Re: So .... Who's your QB in 2014 ?! -  Mallett?
Originally Posted by Lucky
Tk's point (I think) was that the Texans wouldn't have to pony up 2-1. That the Texans have all the leverage. No, they don't. If they really want Mallett, they would have to meet Belichick's price. The Pats don't have to deal Mallett. And I don't see why they would, unless they received at least a high 2nd, such as the Texans, Browns, Raiders, or Jags.
Another option would be trade out of 1-1, and use some of those picks to deal for Mallett. If the Falcons have a pre-draft deal with Rams if Clowney is on the board, wouldn't they also be willing to move up to 1-1? The Texans could take a Jake Matthews at 1-6, deal the Falcons 2nd rounder to New England for Mallett, and still have 2-1. And while Mallett isn't necessarily a statue, he needs good protection. Drafting a very good pass blocking OT would make a lot of sense.
If that scenario were to happen, then why not make signing a veteran FA RT the number 1 priority on the 11th? That would allow us to possibly draft Mack in the 1st, get a starting QB & still retain the 1st pick in the 2nd round. We'd basically be substituting Mack for Clowney.
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