I would only trade Schaub IF the Falcon's can find a backup in free agency.Of course he won't be as good or maybe perhaps he would but would be an older veteran who can move the team and not be a disaster.
Here are the reason you trade Shaub:
1.First if teams like Arizona,Detroit,Cleveland are insisting on Schaub plus the falcon's no1 (15th) then when are you going to be in a better position to get a top def end? They don't grow on trees and I wouldn't expect the Falcon's to draft this high again for awhile if things go right.Impact def ends don't grow on trees.
2.We don't have to trade Schaub and teams like Arizona,Detroit,Cleveland will have to wiat till the second round and get the left overs which some can be pretty good.However Schaub has been in the league a few yrs and some team may prefer him rather than a rookie.
There are not many def ends in this draft that are going to make an impact other than mario williams and Kiwanaka.Hali I am not sure about if he is able to get sacks I would say stay with the no 15.Do we really want Brady Smith or pay millions of dollars to a darren howard in free agency when moving up 5 or 6 spots in the draft could net us an impact def end player?Also consider IF we sign a veteran backup which is a must to trade schaub then what are we really getting when schaub sits on the bench and vick plays? If we can get an impact def end that plays full time wouldn't you rather have that than a backup in schaub who only plays 4 games a year and more than likely we are going to trade next year any way?I know peace of mind but when you can buy low and sell high to get an impact pass rusher you do it.
I totally agree with this post. I could not have said this any better.