see it being a huge deal if they gave away a first.
Heck...Seattle and NE are the last two SB winners and they both traded out of the first. In those cases they were also to Minnesota, but the trade obviously didn't hurt them. In Seattle's case, even though Percy was a dud, he played well in the playoffs and SB. It worked out.