This will be a need every year until Houston either bites the bullet and packages every pick they have to move up, or they get bad enough to pick first yet again and the fans threaten to revolt if the top passer isn’t selected.
After neglecting the position for years, it’s time for the Texans to stop thinking they can develop a late round talent or turn a former New England Patriot backup into Tom Brady.
Houston has to take a quarterback, and it has to be done by the second round at the absolute latest. The preferred option of course is round one, but the big targets like Carson Wentz of North Dakota State, Paxton Lynch of Memphis and Jared Goff of Cal most likely will be gone by then.
Other players out there that Houston could consider would be Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones.
Hackenberg makes the most sense as his best season in college came with Bill O’Brien on the sidelines as the head coach of the Nittany Lions.
While none are considered a lock as a first round selection, the Texans may have to reach and just take someone they can trust under center. It may not be the best draft strategy, but it’s better than another year of Brian Hoyer, right?