Re: Compensatory picks
Not that the Texans will do this, but my thinking is if the Texans are fairly confident in what rounds they should receive comp. picks in they could then bundle next year's pick (non comp. pick) in a trade this year to move up.
For example, if we're sure we're going to get a 3rd for Mario next year, then we could add our regular 3rd next year to a deal to move up in this year's draft. Of course, there is no guarantee of the pick, but history can give a pretty good indicator of what should happen.
My other train of thought is that this would be a good year to trade out of the 1st for a 3rd this year & 1st next year much like New England has been doing for the last few years. Once the initial hit is taken you can then keep doing it & load up on 2nd & 3rd round talent for years. Of course, you do have to find willing trade partners. But, if New England can do it why can't we?
Watt, Mitchell, Smith
Reed, Mays, Cushing, Mercilus
The Texan Thunder
Welcome to "Sack City, USA"!