When the Houston Texans started their season 2-0, no one expected them to lose the next 14 and hold the number 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bob McNair, owner of the Texans, has played with the idea of trading the number 1 pick, in order to get an extra top-caliber player on the defensive side of the ball. From ESPN,
“Maybe we’ll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player,” McNair said Friday. “It’s an exciting time. Everything’s a moving target. Lot of different pieces.”
It’s obvious that the Texans could use some serious help in the quarterback department. But if they could get the help they need there, and find someone else to help defensively, they’d be in good shape and would be on the right track to improve upon their 2-14 record this season.
“I don’t think you take a particular position just because you need a particular position at any point in the draft, especially the first pick,” Texans general manager Rick Smith said. “So we’ll rank it, we’ll value it and we’ll make good choices if the opportunity presents itself to move back because it is a very valuable pick, and we’ll entertain those as well.”