Should the Houston Texans trade for D.K. Metcalf?

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With rumors of the Seattle Seahawks receiving calls for their star wide receivers, should the Houston Texans do the same?

After Tyreek Hill became available and traded in less than one hour this week, the crazy wide receiver migration talk isn’t dying down. The Seahawks took calls from the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs for Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Should the Houston Texans call Seattle for a potential trade?

Metcalf has over 3,000 yards receiving and 29 touchdowns since he was drafted in 2019. Metcalf became an internet sensation when he chased down Budda Baker on Monday Night Football and when he and Pete Caroll held a meeting at the combine where both were shirtless.

Metcalf is one of the most amazing physical specimens to enter the league, and his straight-line speed is up there with the best of them. However, Metcalf has received criticism for his speed being his only strong suit.

On the other hand, Tyler Lockett is almost the opposite of Metcalf, smaller and sprier from the slot. Lockett has been in the league since 2015, with just over 6,000 yards receiving and 45 touchdowns. Lockett also has a three-year streak of 1,000 yards or more.

Houston Texans should make an offer for both- but not expect to acquire either Lockett or Metcalf.

The Seahawks wouldn’t let another player go for less than what they’re truly worth again, right?. So one would think that John Schneider and Pete Caroll wouldn’t take anything less than a handful of picks and perhaps a player or two.

A lower offer may not be Seattle’s first option, but if talks break down with someone else, the Houston Texans could get either of those players for the cheap. Conditional picks are another strategy Nick Caserio could employ to get the trade to be complete.

On the other hand, it would defeat the purpose of the rebuild in which you take as many players in the draft as you can. With Brandin Cooks only having one more year on his contract, getting a younger player to be the WR1 could be on the agenda for Caserio.

That’s probably further down the list, so don’t expect the Houston Texans to land Metcalf or Lockett.

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