Originally Posted by 619
I'd take a third rounder if it came to that, this has lingered for years so it's time to move on. Good opportunity for our young pass rushers to contribute, although I'd expect a collective effort in replacing his production. We saw what some of them could do for a good portion of last season when Burgess was out.
The team has probably been preparing for his departure for some time now, ideally I'd want Trevor Scott stepping in on a more full-time basis, but I'm not sure he has the necessary bulk to take over that role at this point in his career.
I wouldn't want Scott in there right now either. Like you said, the problem we have without Burgess is that most of the other DE's lack bulk (Scott, Sulak, Norris). Only Richardson and Shaughnessy (unproven rookie) look like guys who could play the first 2 downs. Richardson - Kelly - Warren - Shaughnessy = awful D-line lol. If we are going to trade Burgess, I don't know why we waited until now, should have done it before the draft.