The Houston Texans are reportedly slashing prices on the cost to get a crack at Jadeveon Clowney.

And while I spent Wednesday outlining the reasons the Patriots will most likely be trading down on Thursday night, what would it cost for them to make the boldest of moves and go from 29 to No. 1 for the chance to select Jadeveon Clowney?

According to John McLain of the Houston Chronicle, Houston wants a first-round swap, second and third-rounders this season and a first-rounder in 2015.

That’s 4-for-1. If the Pats executed as McLain laid it out, they’d be sending the 29th, 62nd and 93rd picks to the Texans and their 2015 first-rounder which, one would expect, would be lower than 25.

Why would the value-driven Patriots -- a team that prefers hoarding selections rather than going all-in – make that move?

Because it’s Clowney. And he is obscenely talented and may not be not that far off when he says he believes he can do what Lawrence Taylor did.

And the Patriots are the undefeated champs when it comes to bold personnel moves nobody saw coming.