NFL Trade Deadline: Which Houston Texans that aren’t Deshaun Watson could be traded?

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Houston Texans first candidate: OL Max Scharping

Max Scharping has been one of the best, but quite offensive linemen in the league since being drafted in 2019. The Green Bay, Wisconsin native could actually be shipped off to his hometown of Green Bay as their insurance plan for Guard/Tackle Elgton Jenkins, who currently is on the injury report for the Packers.

In their last three postseason appearances, the Packers have allowed Aaron Rodgers to be sacked a total of 20 times. With David Bakhtiari still scheduled to return from a torn ACL later this season, the Packers could certainly use more depth.

Jenkins moved to left tackle after Bakhtiari and his backup, Rick Wagner went down with injuries last year. So that would leave second-year man Yosh Njiman as the only healthy LT at this point. Now moving from RG to LT is a world of a difference, but that’s if Green Bay would need that to happen.

Having Scharping play LG isn’t too hard to learn, and from my experience at the collegiate level playing both guard spots helps make you more well-rounded. So what would the trade look like?

Houston gains a 4th round pick and the 6th round pick that was originally sent in the Anthony Miller trade, which ultimately became the Ka’Darr Hollman trade. This is essentially recouping one pick and gaining a decent one as well.

For Green Bay, they get one of their native sons back to play in Lambeau (which doesn’t happen that much) and added depth to see if they can finally break through the NFC Championship wall.