In McClains latest article there were a few things that stood out to me. 1.) If a defensive player the Texans like falls, they could trade up a couple of spots. If they get an offer they cant resist to trade down, thats a possibility, too. This is the first I have heard that trading up is a possibility. Of course I think this is McClain speculating. 2.) Obviously, thats important, Kubiak said. We went the Cedric Benson route in free agency, and it didnt work out. Its a little nerve-racking, but you cant force something. At least we know we have a good young one in Slaton. Hopefully, something good will happen there. Its nerve-racking for Kubiak because, in all likelihood, hes going to have to rely on a rookie running back for the second year in a row. If we can add another one, either somebody whose style is close to Steves or someone a little different, that would make us better, Kubiak said. The perfect complement is a bigger, more physical guy whos good in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Wed love to draft a back who turns out to be as good as Steve. And were not looking for a guy whos just a backup player. It takes two backs to get through a season. In a perfect game, maybe you could say (Slaton) gets 22 touches and the other gets 10 or 12. When you go after him, you have to pick somebody you think is capable of starting a few games. For Steve to hold up for 15 games was amazing. Hopefully, thatll continue, but you have to be prepared just in case. Seems Kubiack is worried more than we thought about getting another RB. 3.) The Texans wont be drafting a running back in the first round. Their backs are different because they play in the zone scheme in which the back makes one cut and takes off. Slaton had never played it, but he excelled in it. Did McClain just say that Slaton never played in a ZB offense before????? Do youre homework McClain. Slaton played at West Virginia who copied Denvers ZB scheme years ago and ran it Slatons entire career there. 4.) As far as where we might get that back, well, you dont know that until you evaluate the draft and set your board and see how many good ones you have rated to go in what round, Kubiak said. If there are eight backs you really like, then you know youll probably have to go in the first three rounds to get one. If there are 15, then you might be able to wait until the fourth or fifth rounds. I found this interesting. Kinda gives us an insight of how they aproacch the draft.