I never said we would have to give up less picks if we added a player to the mix. Maybe the extra player would win us the trade. I would suspect we would still have to give up the same amount of draft capitol. The player would just be a sweetener to help get the trade done.
you said Viniateri was who you would trade.. I said that would cost us in value versus gaining in a trade...
meaning: we would be more likely to have to pay someone to accept his trade than someone pay us for him.
Chris Ballard to Bengals: we’ll trade you 13, 34, 2021 1st, 2nd, 2021 1st and Viniateri for that #1 pick (Joe Burrow)
Bengals: Drop Viniateri and you have a deal... otherwise, go ahead and throw your 3rd round pick in there.