Jared Gaither: Detroit Lions a Possible Destination for the Ravens OT?

March 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Recently, On NFL's Total Access, Jason La Canfora speculated that Jared Gaither is available and that the Washington Redskins—desperate for tackle help—could make a play for the area native.
Jared Gaither, currently an offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, could be the long-term answer at the same position for the Detroit Lions tomorrow for the price of one draft pick.
Those pesky draft picks inevitably spark debate.
Do you stockpile them them like the New England Patriots? Or do you trade them away at the drop of a hat like the Chicago Bears? Do you trade up and get a few elite players? Or do you trade down and get quantity over quality?
In conventional football wisdom, teams are built through the draft, not through free agency and trades.
Those other avenues can patch up positions or even put a team over that playoff hump. But the majority of teams with long-term success are built through successful scouting and drafting. 
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