One of my favorite articles that Bill Simmons writes is the trade value column for the NBA. It combines salaries, age, talent and overall it goes by the rule, If Team A called you up and offered you Player X for Player Y straight up, would you do it. So knowing that here is my first attempt at a Madden 13 trade value column for Hard Knocks; 10) Rob Gronkowski - A walking freak show. If he wasn't about to be a free agent, he would probably be higher on the list. Just a mismatch all over the field. Has to be the best TE in football, sorry Jimmy Graham. 9) Andrew Luck - Great young QB that has everything you are looking for, and will be locked into a great rookie contract. He doesn't have the explosiveness that RGIII will have, especially in Madden, but he is definitely the real deal and is only going to get better. 8) /Demarcus Ware - The most dominant DE/OLB in the game, and considering he can apply pressure anywhere, and often, I want that guy on my team. 7) Patrick Willis - The best defensive player in the game in my opinion. He can cover ground like a safety, and hit like a DE. Just a manimal. And he went to the best college in the country, Hotty Toddy bitches. 6) A healthy Adrian Peterson - Yes, im putting this a caveat on All Day, because if healthy the guy is clearly the best RB in the league and in the game. Problem is he is recovering from an ACL injury, but considering this is a video game, Im thinking it won't be that big of a deal. 5) Larry Fitzgerald - My second favorite receiver in the game, and a guy that simply needs a decent QB to put up 2000 yards receiving. Really like him I wouldn't trade him for many players. 4) RGIII - Thats right, I put him at number four. Too high? If I was any of the teams above and I had a chance to do a straight up trade for RGIII, I would take it. Crazy? Maybe, but I think this guy is going to be the real deal. 3) Aaron Rodgers - Simply put the best pure passer in the game, and mobile enough to be a running threat. Overall just a damn good QB and probably can get at least 5-7 great seasons out of him, maybe more. 2) Megatron - Anytime you can refer to a cartoon character and no one is wondering who you are talking about, you knew he was going to be high on the list. If im choosing between Megatron and Rodgers, Id take Johnson. 1) Cameron Newton - Ive said it before, and I think Im going to end up being right, the way Madden is set up a big mobile, accurate QB is going to be deadly in this game. Just deadly. If Im Carolina, I wouldn't trade him for anyone listed above. To me that makes him the most valuable player in MAdden 13.