Originally Posted by thunderkyss
Trading down to get Clowney & a QB later in the draft would be one of the more difficult things to do in this draft. Clowney will more than likely go in the first 5 picks & while any of those teams can sure use a QB.... Clowney & Chris Long wouldn't look bad either. Any of the teams we trade behind could very well use Clowney.
So when we're (at least I) are talking about Clowney plus a QB, we're talking about taking him at 1-1 & getting one latter in the draft, either trading back into the 1st (but chances are someone will draft Bridgewater, Manziel, & Bortles before the late 1st) or using 2-1.
Trading down usually doesn't involve a big drop. I doubt if we trade back that we'll trade out of the top 5. We just need a couple of the other top-5 teams to fall in love with a particular QB and for one of them to want to trade up to get him.
Of course, if the team in between where we were and where we trade to drafts Clowney, then that plan is blown and we end up with whoever the trade gods force on us.
So it's probably wiser to just pick the guy you want unless you wouldn't mind having any of them.