Trade 3: Keion Crossen from Patriots for a draft pick
Anytime the New England Patriots let a player leave their roster for a draft pick one must wonder why the reigning Super Bowl champion didn’t keep the player in question. For the Texans in this trade they took a chance and parted ways with a sixth round pick for a cornerback they needed in Keion Crossen.
Crossen was a seventh round pick last year and he played in 11 regular season games. He also played in three playoff games, with no starts, while with the Patriots during their march to the Super Bowl championship. Crossen finished with 14 solo tackles in the regular season, and collected three more in the playoffs.
Being a cornerback with the Texans, Crossen will most likely share time in the secondary with Aaron Colvin at right cornerback, as Colvin is the starter at the moment. That said, Colvin is going to have to play much better than a year ago.
On the other side at left cornerback is veteran Johnathan Joseph, so Crossen will have the chance to learn from one of the best veteran corners in the game as he becomes accustomed to the Texans.
Again, there are no issues with this trade as the Texans added to their secondary depth which was a big need for them. They now have a player on the roster who is young and knows what a team must achieve to win in the playoffs as he is a Super Bowl champion.