Could Houston Texans provide Steelers a chance to draft Malik Willis?

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The Houston Texans could help out the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Sitting 20th in the NFL Draft and needing a replacement, the Houston Texans should call the Pittsburgh Steelers and offer the third overall pick. It would be a bold offer, but one that Pittsburgh couldn’t really turn down. It’s not like the guy they want is going to fall all the way down, barring an Aaron Rodgers-like fall.

No, Deshaun Watson isn’t going to Pittsburgh- it was hard enough to make a trade proposal for that to happen, and although it could still technically happen, the chances are low. However, Pittsburgh is looking to stay competitive in the AFC North, and trading up with the Houston Texans provides them that opportunity.

Willis’s stock has been rising exponentially this week due to Senior Bowl practices, with the actual game this Saturday. Willis gained a lot of momentum and attention from Twitter fans when this Tweet about the RPMs on one of his throws was released (what’s next in the stat world?).

A Houston Texans-Pittsburgh Steelers trade would be a win-win

Pittsburgh gets their guy that they prefer, and Houston gets to step back, collect more picks (something that’s been lacking the last two seasons) and see what falls to them. There could be a player involved in this trade coming from Pittsburgh, but if Houston only received picks, it would be just fine.

Nick Caserio needs to be open to offers, as he said he would be earlier in the offseason. They may just get an extra pick or two that significantly impact the 2022 NFL season. The only thing that’s left to do is for either team to call each other and get the deal done.