If J. Thomas or A. Peterson are already gone at #8, I would like to see us make a trade with New England. They have the 24th and 28th picks. Our 8th=1500 pts and their 24th=800pts and 28th=700pts combined equal 1500pts. This would be an equal trade by trade chart values. (NE #28 may change to due to playoff outcome) New England will be in the market for a new stud safety and the top safety Laron Landy LSU should still be on the board at #8. With #24 and #28 the Texans could draft an OT and S or OLB. Here are a few names that MIGHT drop to 24 and or 28. OT J. Staley, C. Mich. * T. Ugho, Ark R. Harris, N.D. A. Spears, Tenn. S M. Griffin, Tex. B. Meriweather, Mia. E. Weddle, Utah * OLB P. Posluszny, Penn St. * L. Thomas, Fla. St. R. Alexander, Okla. * are my choices if possible I know that some of these players will be taken by the time #24 comes around, however if Thomas and Peterson are not there at #8 can you say that any 1 player on the board would be better for the Texans than 2 of the above mentioned? I used T,S and LB because I think we will get a CB and DT in free agency. I think the only players the Texans should consider at #8 are Thomas and Peterson and if taken then look to trade, this is one option.