I'm a fan of sending the 33rd pick overall to NE for Mallet and picking Clowney with the 1st pick.
you feel like giving the first pick in the 2nd round for mallett is a better value than getting rid of a huge contract? Mallett is a 3rd rounder with zero NFL starts and now he has risen in value in your opinion? Based on what? Preseason? Potential? not criticizing, genuinely curious this is exactly what I am interested in with this hypothetical trade scenario
what should the expectations for a high 2nd round pick be:
1) a starter
2) a rotation guy
3) a backup
1) two seasons and probably cut career expectancy
2) 4 seasons and probably gone via UFA
3) 10 seasons and a building block of your team
let's say for the first pick in the second round the league average is:
starter that leaves in UFA after 4 seasons
Is Ryan Mallett worth that?
Certainly more realistic than trading your best offensive player, even if he is 33 on opening day, for a QB with zero NFL starts.
"best offensive player" in the past, I am not sure that is really true. However does that mean in anything in 2014? 2015? Look no further than Schaub and Foster for how quickly things can fall apart.
Is drafting a rookie QB going to be a big part of the fix to what ails the Texans?
I agree that Clowney is the #1 pick and whatever else happens with QB/OL/RB is a work in progress