Texans Trade Up BIG

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  1. Blake

    Blake MMQB

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    I have come to the conclusion that the Texans have 2 choices. Take Nick Perry @ 26, then trade up in the 2nd to snag whichever WR dropped out of the first round, or trade the house for Justin Blackmon.

    Texans mimic last years Julio Jones trade up and swap with the St. Louis Rams who have already cashed in from the Washington Redskins.

    Rams Get:
    2012 Round 1: #26 overall.
    2012 Round 2: #58 overall.
    2012 Round 4: #121 overall.
    2013 Round 1: #XX overall.

    Texans Get:
    2012 Round 1: #6 overall.

    1.6) Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
    Blackmon has 3300 yards and 38 touchdowns on 233 catches over the past 2 seasons. Not to mention 2 Biletnikoff trophies. He will excel as WR#2 and fill in at WR#1 if AJ ever gets injured. I have been watching this guy make plays for 2 years and I would not flinch if this deal, or even a little more was made.



    Texans still have picks in round 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 this year.
     
  2. kiwitexansfan

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  3. TexCanada

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    We have way too many holes to fill to give up picks IMO
     
  4. Hardcore Texan

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    No thanks. I love Blackmon, but no way I would do this.
     
  5. Wolf6151

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    In this scenario I'd stay put and take Nick Perry at #26. Blackmon is the best receiver this year but he's not Julio Jones, who I think is a much better WR, and not worth giving up all those picks.
     
  6. ChampionTexan

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    I wouldn't have done it for Julio Jones if I were the Falcons, and while Blackmon's the best WR in this year's draft class, I think Jones was and is a better prospect.
     
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    Same here. The only player I'd give up that many high picks for would be a QB.
     
  8. ckhouston

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    That would be real nice ... except we arent a passing offense.
     


  9. NitroGSXR

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    Why I outta kick yer azz!! I thought we actually traded up. Lol.
     
  10. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    Yeah, we should do this, but instead take Tannehill.

    :kitten:
     
  11. Playoffs

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    No. Silly.

    Blackmon can't touch Julio Jones or AJ Green.
     
  12. badboy

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    Absolutely no way nor do I want an OLB in first. We need a starter and a hole filler like Fleener who can play TE and WR. If I were Rams I'd laugh at that offer for #6 as picks too low in each round.
     
  13. gg no re

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    The title of the thread gave me a heart attack.
     
  14. Lucky

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    While Jones proved to be a very good WR, and should get better, the trade did nothing for the Falcons. They could have taken Torrey Smith (who had similar production) and still be able to get help for their offensive or defensive line in this draft.

    Only QBs are worth trading future picks for. And even then, you've got to be sure and a little lucky. No way do the Texans trade their draft for a WR.
     
  15. Brisco_County

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    I say we trade all those picks for Tannehill, pick up Vince Young, trade Schaub and Andre for RG3, and rotate all three QB's to get a lock on the Big 12 South market.

    Or we can take Perry at #26.
     
  16. Texecutioner

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    The Texans aren't aggressive like this any way. You're right that they would never do this for a WR or even a QB for that matter. They're a play it safe organization.
     
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    All right! Uh wait who we gonna throw the ball to? No AJ, OD and Walter will be triple teamed as no one else can catch. We will be a running team for sure but then we will not need a passing QB so I guess 3 will be the Running Man.
     
  18. beerlover

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    While I agree with you that trading for Julio didn't net return expected it's just one year, rookie year in fact. This was a long term deal to ensure Matt Ryan had a premium WR & Roddy White good as he is, like Andre, will naturally decline with age.
     
  19. Doppelganger

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    But atl gave up way too much. Torey smith was just as good and could have been had at atl's pick.

    #6: Cleveland → Atlanta. (D) Cleveland traded this pick to Atlanta for Atlanta's first (27th overall, which later became #26), second (59th) and fourth-rounder (124th) and also Atlanta's first- and fourth-round selections in 2012.

    Way too much.
     
  20. badboy

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    ATL gave up too much for Jones imo but no way will Torey SMith have same career as Julio. Let's give both another two years.
     

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