If the Bengals would trade Bates, what's an acceptable return?

I was watching a quick video of James Rapien discussing his views on what he viewed as an acceptable return if the Bengals traded Jesse Bates. His view was you need either a 1st round pick or an immediate contributor like Kittles from SF, Waller from Vegas or a lock down CB. Rapien said he would turn down a 2nd round pick as not enough.

In my view, no one is trading a stud TE or CB for Bates. The 1st round pick would be a strong return, but I see that as unlikely given Bates play last year during the season. But I would most certainly take a 2nd round pick. Along with that 2nd rounder the Bengals would pick up $12.9 million of additional cap, something Rapien did not factor into the analysis. There is a stud TE available, you may have heard of him, Gronk. That $13 million might get Gronk to join, which makes the trade Gronk and a 2nd rounder for Bates.

I'm interested is seeing what others think is acceptable.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.