Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) carries the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson could be on to something here.
NFL.com reported the Texans wide receiver said on KTRK-TV:
"“I have thought about different scenarios … Me personally, if I had it, I would probably trade it, but that’s just my opinion.”"
The Texans have a need at QB, but they still could trade the No. 1 pick, gain more picks and still end up with a pretty good quarterback after, while adding depth to their roster at other positions where they have need.
I wonder if the Texans could make a trade with the Cleveland Browns, possibly gain their two first-round picks at No. 4 and No. 26 overall (from the Indianapolis Colts) for the Texans’ No. 1 selection.
If I were the Texans, I would be willing to trade down three spots in the draft and still get either Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel at quarterback or get Jadeveon Clowney at linebacker, because one of those players would still be on the board. At No. 4, I could even accept Manziel as the next Texans QB, though I would prefer Bridgewater or Bortles.
There are other possible trades that could take place as well, but I believe one with the Browns could be the right fit for both teams, because the Browns would get their No. 1 choice guaranteed and the Texans could work on their depth.
What I’m loving about this 2014 Draft offseason is we honestly have no idea what the Texans are going to do with that No. 1 selection, so it brings a bit of mystery to the draft, which is a tough feat to accomplish in this day and age.
Will it actually happen, I honestly don’t know, but what is the harm in thinking about the scenario in the middle of February?
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