Texans Head Coach Lovie Smith may have spilled the beans on 1st-round pick

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Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via USA TODAY NETWORK /

The Texans’ head coach may have just given some valuable draft info away.

For the Houston Texans sitting at the third and 13th overall picks, one could say that those are “swing” picks. As in what happens at those two selections (or any other pair of picks) could be the catalysts for shaking up the draft.

Texans Head Coach Lovie Smith spoke about the kind of football that he wants his team to play in his first season leading the team after spending time as Houston’s defensive coordinator. What Smith said in an interview with Sports Radio 610 Houston was the following:

"Well, we’re looking at the roster right now and you see who we have there and you also see our play at the cornerback position,”….We can’t play the type of football that we want to play until we get better at the cornerback position, I will say that.”"

That last sentence is the eye-opener. Did Smith just tell everyone that the Texans are more cornerback focused than safety?

Did the Texans just tell the NFL their draft plans in the first round?

Just as one of our writers said earlier this week, the Texans need to make the right pick for themselves and not what the experts and gurus are saying. It’s doubtful that NFL personnel really put stock into the Mel Kiper’s and Todd McShay’s of the draft world.

This would mean the team is either looking at Derek Stingley Jr. (who has been shooting up draft boards) or Cincinnati’s Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner instead of Notre Dame Safety Kyle Hamilton. A cornerback that never let up a touchdown in his college career would be an incredible player to get for Houston.

The secondary has been one of the most significant weaknesses for the Texans for quite some time now. Letting Justin Reid walk hurts, but replacement safeties can be found in a defensive-heavy draft.

Time will tell if this is a smokescreen or the truth,

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