Ryan Mallet trade? Texans price for 1st pick too rich? Intrigue abounds.


Jun 12, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Ryan Mallet (left) hands the ball off to running back LeGarrette Blount (right) during minicamp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

One hour to go here and the Texans are all the buzz right now.

The current twitterverse consensus is the Texans stand pat and take the 1st pick.  I’m fine with this in fact it’s not a huge shock. With a deep draft, and few “MUST HAVE’S” it’s not a surprise the Texans found few takers for the 1st pick if they were ever really interested in a trade.  Of course, this is the NFL draft and anything can and will happen.  Last hour talk of the Texans trading for a back up quarterback the head coach likes… hmmm where have we seen that before?  Thats right the New England Patriots and the Houston Texans are in some sort of talks to trade later round picks to bring Ryan Mallet to NRG Stadium.   I find this information to be unlikely. If they do pull the trigger on such a move I don’t see the fan base reacting well to such.  Maybe OB1 knows something about Mallet we do not, we’ll have to wait and see.

Detroit has also been reported to have inquired about what it would take for the number one slot, but the price is evidently far too high.   I’d much rather see the Texans trade up from the 2.1 slot and grab the quarterback that they want rather then trade down.  Go for the big splash tonight, I think that makes far more sense for the team and helps generate interest.

Who will get the nod for #1?  Is it  Johnny Manziel to appease the angry masses of A&M fans?  Jadeveon Clowney to play it safe and strike fear in the hearts of quarterbacks everywhere?  Will it be Khalil Mack who appears to be the favorite of Rick Smith?  Or will the Texans throw everyone a curve ball and go with perhaps Greg Robinson?    Very exciting times!

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