2014 NFL Draft Houston Texans: What to Watch For on Day 2


Today will be even more of an interesting day of the 2014 NFL Draft than what round one was for the Houston Texans.

Will the Texans select quarterbacks Derek Carr (Fresno State) or Tom Savage (Pittsburgh) with the top pick of the second round?

Could they add more to their defensive line, especially at defensive tackle where there are some really nice prospects left on the board?

May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell begins the draft and puts the Houston Texans on the clock at the start of the 2014 NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Here is an idea … the Texans draft a defensive lineman in the second round, and trade their third round selection to the New England Patriots for quarterback Ryan Mallett, who is familiar with the system of Texans head coach and offensive play caller Bill O’Brien.

It is an idea and possibility.

Will the Texans draft offense or defense at No. 33 overall?

As for some of the defensive prospects that could go to the Texans with the No. 33 pick here are a few that come to mind:

• Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame

• Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State

• Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri

• Ra’Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota

Those are just a few of the names.

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The Texans could also look at possibly a right tackle in this spot, and two of the best available are: Cyrus Kouandjio (Alabama) and Morgan Moses (Virginia).

I believe the Texans will take Carr or Savage with this pick, because they both seem to be the type of players O’Brien likes to coach. They can both come in under the radar (maybe not Carr), learn for a year, and be ready to become the next franchise QB of the Texans.

For me, that makes the most sense, but again, I don’t get paid to make the career-defining decisions like the front office of the Texans do.

It is going to be interesting to say the least when the draft restarts at 7 p.m. ET on the NFL Network and ESPN.

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