The Houston Texans should still be looking into adding to their 2019 roster and listed are some dream trades for the franchise.
With the 2019 NFL Draft completed and free agency stalling a bit, the Houston Texans are still in need of adding quality players to their 2019 roster. The Texans — who won the AFC South last season — faltered a bit at the end of last year, losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Indianapolis Colts.
Changes need to be made for the franchise, players need to be added, and listed are a few players that would be viable trade candidates for the Texans, with the idealistic trade compensation for each player.
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1. Melvin Gordon, RB, L.A. Chargers for Jadeveon Clowney
With a dire need of a stable running back, Houston could make a splash by swapping Clowney for Gordon in a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers, another team who made the playoffs last season.
Clowney has the franchise tag, and Houston seemingly not exploring a lucrative extension, the Texans can shore up their already stellar offense by trading for a stellar running back.
Gordon is coming off a season where he rushed for 885 yards on 175 carries with 10 rushing touchdowns, along with four receiving touchdowns with his 50 receptions.
2. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers for a 3rd round pick
After only addressing the tight end position by drafting Kahale Warring in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft — who’s highest stat line was 31-372-3 — the Texans could get a two-to-three year cuff with Graham until they find their tight end of the future.
Graham last season with the Green Bay Packers totaled 55 receptions for 636 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 11.6 yards per reception.
3. Chris Harris Jr, CB, Denver Broncos for a 2nd round pick
With reports being released about an impasse on contract talks between Harris and the Denver Broncos, the Texans could swoop him and give him an extension he is asking for. Plus a trade for Harris would lock up the cornerback position for a potential Super Bowl run in the next two years.
Harris this past season in Denver collected 49 tackles, one sack, three interceptions and scored one touchdown. He also totaled one QB hit and had 10 passes defensed.
4. Duke Johnson RB, Cleveland Browns for a 3rd round pick
After seeing Alfred Blue walk in free agency to the division rival Jacksonville Jaguars, the Texans could target Duke Johnson for a potential trade due to him being the odd man out in Cleveland after the Browns signed Kareem Hunt.
Johnson would make a good third down back for the Texans after posting a 47-429-3 receiving stat line in 2018, and possibly make a few appearances at slot wide receiver.
With some these additions, the Texans could aid franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson for years to come, and build on their 11-5 season from a season ago. Johnson could help propel the Texans to a playoff win, along with a hope of the team establishing themselves in not only the AFC, but the entire NFL.