4 trade-down options for the Houston Texans in the 2022 NFL Draft

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The top five picks of the NFL draft have always drawn intrigue. However, the Houston Texans currently reside inside the top five.

The Houston Texans sit in a great spot. Holding the third overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, their options are endless. If they stay at three and don’t trade down, they’re going to get a good player regardless. However, what would Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans gain by trading back in the draft?

Some teams are so quarterback-needy that their hand may be forced to pick one when it’s their turn. Despite the weak quarterback class, those teams that we’ll talk about are going to have to bite the bullet. Other teams on this list are hoping to improve their championship contention, missing some players in critical areas that have hampered their chances so far. These are just trade targets; compensation will not be covered.

So who would those teams be? Let’s get into the first Houston Texans’ trade-down partner:

The Houston Texans’ first trade partner: The Atlanta Falcons

44. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 2021 first-round selection. Kyle Pitts, TE. AtlantaFalcons. 10. player

The Atlanta Falcons became the league’s first team to select a tight end inside of the top five with their choice of Kyle Pitts from the University of Florida. Since then, the Falcons have struggled to have any offensive production. Matt Ryan has been battered more than some of the fried chicken batter down in Georgia.

The Falcons need another offensive lineman and potentially another wide receiver. Calvin Ridley hasn’t played in forever, and the only other pass catcher that’s on the roster no one has heard of.

Terry Fontenot went bold with his first pick with Pitts. Fontenot is ever more daring here with a trade with the Houston Texans.