Posted January 03, 2014

Texans open to trading No. 1 pick in NFL draft

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Bill O'Brien was introduced as the Houston Texans 3rd head coach in their history. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Bill O’Brien was introduced as the third head coach in Houston Texans’ history. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair says he is open to trading out of the No. 1 overall selection in this year’s NFL draft.

The Texans earned the No. 1 pick by having the league’s worst record after losing their last 14 games of the year to finish at 2-14. The NFL Draft will be held from May 8 to 10 in New York City.

The team fired Gary Kubiak on Dec. 6 and hired former Penn State coach Bill O’Brien to take over.

“Maybe we’ll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player,” McNair said Friday, via ESPN.com. “It’s an exciting time. Everything’s a moving target. Lot of different pieces.”

This is third time that the team has had the No. 1 pick. In 2002, it selected quarterback David Carr and in 2006, it took defensive end Mario Williams.

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“The defensive player worked out better than the offensive player,” McNair said with a chuckle. “That won’t lock us into anything.”


23 comments
larrybradford
larrybradford

IMO most of you are wrong. The Texans have a very solid team all the way around. I would take the chance and grab Johnny Football pronto.  I also am not so sure about O'Brian. At first I thought he was a good move, but based on his actions since being there, I'm not at all sure he was the right choice. He sure is an over the top egomaniac, and power grabber.....We shall see.

RawgerRodriguez
RawgerRodriguez

wouldnt mind seeing mike evans playing wr for texans


Tyler15
Tyler15

I've never seen this done, but I would target a late round first rounder, and just accumulate picks along the way.


Say the # 3 team wants to trade up, you trade the # 1 for the # 3 and a mid-round 2nd. Then trade the # 3 for say, the # 6 and a late 1st or a 2nd and a 3rd. 


Again, your going for your guy LATE in the first round. See here for value... http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/Value-Chart.php

ElFlagella
ElFlagella

Teddy is garbage....stick with Schuab, people are quick to forget that prior to this year they won the division the past two and also won a playoff game each year as well.  You can't throw an average rookie quarterback on a team like that an expect success, trade down (if they can find a partner, pick up multiple picks, fill some holes and hope they come back healthy in 2014...sounds simple enough, ha

JosephBagadoughnutz
JosephBagadoughnutz

if you get the herschel walker type deal, its a no brainer.  ask JJ

JosephBagadoughnutz
JosephBagadoughnutz

well, sitting here in my chair with my keyboard i have to say that this is a

6marK6
6marK6

Trade down. None of the quarterbacks are NFL quality and Clowney has bust written all over him.

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

The smart move for a team like the Texans is to trade down and get multiple picks. They have lots of needs. None of the players available, especially at QB, are sure things.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Trade down?  this is why you don't put great things in the hands of idiots... If you are going to trade down you might as well keep Matt as your starting QB. because the Texans have a small window and outside of Bridgewater i do not see any QB in this year's draft that is a better option than Matt in the "short term".. 

Texans have the first pick, plus the first in every round...with all the guys coming back from injuries there is no way you can't put a superbowl team on the field with Bridgewater taking snaps... unless McNair is a complete idiot. OR McNair is like the ugly chick finally getting people to notice her, taking advantage of the situation and has no intentions on trading the pick unless he is blown away...

dwb_alpha
dwb_alpha

"With the first pick, the Texans select...David Carr's brother!"  I would LMAO.

Chuckster
Chuckster

@ElFlagella   Schaub has lost his confidence and leadership.   The should trade down, gather some more picks.  They need WR and RB help along with a new QB.   The "D" looks solid and if you keep them off the field, can get the job done.

Chuckster
Chuckster

@6marK6Exactly.   Pick up another 2nd and possibly 3rd rounder.  Move down possibly to 8 or 9 or if Cleveland is really feeling froggy, trade the #1 pick for Cleveland's 25 and take Cleveland's  2nd rounder for the top pick which would give Cleveland the #1 and #4 picks.  Not sure the Texans would want to set up an AFC foe like that but it is intriguing.  

6marK6
6marK6

@WilyCoyoteSuperGenius "Lots of needs"? For example? The talent is everywhere, they just had injuries galore and just had a burnout coach. They will bounce back to where they have been every year prior to last.

dt
dt

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler Who says Bridgewater is the real deal?  How many #1 pick busts have u seen?  Unless Bridgewater is the next Manning or Luck, you're not going to get a franchise QB #1.  The QB pool is deep this year.  They can trade down and still get a good ball player.

Matthew W
Matthew W

@dwb_alpha 

Wait, so you can't just draft a QB with just one WR and expect to win the SB?

The only weapon they ever gave Carr was Andre Johnson. They still to this date have not found a 2nd WR to pair with him. They've found one good back for the team to date and he's as good as done now through injuries. They never put an O-line in to protect him, aren't they still waiting on Tony Boselli to be activated from IR as he's their franchise everything? 

theboneman21
theboneman21

@friendly--neighborhood--scrawler@dt 

Wrong

Luck tore it up for years in a tougher conference. As did Manning.

Both were groomed by QB parents. Sorry, but Manning and Luck were far more pro ready coming out of college. TB is awesome and will be good, but let's not forget that those two were coached from birth to be QBs and they faced elite competition.


The one thing I will give TB over them is TB seems to ramp it up in the big games, whereas PM was a bit of a bed pooper when the pressure amped up.