In his opinion piece (you dont have to tell me, I know he is entitled to it) Hays lays the smack down. Trade everything for everyone is the basic idea. The Jaguars could end up with sixteen rookies, fourteen 2nd-year players and 8 maids-a-milkin.
I like it. It's ballsy for days.
How can a GM making headways and gaining respect across the league ruin that with just one move? Simple. Trade Clowney for a few 3rd and 4th round picks that might not make the roster and a fringe 2nd round player. Brilliant.
For those of us who really like cheering for the underdog, we couldn't be happier with this plan. Nothing says underdog like refusing to take one of the most talented defensive players of the last 15 years. We don't need stars. Don't want em. Wont have em.
Personally, I wouldn't even ask for Seattle's 1st round pick. I would ask for their 2015 3rd and 4th rounders. Boom. Money. You think you are so good, Mr. Caldwell. Build this team devoid of talent while trading the most talent rich picks in the draft. Boom, Touchdown Blackmo.... wait. /searches Fan Posts for mock draft late first round draft picks at WR.... Boom, Touchdown Benjamin.