The franchise tag is around $22 million for a defensive end if I’m calculating it right based on the top five highest paid. That would absolutely cripple the Jets cap space for next year and tie us up all off-season while trying to move him. We have to add at minimum probably two starting offensive linemen. He’s saying the only way the Jets can get a pick is if they tag him since he’s an unrestricted free. Not sure where you’re getting draft position as a factor. The larger problem is they paid their defensive tackle a boat load of money, drafted JJ in the first round, took Clemons in the 4th (I don’t care what the Jets are trying to do with him he’s a defensive end), signed JFM. We can throw Lawson out I guess since he’s a UFA which everyone is using as a reason as to why we should’ve taken McDonald. We also insist on keeping more defensive lineman than any other position group every year. It’s just bad asset allocation.