WHY HOUSTON WON’T DRAFT REGGIE BUSH Reason 1: Domanick Davis out of the top 30 Running Backs in the NFL right now, only 4 have rushed for 1,000 yards their first 3 seasons: LaDainian Tomlinson, Clinton Portis, Curtis Martin, and DOMANICK DAVIS. Now, compare all of those Offensive Lines and look at who has had the worst out of all those 4. Davis has done amazing his first 4 seasons, getting 4471 receiving and rushing yards in 3 seasons behind a horrible line. I don’t see Reggie Bush being this productive early on with Houston’s O Line. It’s a miracle Davis is going to get his 3rd 1000 yard rushing season with this O Line and he’s averaging over 4 yards per carry. Reason 2: Trade Value This year, Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush will be in the draft making that number 1 spot a huge value. Like 2004, this year has some good talent so there will be a lot more trading up. Because of that, teams will be willing to give up a lot more than usual to trade up to the top 5 to get the player that they want. And As we all know, Houston has a lot more need elsewhere at several other positions so why wouldn’t they trade down to get a lot of picks to draft with? Reason 3: Salary Domanick Davis signed a 5 year $22 million dollar contract extension, pretty much locking him up at the RB spot. The first overall pick usually gets about 5 – 6 years for anywhere from $40 - $54 million dollars. If this is so, Houston would have 5 years and about $70 million dollars tied up between 2 players! Reason 4: Other Needs Houston has serious needs at OL, TE, DL, LB, CB, and S so why would Houston draft a player that DOESN’T fit into any of these positions? Houston has too many other needs to draft a Running Back in this year’s draft. Houston is ranked 31st offensively and 30th defensively so unless Bush could go both ways, then he doesn’t solve any needs of ours. Plus, like I explained in reason 1, Domanick Davis is a great Running Back. Reason 5: Because They Said So! I can’t remember where I heard it from, but I heard that if Houston got the number 1 pick, that they would trade down. Houston is also a very trustworthy franchise compared to a few others. In other words: the glass slipper DOESN’T fit the foot.