Tampa Bay makes the call Thursday night when Texans are on the clock & offers exchanging Texans #1 overall pick, for their #1 this year 7th overall, 2nd 38th overall plus their own second rounder 2015 (projected middle rounder). First would you do this? Tampa would love to add Clowney to their DL. If Texans don't accept offer expect them to offer same package to St. Louis (if Texans don't take Clowney). I really don't want to or like to include a trade down mock draft but this year seems unique & Texans may wind up selecting highest graded prospect but not biggest need, so in effort to still take bpa while maximizing #1 overall selection there is a good chance Rick Smith would pull the trigger on just such a deal even if the return is not a huge haul as in past years, like what Washington gave up to get RG3. So here is how this unfolds, for you, my comrades in draft arms to decipher, analylize & discuss our options. ty 4 fb 1. Tampa (via Houston) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina 6-5 266 2. St Louis - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn 6-5 332 3. Jacksonville - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville 6-2 214 4. Cleveland - Sammie Watkins, WR, Clemson 6-1 211 5. Oakland - Blake Bortles, QB, UCF 6-5 232 6. Atlanta - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M 6-5 308 7th. Houston - Khalil Mack, LB/DE, Buffalo, 6-3 252 Texans also have option to still take Manziel as well. Expect Minnesota to select Johnny #8 but if they don't he could fall a ways, in that case Rick Smith would have firepower to trade back up & get him. Khalil is still a bit raw to me but possess very fabric that all great LB seem to flash, natural instincts for the ball that make him virtually unstoppable & disruptive. Trio of JJ Watt a healthy Brian Cushing & Khalil Mack would fix Texans pass rush & return this defense back into legitimate contender material. 33rd overall) - Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame, 6-5 304 Bookend to JJ Watt, replacing departed via free agency Antonio Smith. Only reason still on board is because they detected a small fracture in his left foot. He had successful surgery & expected a full recovery in 6-8 weeks. He had 7.5 sacks last season after posting 12 as a sophomore in 2012 which would be a nice compliment to Watt. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/...n-tuitt-tracks-path-to-the-nfl-part-ii-031414 38th overall) (via Tampa Bay) - Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Alabama, 6-7 322 Porjects as a RT in the NFL only & some medical concerns hence his stock has slid further than once thought, but he would be a nice fit playing RT in void left by Newton & his poor performances last season. Has ideal size, wingspan to defend even against speed in pass pro plus gives Texans ability to run a more power scheme under O'Brian. Nice tandem next to Brooks to be feared. 3rd. rd.) - DaQuan Jones, NT, Penn State, 6-4 322 O'Brian knows his character & work ethic. Big body Crennel likes to play NT. Fires off the snap and engages quickly. Is difficult to displace and has a strong upper body. Able to control blocks and locate the ball. Plays with a load in his hands, can engage double teams & presses blockers. Does have a Wilfork like bull rush and collapses the pocket. Is athletic and redirects well for a big man. Flashes disruptive ability and dominates at times, creating production for teammates. 4th. rd.) - Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh, 6-4 228 Developmental QB with franchise size & arm strength of Bill O'Brian to mold. Remains to be seen at this juncture in the road who will be Texans starting QB. So far no FA QB signing, maybe Texans work out a trade with Oakland where they eat most of Matt Schaub contract in exchange for McGloin instead of waiting to release as a June 1st cut as laid out here - http://torotimes.com/2014/03/15/matt-schaub-matt-mcgloin-qb-thoughts/ regardless Savage in a couple years could be the starting QB for Houston Texans worthy of this selection here/now. 5th. rd.) - DeAnthony Thomas, RB/WR/RETURNER. Oregon, 5-9 174 Stronger than you think, can run between tackles, excellent hands out of the backfield, offers speed as slot receiver (ran 4.34 pro-day). Electric return skills, nicknamed the black mamba for reason. I feel boards are grossly under rating him, he is a special player now with a chip on his shoulder who has speed to develop on this roster as a deep threat. His RB background also serves him well because he carriers the ball high & tight very secure on returns making it difficult to strip, well you know how that goes. 5th. rd. comp.) - Max Bullough, ILB, Michigan State, 6-3 249 Impressive football intelligence with good bloodlines. Third-team AP All-American. First-team All-Big Ten. Big, tough, experienced, durable, competitive ILB, that Crennel covets, like coach on the field, Bullough is a throwback talent whose instincts and technique will have to compensate for athletic limitations for him to win a starting role next to Cushing. 6th. rd.) - AC Leonard, TE/Athlete, Tennessee State, 6-2 252 Ran a 4.50 @ the combine, 34" vertical & 10' 8" BJ which is a good measure of his explosiveness. He also did 20 reps which isn't but two off what Clowney did, w/33" arms. Developmental pick, O'Brian can develop ala Aaron Hernandez (6-2 245 4.60). 6th. rd. comp.) - Bene Bewikere, CB, San Jose State, 5-11 195 Is a two-time first-team all-conference pick (MWC and WAC) plus height weight ratio, led team with 5 INT's also stout against the run, 5th on team. Looking to add him into nickle mix to replace former 6th rd. pick Brice McCain who just left via free agency. Ran a 4.63 @ combine expect him to improve pro day March 19th should break 4.60 closer to 4.55, not a barn burner but smooth hips & ability to jump out of ERG good value this late in draft. 7th. rd.) - Keith Price, QB, Washington, 6-1 202 Athletic, good arm strength uses his mobility played in shadow of Russell Wilson in Seattle. Price has a good relationship with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They became friends when Wilson reached out to Price shortly after he arrived in Seattle in 2012 as a rookie. Price has called Wilson "a great guy, a great mentor." While Wilson was very good protecting the ball @ Wisconsin Price often tries too hard to fit into tight windows, forcing the ball & throwing deep balls up for grabs. His primary target was TE Seferian-Jenkins especially around the goal line, never impressed with OL in pass pro much better power running game & just handing off to Bishop Sankey who I absolutely love but feel carriers a 2nd rd. grade.