In response to sportsbozo1's comment:
I don't know what BB thinks of him as he never says anything publically about his players. I do understand wanting value for value, and the three years of education has a value add that with his draft position 3rd round suggests they would want more than a 3rd round pick back. Just common sense! I know if I were in that position I would require at least a 2nd, and I would be looking for an additional pick in either this years draft or next years. I'm not a greedy guy, but I want to be compensated equally. So though you would settle on the same pick you spent, I wouldn't.
The thing is unless Brady gets hurt Mallett's gone next offseason. Someone will pay him more than BB will give him to sit on the bench and might even give him a chance to actually start. Something I think Mallett would jump at. So, it's more a matter of get a higher 3rd rounder (we spent a late 3rd on him) or risk getting nothing at all. So imo if we can get a top 15 in the 3rd we could get a starting caliber RG I'd take it.
As for those who say well who backups Brady? It was Hoyer prior to Mallett and Cassel prior to Hoyer. They find good guys to back him up and I have no doub they can find another game manager to do so in the draft or UDFA but 1 thing is clear I heard this same argument back when they traded Cassel and believe it or not heard something similar when they traded Bledsoe so they've done it before and they will do it again (find another backup), unless the worst case happens and Brady goes down next year.