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NFL Draft Rumors: Houston Texans may trade second-round pick instead of No. 1 overall pick


The NFL Draft is around 48 hours away and teams are starting to hammer out their final strategies they want to head into Draft Day with. One of the most common ways to get who you want is to make some trades, and the Houston Texans have been a team talked about a lot as possibly moving down in the draft order.

But while we’ve all be talking bout the Texans moving down from No. 1 overall, NFL scribe Dan Pompei writes that the team may end up moving down in the second round and compiling their picks by trading a valuable second day pick.

Per Dan Pompei:

The Texans want to add to their inventory of picks. Their best bet to do that might be to trade the first choice of the second round, at which point teams could be jockeying to acquire a quarterback.

Houston is among the teams that need a quarterback, and assuming they go defense No. 1 overall, the need for a quarterback will exist at No. 34 overall. But while they need a quarterback, they won’t be the only team looking in the second round and could make out almost as well as they would if they’d trade the No. 1 pick.

Obviously, the return won’t be the same, but it will be substantial as big names are sure to be there when Day 2 starts and that’s still prime territory the Texans cold trade to the highest bidder.

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