Rick Smith, Houston Texans Pre-Draft Quotes and Opinions

6 of 6

Feb 21, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Smith on what kind of interest he’s had from around the league on trading for the No. 1 overall pick:

"“What I try to do is we try to have a bit of a bunker mentality when we’re working through the process to eliminate any type of outside influences, so it’s at this point where I’m kind of coming out of the hole to look and see what other people are saying and starting to make some of those phone calls and starting to call around, just like I do every year.”"

My Thoughts:

What else can be said. Smith knows what the Texans are going to do, and now we just have to wait, because they are talking. The only thing that could change this is if a team gives Smith and the Texans what they want and if they think they can make the team better, then maybe a deal can be made.

I think the Texans should just keep the No. 1 pick and go from there, but it is a tough decision to make. I just can’t wait for it to be made.