The Houston Texans
hold the first pick on each day of the NFL draft. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Icon SMI)
The Houston Texans can't possibly trade the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, can they? Seems a little odd to think they'd make such a move, but there's a "chance" of it happening according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.
While there are a lot of obvious benefits associated with having the top overall pick in any draft, there's also a lot of pressure especially for a team like the Texans who have a multitude of needs.
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So what's a team to do? Possibly move out of the top spot in order to acquire a kings' ransom for the first overall pick.
Speaking of the No. 1 selection, there’s a chance the Texans could try to trade down and draft a quarterback lower than No. 1. Unless another team emerges as a clear contender to move up, the Lions could play the Texans against the Rams to get a better deal for the No. 1 or No. 2 pick.
Such a scenario unfolding seems unlikely, but if the Texans believe their best bet at quarterback could be found lower in the draft, it does make some sense. If true though, they better make a move before the St. Louis Rams, who have been long rumored to be open to trading the second overall pick.