Dennis: Both the Dolphins and the Giants want Clowney, and both are willing to come close to what he's asking for. However, he's made it clear it doesn't want to play for either organization. You can't be all about the money and at the same time want to be on a playoff contender. He's extremely unwise not to join the Phins. As Matt has said over and over again, the Phins are on the up. We had the worst roster in the NFL last year, and somehow we were just the fifth worst team. Couple that with all of the players we've added in Free Agency, the massive draft capital we have and the fact that the Brady has left the AFC East, and Miami could easily be a playoff team next year. If Clowney would realize this, he would know his talent would make us all the better. Additionally, there is no state tax in Florida, meaning Clowney would net even more of the money we give him.
Matt: I'm not so sure about that. If any QB is going to slip, everyone knows it's going to be Herbert. Obviously, in order for that to happen, the Chargers would have to sign Cam Newton and be confident that he's truly healthy. If he is and they believe he can have another 5-10 years of high level of play, they might simply draft best available or one of the OL at #6. If that happens, it completely plausible for Herbert to slip to #12 should the Jaguars be Losing 4 Lawrence as most expect. Even if the Chargers don't sign Cam, it wouldn't cost the Raiders #12, #19 and Carr to move up. If the Lions trade with the Phins to move back to #5 as most expect, I think the Lions would easily do a double trade back if the Raiders just gave them #12 and #19. The Raiders could then draft Herbert at #5, trading Carr afterwards (most likely for a 2nd Round Pick due to his big contract).