September 16, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; A Houston Texans player holds up his helmet prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Texans defeated the Jaguars 27-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Houston Texans may not draft QB until Round 3

The Houston Texans are widely expected to be in the market for a quarterback early in the 2014 NFL Draft, but it appears that they may be willing to put that need on hold until the middle rounds of next week’s draft. At least that is what the latest buzz seems to indicate.

According to Charlie Campbell of Walter Football, “the Texans are considering waiting on a quarterback until the third or fourth round.”

The belief in Houston is that they can get a quality player in the first round and then snag another prospect that carries a first-round grade at the top of the second-round, so they would be able to put off their quarterback need in order to get value and avoid reaching for a signal-caller rather than selecting a better player who could help in the trenches or at a skill position.

Houston is in need of a complimentary pass rusher, running back and slot receiver, so it would make perfect sense for the team to load up their roster with talent before selecting a quarterback.

By taking that approach, the Texans would have a better situation for a young quarterback and less pressure on his shoulders to come out and have immediate success.

Some players to watch if the Texans wait for a quarterback would be Pittsburgh’s Tom Savage and Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas.

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