Good acquisition but at a huge price
After giving Clowney away for nothing, Texans pay steep price for left tackle Tunsil from Miami
On a day the Texans gave Jadeveon Clowney away for almost nothing, they also got the left tackle they have been missing since they gave Duane Brown away for almost nothing.
The Texans have acquired young franchise tackle Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills from the Miami Dolphins, per Ian Rappaport.
The Texans will pay a steep price in draft picks for Tunsil, but they get a top 10 left tackle in the league, and a player who should get better. It gives a great boost to a terrible offensive line.
There had been rumors of a Clowney for Tunsil swap, but Clowney refused to go to Miami. The Texans let themselves be bullied into sending him to Seattle for next to nothing.
But they made a deal for Tunsil anyway, instead reportedly shipping two first round picks and a second rounder. The price is ridiculous, but they get a great player at a position of need. Apparently, failed tackle Julien Davenport and special teams ace Johnson Bademosi are also headed to Miami.
They also dealt last year's third round pick, Martinas Rankin, to Kansas City for running back Carlos Hyde, who should mitigate the loss of Lamar Miller for the season. Still, Rankin becomes another third-round pick whiff.
Are the Texans better after these moves? Certainly on offense, but they have essentially mortgaged the future. Will it be worth it? Time will tell.