Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Xavier Su

The Houston Texans QB will be protected... whomever he is

With their second round pick and the Houston Texans choose to protect the starting 2014 quarterback with a monster good guard from UCLA, Xavier Su’a-Filo.

Certainly not the sexy QB pick many thought the Texans would make happen. Obviously the Texans have someone they really want, and aren’t worried about another team taking before them.

While I like shoring up the line, and this was a good pick for the Texans. Young, smart, well regarded and the ability to step up and start from day one what more can you ask for?

So far the draft has been fascinating. Who really saw Bortles going 3rd while Johhny Football had to wait with many a phone checks till Cleveland finally decided to pull the trigger with a trade up for pick 22.

Personally I think had Bortles been on the board later in the round Houston would have gone for him. Well I did prior to the draft.  The Texans so far are staying true to form by drafting for need and avoiding circuses. When and who they take for QB is important, but you have to suspect they have something going on to be this calm about it.

Don’t expect the Texans to make a splashy trade to make something happen. Right now I’ve got my money on AJ McCarron or Tom Savage as making Houston their new home. At this point it would not be a shock if the Texans didn’t take a QB in the draft. Strange?  Try this out for size:

Carr to Schaub, now it’s Schaub to Carr….

Can’t get any weirder than that!

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  • trinity

    They should have pulled the trigger on Derek Carr. Who exactly are they aiming for? Zach Mettenberger and his bad back? AJ McCarran who seems like the second coming of captain checkdown Alex Smith? Absurd. I wish they had chose the best arm in the draft in Derek Carr.

    • mrvicchio

      It’s an excellent point. But I think we’re gonna have to wait and see, OB1 is rated as being a smart guy, now it’s time to put that to the test.

      • trinity

        Yeah, we will see how it goes. I’m shocked they didn’t go carr there.

  • cecummings

    Fire Rick Smith. Let me count the ways. Long term contract for Foster, letting Tate go, letting Conner Barwin and Antonio Smith get away. Ed Reed fiasco. Get rid of Kareem, call him toast he’s always burned. Empty stadium in October. Maybe we will do better with next year’s 1st pick.

    • mrvicchio

      Oh ye of little faith.

      • cecummings


        • mrvicchio

          /shrug, it’s the first post Kubiak draft, have to see how it plays out first.

  • TXVoodoo

    They are going to stick with Keenum. I’ll put money on it.

    • mrvicchio

      I got no issue with that. He got a bum rap trying to be Kubiak’s mini-Schaub with no run game.

  • cecummings

    Bill’s buddies at NE screwed him drafting Jimmy G