Re: Where to spend the 2014 1st round pick?
not sure anymore what the disconnect is?
Home run 1st rd. picks for Texans showed up today in the form of Andre Johnson & JJ Watt but who else? Cushing is out for the second straight season, Kareem has a rib injury, Merciuls was close but no cigar in the sack category. Hopkins is taking baby steps as he continues to flash plus hands. Together there is just not enough production from too few players, depth is & has been an issue since expansion. Drop off between 1st & 2nd string now seems like the Grand Canyon. Go down the roster & you might find more back-up's than actual starters playing. Makes me think trading down on a continuous basis & stock piling future picks a solid strategy to build & maintain better stability over time. Otherwise no reason why Texans should take a dive every 3-4 years.
If Texans can't trade down & have to make a pick right now, in the top 5, I'd look hard & long @ Texas A&M Jake Matthews & Johnny Manziel.
2012 Draft was Mercilus