Houston Texans make third trade in eight days with Seattle Seahawks
The Houston Texans just made their third trade in eight days, this time with the Seattle Seahawks.
Nick Caserio is wheeling and dealing cornerback’s like they’re going out of style. First was the trade with the New York Giants on August 16th that got Keion Crossen to the Big Apple. On August 23rd, the Texans traded with the Green Bay Packers for corner Ka’Dar Hollman. Then on August 24th, the Houston Texans called up the Seattle Seahawks and acquired some draft capital.
The Texans sent off cornerback John Reid for a 2023 seventh-round pick. Don’t worry, that’s not the Texans star safety Justin Reid- and when read quickly it may give one the impression that move actually happened.
Nick Caserio is slowly stockpiling draft capital down the road for the Houston Texans
With this trade, this is the second additional 2023 pick Nick Caserio had acquired in this flurry of trade activity. The team now has additional picks in the 6th and 7th rounds of 2023 with this move. It’s not clear why the Texans have gotten rid of their 2020 draft picks.
Reid only spent one year with the Texans after being drafted in the fourth round of Penn State. Reid had 1 pass breakup and 13 tackles on the year. This is a tough situation for Reid who is going to be having to learn a new defensive playbook with a new team- and he may not even make the roster, given with Seattle’s “win-now mode.
What Caserio might be doing with these picks is filling up his trade options for the 2022 NFL draft, and moving up is a capability when you have four picks in the last four rounds.
Of course, it won’t springboard the Texans into rounds 1 and 2, but being able to get the guy they want in the 5th, or even 4th can help bring depth onto a roster that truly needs it.