I was thinking about this a while back and got to thinking, we have signed Greg Hardy to a one year contract for around 13 Million under the Franchise tag. We have not been able to get a long term deal done, hence he has trade value.
Consider that you draft a rookie in the top 10 and he has all the potential in the world to be great, but you have to train him teach him and nurture him to get a finished product. Also consider that you trade for Hardy and have a ready to go top 10 DE, without all the risk of him being a bust or not, no time waiting, he's already had the training and teaching.
What is he worth?