Should the Houston Texans consider moving on from 2014 first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney considering the lack of production he has offered so far?
Recently a very talented writer at NFL Spin Zone wrote a piece about why the Dallas Cowboys should try and trade for pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney of the Houston Texans. While it would make sense for the pass rush needy Cowboys to get Clowney, would it be wise of Houston to punt on the once promising player?
Dallas went 4-12 last season so it would seem as if they don’t have a whole lot to trade, but that may not be the case. In the Spin Zone piece players like guard Ronald Leary and safeties Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox were thrown around as potential pieces in a trade.
All three players have extensive starting experience and can help at positions of need. The interior of the Texans line hasn’t been a strong point recently and outside of converted corner Andre Hal the safety situation is up in the air.
If Houston feels any of these three players offers an upgrade over their current situation, it would make sense to at least kick the tires. Clowney has yet to be a regular contributor and has made it known in the past he isn’t a fan of the 3-4 system the team runs (via Christopher Smith of Saturday Down South).
Of course getting one player for a former first overall pick may not be enough. What Houston could try and do is swing a trade for a safety like Wilcox who could still develop into a solid in-the-box safety and get Dallas to include a pick as well.
Many people would be frustrated if all the Texans got for their first overall pick a couple seasons ago was a safety and a third-or-fourth round pick, but is it really much of a loss?
In two seasons Clowney has four and a half sacks and 47 total tackles. It may be worth it to move on and quit expecting him to all of a sudden start performing better.
Let’s hear it from the fans though. Feel free to hit our comment section below and start letting us know if Houston should look into trading away Jadeveon Clowney. Or should they continue to wait for him to turn things around?