How Browns using first overall pick on quarterback could hurt the Texans

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The Cleveland Browns could make life difficult for the Houston Texans.

Just like any other year there are plenty of NFL teams that need a starting quarterback.

The problem is this year’s draft doesn’t have any quarterbacks that can come in right away and start.

They may not stop the Cleveland Browns from taking one with the first overall pick.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday night that the Browns are thinking about using the first overall pick on North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky instead of Texas A&M pass rusher Myles Garrett.

This is very interesting since many NFL draft experts don’t believe any quarterback in this year’s draft is worth using a first round pick on.

If the Browns do take a quarterback, it may affect the Houston Texans in a negative way.

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If Trubisky goes first overall, it could force some teams that really want a quarterback to panic.

Meaning it could lead to a trickle down affect with the New York Jets taking a quarterback with the sixth pick and then teams like the Los Angeles Chargers and Arizona Cardinals also taking a quarterback in the first round ahead of the Texans.

That would mean that four quarterbacks would be off the board before Houston is on the clock.

If I had to guess, aside from Trubisky, DeShaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes and DeShone Kizer would likely be the next signal-callers off the board.

Now of course the Texans could go with Davis Webb of Cal, who’s stock is rising, but it could end up making sense for Houston to wait until the second round to grab a quarterback.

The first round of this year’s draft is going to be one of the most intriguing ever.