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Why wouldn’t the Dolphins take Jadeveon Clowney and a 1st rounder for Laremy Tunsil?

Why wouldn’t the Dolphins pull the trigger on sending Laremy Tunsil to the Texans for Clowney and a first round pick?

Yesterday a report came out from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald who stated that the Miami Dolphins were offered a first round pick, plus Jadeveon Clowney and all the Texans wanted in return was Laremy Tunsil.

If this is the case, I am not sure what the Dolphins are doing.  The Dolphins already landed Josh Rosen for peanuts, have a solid quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick and let’s face it, they would have a need at the Offensive Tackle position but you can find a solid stop gap player.

Jadeveon Clowney is one of the best pass rushers in the game, and getting him plus a first round pick for an average to above average left tackle makes no sense to me.  I would be all over this.

Clowney will fill a huge void for the Dolphins after losing Cam Wake, and he will require a new contract, but the Dolphins have the money.  Tunsil has been good and is very young, but the Dolphins would have the ammunition to move up and get a franchise QB if that is what they want, like Trevor Lawrence, or they can draft a solid offensive tackle. They would have two first round picks at this point and Jadeveon Clowney. The bigger question is not what the Dolphins will give up for Clowney it is will Clowney play for the Dolphins.

He has already stated that he wanted to go to the Seahawks or Eagles.

I would keep Josh Rosen, draft an OT early like OT Andrew Thomas from Georgia then trade up and get your QB.  You have Tu’a, Herbert, Fromm, Lawrence there will be a Franchise QB there. The Dolphins are overthinking this.  You can call the Bengals and trade a mid to late round pick for Andre Smith and have a stop gap offensive tackle. This is an easy decision.

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