Some weeks ago I recall either Casserly or Capers making the comment that, drafting at the #13 spot, we would get value with the pick or, if they felt it was not there, would trade out of the position. Now with the re-signing of Payne, our starting DL is set with Walker, Payne and Smith. This seems to rule out drafting DL at #13 - it would not represent value. A player drafted this high should make an immediate impact. It also seems the team is not overly concerned with upgrading our OL with high round talent. Our starting DB's seem to be set with Robinson, Glenn, Earl and Coleman. The coaches seem satisfied with our receivers : Johnson, Gaffney, and Armstrong. There have been comments that the team is not interested in another "impact" receiver. I think the coaches feel Joppru is finally recovered and ready to make a contribution. They seem to be willing to go with our current TE's. This seems to leave two positions where the team might concentrate their attention as to getting the most value from our first pick : LB and RB. Although we have just signed Greenwood, the team has also given Foreman and Sharper permission to find other employment. This seems to leave a hole at one ILB position, although Wong could move inside. I haven't heard a word regarding the RB position. This in itself is suspicious to me. The coaches, I believe, are satisfied with DD, but they just may take a look at a quality RB they feel may be more durable - but not at #13, IMO. Finally, I would reconsider CB. With the importance of the position in today's game, and with the advancing age of Glenn, I think the team will give serious attention to this possibility with a high pick. When everything is taken into consideration, I think, if we do not trade down, our first pick will either be CB or ILB - and between these two, might the team seriously be targeting DJ? How about this scenerio: If DJ is still on the board after the Bears pick at #4, the Texans offering our #13 pick (1150 pts) + our #47 pick (430 pts) + our #109 pick (76 pts) (total:1656 pts) to move up to the #5 or #6 pick. This would leave the team with two third round picks plus maybe another 3rd for a Sharper trade. One might be used to add talent to the OL - Dan Buenning may still be on the board - and I like CB with another pick - Dominque Foxworth may still be there. Do you think the coaches are envisioning this starting LB rotation : Babin. Greenwood, Derrick Johnson and (Wong, Peek, Cheatwood)? For this presentation, I have not outlined my preferences, but rather what I've analyzed the Texans will do. Given all the statements and hints coming from the team, I think it's Johnson (trade up), CB (at #13) or trade down. The only real question, in my mind, is : if a targeted CB is available at #13, do we take him or trade down. And this will be strictly determined by the value obtained in trade. There simply may not be a significant offer by another team wanting to trade up. And since we have no way of knowing this, I am assuming such an offer is not made and we take the CB. Only if all targeted CB's are off the board will we take any other, less significant, offer to trade down.