Originally Posted by Hottoddie
The way I see it, all we have to do is trade down with Atlanta (assuming they still want Clowney). I read somewhere that Atlanta might offer their 1st (#6), 2nd (#37) & a 2015 2nd to move up to #2 if Clowney is still on the board. Why can't the Texans take the same deal? I know it's less than the alleged "fair value", but it would fill our needs better than just sitting at #1 & taking Clowney.
That seems reasonable. And even if the Texans don't trade for Mallett, that seems like a very good deal. It's not out of the question that one of the top 3 QBs could be there at 1-6. Not at all.
The real question would be, do the Texans like all of the QBs? If so, let the teams above you determine which QB you take. If they're stuck on one guy, better take him at 1-1 and forget about getting cute.