Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad quarterback Derek Carr of Fresno State (4) walks off the field against the North squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Houston Texans to target Jimmy Garoppolo, Derek Carr


The NFL Draft is right around the corner and it seems that the Houston Texans are starting to hammer out a strategy for what to do. They don’t have just one playbook they’re running with but one of the more interesting strategies sees them taking a defensive player in the first round and then a quarterback second.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, should the Texans go with that plan, then they’d be targeting Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo with their next pick.

Of course, both players would need to be available at the start of the second day which is wishy-washy to predict at best. Of the two, the safer bet to be available is Garoppolo but nothing is set in stone just this yet.

Should the Texans roll with Carr though, many fans will be having flashbacks to when his older brother David was taken No. 1 overall back in 2002 although the hope would be that the younger Carr turns out better than his brother did.

It’s an interesting strategy to consider and it’s one that could still be fluid and it clearly contingent on what happens with Garoppolo and Carr. But should the Texans take a defensive player in the first round, we have a good idea of where they’ll go next.

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