Texans mocked to trade with Seattle Seahawks, but it doesn’t make sense

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Alas, Texans fans, the mock draft season is reaching it’s final hours once again.

At this point, you’re probably tired of hearing about mock drafts (we’re all getting there). However, with the Houston Texans getting ready to pick with the third and 13th overall picks in the first round, speculation has been made that more teams are willing to trade down than up.

In his latest mock draft, Peter King of NBC Sports has the Seattle Seahawks making that speculation true to a point. Seattle calls Houston to move back in an effort to help Seattle gain more picks.

Seattle and Houston swap their first-round picks, and Houston sacrifices their 3rd round pick (68th overall) in the move. King has Houston selecting Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson at the ninth overall pick, just ahead of the New York Jets’ second selection.

Peter King’s Houston Texans mock trade is all sorts of wrong

This is a silly trade mocked here by King. Why would trading up to get a wide receiver make any sense when one is going to fall to the Texans at 13 anyways? Even at that point, there isn’t one wide receiver who stands out above the rest in my eyes.

In my opinion, the top pass catchers in this draft, alongside Wilson, are too close to separate. Wilson, Treylon Burks, Chris Olave, and whoever else you’d like to include in that category are pretty similar in skill and aren’t worth trading up for when you’re in Houston’s situation.

Houston should still make a run at Deebo Samuel, but that’s a different topic, and I digress. Houston has Brandin Cooks, who still has plenty of fuel left in the tank, and whatever wide receiver falls to them at 13th overall is going to be successful.

This isn’t the right move, but the mock draft finally season ends Thursday Night.

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