Mock draft has Houston Texans trading down with New York Giants

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The Houston Texans hold the third overall selection in the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Houston Texans don’t have a bad spot in the first round as they hold the third overall pick going into this year’s draft. One would think that Nick Caserio wouldn’t move from such a prime spot, but he has said in the past that they are open to trading pick number three.

In this proposed trade idea done by’s Lance Zierlein, the New York Giants call Caserio, and the teams swap picks. New York moves up to draft N.C. State’s Ikem Ekwonu, whereas Houston selects LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. at number five.

There wasn’t any detail into the actual trade compensation, which is really important when dealing with such high draft picks. That puts a damper on what could have been an exciting move for both teams.

Do the Houston Texans win this proposed trade with the New York Giants?

With the pick of Stingley Jr. being mocked to Houston after the trade, it’s easy to see why one can view this as a positive move. Houston would get one of the best corners in the draft, but that injury history may hold him back.

As for the final verdict, Houston shouldn’t trade out of the third overall selection. Instead, Houston should hold that pick for as long as possible, increasing the chances that some team gets desperate and offers a king’s ransom to switch picks. Stingley Jr. is a solid pick, but this Houston Texans team needs more offensive help.

An offensive lineman would go a long way to helping Davis Mills’ development. But, unless you’re the Cincinnati Bengals where you have a Joe Burrow-JaMarr Chase connection that elevates you to the Super Bowl, the chances are that you’re going to need the lineman that is not the “sexy pick.”

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