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Winners and Losers of NFL's Blockbuster Clowney, Tunsil Trades

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Jadeveon Clowney held all of the leverage and got exactly what he wanted when the Houston Texans dealt the three-time Pro Bowl edge defender to the Seattle Seahawks for next to nothing. The Texans remained undeterred and received a building block at left tackle in a blockbuster deal with the Miami Dolphins for Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. According to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson, Clowney preferred to play for Seattle or the Philadelphia Eagles, which hamstrung the Texans' negotiating prowess since a deal couldn't be completed without the 2014 No. 1 overall pick signing his franchise tag. Clark decided he didn't want to play under the franchise tag, so general manager John Schneider dealt him for a 2019 first-round pick and a 2020 second-rounder. Secondly, the Texans could have held on to Clowney this season, let him play out his contract and likely received a 2021 third-round compensatory draft pick once he signed with another team in free agency. Basically, the Texans couldn't get Clowney to comply so they could land Tunsil as part of the original deal. So O'Brien offered up a bevy of top picks as an enticement for the Dolphins to let go of a talented young offensive tackle.In a matter of hours, Houston gave away its franchise player and multiple early-round picks in a desperate attempt to fix the roster's biggest problem area. We'll get him well and make sure he's well."Clowney automatically becomes the focal point of the Seahawks defense, and opposing offenses will key in on him, but the number of talented defenders Seattle features up front will eventually feed off each other with a chance to become one of the league's best defensive lines.

As said here by Brent Sobleski