How to Put Your Team in a Win-Win Situation

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Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) high-fives a fan after the Gamecocks beat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Down to the Point

The point of this whole hypothetical is that no decision is made randomly.  Especially when dealing huge payments to move up to get a guy like Clowney.  If Thomas Dimitroff wants to get the best defensive lineman in the draft, he has to plan around it by trying to fill every hole in free agency he can.  He also has to have a backup plan if that option is suddenly absent.  As a general manager who wants to make a huge trade during the draft, Dimitroff needs to put his team in a win-win position.  Get Clowney or not, this offseason needs to be a success.