Dec 21, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Well, because Foster is not only injury-prone, but will be 29 next season, getting ever so close to the precipice that is age 30.
Historically, 30 is when most running backs have their production drop off a cliff.
And with the amount of carries that Foster gets every year, it’s no wonder why Bill O’Brien and company plan on finding ways to limit his workload.
Now, the Texans don’t have to use the 16th pick on a running back like Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon or Georgia’s Todd Gurley, but instead could look to add one with a middle or late round pick.
“But what about the quarterback???” you ask yourself.
Shouldn’t the Texans be looking at draft prospects like UCLA’s Brett Hundley, Baylor’s Bryce Petty, or Colorado State’s Garrett Grayson?
Or maybe Houston should try and trade up from #16 for Florida State’s Jameis Winston or Oregon’s Marcus Mariota? Unfortunately, no.
The Texans are far down to trade up to one of the top spots, unless they of course want to trade away every 1st and 2nd round pick for the next three years (which doesn’t make any sense).
And there are huge question marks on Hundley, Petty, and Grayson.
In my opinion, there’s no reason to draft a quarterback this year, especially if the Texans pull through and re-sign Ryan Mallet.
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