Su’a Cravens traded to Broncos

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So much for Washington not trading Su'a Cravens.

Cravens, the Washington safety who was drafted in the second round in 2016 and didn’t play at all in 2017, has been traded to Denver.

The deal features Denver giving up the 109th overall pick, the 142nd overall pick, the 163rd overall pick and a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick in exchange for Cravens, the 113th overall pick and the 149th overall pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Add all those picks up and it’s roughly the equivalent of Cravens being traded for a late fourth-round pick.

But, basically, Washington is getting a fifth-round pick and change for Cravens, whom coach Jay Gruden previously said they wouldn’t trade.

Denver gets a talented player, but one who has had concussion problems and has openly discussed potentially retiring. If Cravens is good to go in 2018, this looks like a good move for the Broncos. If not, Washington has to be thrilled just to get something for him.

45 responses to “Su’a Cravens traded to Broncos

  1. “The deal features Denver giving up a fourth-round pick and two fifth-round picks for Cravens, a fourth-round pick and a fifth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.”
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    I’m confused..

  2. Is Cravens any good? I am sure Elway & Co must have saw something in him that sparked their interest. Reminds me of when the Broncos silently acquired Darian Stewart. No one knew his name at the time but he turned into a Super Bowl Champ and Pro Bowler.

  3. I’m convinced Elway has no ideas what he’s doing. Before long, the cupboard will be bare and the roster will be a bunch of washed up players.

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    March 28, 2018 at 12:03 pm
    Denver desperate Who trades for a guy with this many red flags?

    Funny that the obvious answer to this question is your Pats.

  5. Cravens is a head case. he quit on his team at USC, he quit on his team here. He played ping pong instead of rehab, he fights with people on social media. Time to just move on from him.

  6. For those confused — I was too! I looked it up though and the trade boils down to Cravens for a fifth rounder and a conditional sixth rounder.

    If you want to sweat the details, there are four other picks involved, two from each side, with the effect being that Washington moves up (and Denver moves back) four spots in the fourth round and seven spots in the fifth round.

    DENVER GETS:
    Cravens

    WASHINGTON GETS:
    Fifth rounder
    Conditional sixth rounder
    Moves up four spots in round 4
    Moves up seven spots in round 5

  7. “has openly discussed potentially retiring.”

    Wow, talk about under selling it. The guy quit the day after the Redskins set the 53 man Roster, including him! Then changed his mind but had to sit out the whole season. That’s a little more than “openly discussing potentially retiring”.

    I’m all for him getting his head right and wish him the best, but like they always say, the NFL is a business. Good luck Denver.

  8. It’s a gamble because he doesn’t appear to be mentally tough. Living in beautiful Colorado should give him a positive attitude compared to the suburban hell of D.C. with gang bangin’ bullets flying, devils in 3 piece suits, and the totally toxic dysfunction of the Washington football organization from top to bottom. I’m sure Kirk was happy to escape too.

  9. If he has sorted his head out, the Bronco’s just got a decent box safety/nickel linebacker. The Redskins managed to get something for a player who clearly upset the locker room by quitting after final cut down, and walking out on the team without talking to any of his team-mates.

    So, unless he’s changed personality completely, the Broncos have also got a player who really didn’t seem to fit well in a locker room. Even during his rookie season, when he played fairly well as a hybrid linebacker, there were rumors that his attitude was annoying other players and coaches.

    Even though, I’m a ‘Skins fan, I wont discount the possibility that our players and coaches might just be terrible people. Maybe Cravens will flourish in Denver, but he really wants to play as a safety, and he’ll need to have gotten faster than he was in his rookie year to make that work.

  10. Good pick up for Denver. They basically got a 21 year old versatile player for a 5th round pick. He was graded as a 1st rounder by some teams just two years a go. He is excited to come to Denver. This may end up being a great deal for Denver. If not then it was just a 5th round pick.

  11. HUGE get for the Broncos…..I mean…it was just for a 5th round pick basically and if he works out…he is a major upgrade in the secondary.

  12. To be clear its the Redskins players that didn’t want this guy anymore. Good Luck in Denver. The Redskins aren’t losing any sleep for a quitter. He will quit again. At least the Redskins got something for a guy that isn’t welcome in the locker room.

  13. if Redskins fans don’t like him, I don’t know. They hated Kirk Cousins too. I respect the wisdom of Redskins fans, but it also seems they hold grudges a lot.

  14. Or Elway could have just kept TJ ward, and used these picks to fill all their gaping holes. Nice job yet again John! All those picks for someone who is a head case and not even sure he wants to be in the NFL any longer.

  15. doggz109 says:
    March 28, 2018 at 12:51 pm
    HUGE get for the Broncos…..I mean…it was just for a 5th round pick basically and if he works out…he is a major upgrade in the secondary.

    21 6

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    yes, a guy set to drink from a straw and pondering retirement, is a huge “get”

    lol

  16. Time will tell whether this is a good or bad trade for the Skins and/or Broncos.

    But characterizations that this is “basically Cravens for a 5th rounder” are simply not accurate. Moving up 4 or 5 picks in a round is not inconsequential at all. Just wait for the draft and see how many trades will happen in the later rounds with teams wanting to move up a few spots to “make sure they get their guy.”

    It’s fine if you want to bash the Skins or cheer the Broncos, but don’t just say: “It’s only for a fifth rounder” when the actual terms of the trade are otherwise.

  17. Good luck to the kid. Hopefully he’ll be able to contribute to the Broncos.

    Glad the Skins got something for a guy who really couldn’t be let back into the locker room.

    HTTR

  18. “ suburban hell of D.C. with gang bangin’ bullets flying, devils in 3 piece suits,”
    ….You’ve never been to DC before, have you?

  19. norsehorse88 says:
    March 28, 2018 at 12:45 pm
    It’s a gamble because he doesn’t appear to be mentally tough. Living in beautiful Colorado should give him a positive attitude compared to the suburban hell of D.C. with gang bangin’ bullets flying,

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Yes because the metropolitan area with 5 of the 6 wealthiest counties and 11 of the top 20 is certainly a purgatory no one would want to be subject to! Seriously, do some travelling. Spend some time in DC. It’s one of the best cities on earth. Denver might be nice town too. It’s certainly nice to fly over it to get to actual cities.

  20. Shocker to hear a talented player did not fit in well with a real bang-up org like Washington. By the way, when are they changing their extremely racist team name and logo, again?

  21. No way to analyze this move. Total gamble by both sides. Cravens will either be out of the league in two years or a Pro-Bowler for the next ten. Virtually no middle ground.

  22. Lots of feelings that have nothing to do with this trade being expressed on here…

    The trade makes sense for both sides. He’s talented, he could help the Broncos if it works out. If not.. they didn’t give up a whole lot so it’s low-risk.

    The ‘Skins had to move on from him regardless and managed to get something in exchange. Even if he goes on to play great, continuing in DC wasn’t an option after what happened last year.

    Random comments from flyover country about Metro DC or low-hanging fruit comments about the Skins organization being dysfunctional are fine and dandy but say more about the kind of day you’re having than they do about this trade.

  23. Cravens is actually a weird kid. I do not see football as a passion for this guy. Glad the Skins got something for him. I think he will be out of the league in at most 2 years.

  24. Yes because the metropolitan area with 5 of the 6 wealthiest counties and 11 of the top 20 is certainly a purgatory no one would want to be subject to! Seriously, do some travelling. Spend some time in DC. It’s one of the best cities on earth. Denver might be nice town too. It’s certainly nice to fly over it to get to actual cities.

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    ah yes, but it’s the lower counties one must be weary of. Not the counties where all the corrupt senators and congressman live. DC is a hole, and from how sandy you are, you know DC is a hole! Keep flyin’ over Denver, bruh and enjoy your dumpster-fire, racist team name football org. LMAO!

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