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Silver Minings: The case for Julio Jones trade to Las Vegas

CBS Sports thinks the Raiders are good fit for Atlanta receiver

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I’m a sucker for hypothetical NFL trades, so I quickly and gleefully clicked onto this CBS Sports post on 10 trades that make sense before the Nov. 3 NFL deadline. It didn’t take me long to see what I was looking for: A Raiders’ trade proposal — and was it ever a doozy.

The very first proposal features a Raiders’ trade for Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones. This trade would have the Raiders sending a first-round pick in 2021 and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft for Jones. It’s interesting for sure.

But I’m not sure I love it. Jones will be 32 next February and he is still an expensive player. He has 23 catches and he would be a big help this year for the Raiders, but the trade cost is high.

The Raiders have a lot invested in their receiver group and I’m not sure adding a player nearing the end of his career is worth the price. Perhaps if it actually happened, I’d warm up to it, but right now it seems like a little too much. What do you think?

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