Are the Houston Texans Trying to Trade Their No 1 Pick?

Published on 28-Mar-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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Are the Houston Texans Trying to Trade Their No 1 Pick?

It's a safe bet the likes of Johnny Manziel, Jadeveon Clowney ,Khalil Mack and others perked up when they heard this one.  

There are reports that the Houston Texans may trade their No 1 draft pick.

And so the backroom dealing hits top gear.

The issue has been out there for a few months, now.

Here's what Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report lit up cyberspace with today. He tossed it in as an aside at the bottom of his article:

Word from the NFL meetings is the Texans are trying hard to deal the first pick in the draft. They want to move down and acquire extra selections. Sources say they might have a trade partner in the Bills, who appear interested in moving up. It is unclear who the Bills would want in a trade-up scenario. Some believe they would move up for a quarterback. They also could make good use of an offensive tackle such as Greg Robinson. And it would be something to see them pair Mario Williams with either Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack.

I don't know if this would be a good idea for the Texans. I agree with the panel above that they need a quarterback badly, and if they move down in the draft, the possibility of them losing out on the one they want may be in jeopardy. That is, of course, if they see one as rising above the crowd.

Depending on how far they are willing to move down, they may also lose Clowney and Mack in the process, which won't sit well with Texans fans.

Look, I understand what the Texans are trying to do, but I'm not sure if I agree with it. But they do have a lot of holes to fill, which could be helped if they had a few more picks. And that's clearly what they're thinking.

Their fans may not be happy, but they went nuts over the Texans' decision to take Mario Williams over glory boy Reggie Bush. It could be one reason why general managers aren't populists.