I realize we have Bess who owns Welker's role in our offense. But I was thinking this might be possible and the advantage of having him line up on the field with Bess and Hartline, would free those two up more, while giving RT one of the most reliable WR's in football. Is it worth a third? For us yes, even if we only get two years out of him. I wouldn't have though this trade scenario realistic a couple of weeks ago, but the offense really needs a WR, and this is possible. NE's ready to move on from him. I'm sure thy rather get something than nothing.
He's not worth a 3rd round pick, because we'd be basically borrowing him for one season then losing him in free agency next year. Welker is going to command somewhere around $10M a season on his next deal and that is simply too rich for the Dolphins. We're better off giving Hartline an extension and drafting a stud wideout in next years draft, a big/fast "Z" type guy who can win jump ball battles in the redzone, yet still make big plays downfield. A Julio Jones type receiver. If the Dolphins use their picks right they can probably get a guy like that. No need to pay Welker big time bucks out of desperation. I think we're going to give Gaffney a shot to earn a job as the #3 guy and next year we'll bring in the real deal.