Kirk Morrison, the stud 28-year old Oakland MLB, has been offered an original-round (3rd) tender. I don't know that much about the guy, but ...
A: He's an Al Davis draft pick. He's obviously really fast.
B: According to FO he was a top 5 defender in Total Defeats (Int, Sack, FF, Preventing 1st Down on 3rd or 4th down).That's probably somewhat related to the porous D-line in front of him and the inordinate amount of time he and the rest of the Raiders D spent on the field. Still, the rest of the top 10 are from solid defenses, so that can't be completely true, right?
C: A lot of guys here are perfectly willing to break the bank on Karlos Dansby or give away our 1st and 3rd for DeMeco Ryans or Barrett Ruud. Morrison is at least almost as good as those guys, and he's available for the equivalent of a Ramses Barden or Mario Manningham.
D: I don't think there's much of a demand for 4-3 MLB's right now. The teams with ILB needs (Denver, Miami, KC, NE, I'm sure I missed a bunch) all seem to be 3-4 teams that inherently need a ton of linebackers. The bidding, if we're lucky, might be limited to teams looking for backups.
E: Oh man, this list keeps getting longer and longer. The draft's top potential MLB's are either 3-4 ILB's or 4-3 WLB. There'd be a transition period, so they wouldn't be able to start immediately, even if Coughlin didn't have a policy against starting rookies.
F: Based on Mock Drafts the 3rd round pick we would only have lower quality guys like Lamarr Houston or Sean Lee to choose from, none of whom are guaranteed to even be good enough to ride the pine.
G: There's been absolutely no news about him. And that can only be a good thing.