Houston Texans Rumors: Team Considering Moving Up In NFL Draft?

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Feb 11, 2016 05:19 PM EST
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) looks up at the score clock against the San Diego Chargers."

The Houston Texans are in an interesting position heading into this off season.

They do not have a solid starting quarterback and Arian Foster needs to be constantly wrapped in bubble wrap because that may be the only way he makes it through a full season. Foster has been injury plagued for his entire football career, so it would be no shock to see the Texans frustrations with the situation boil over and they release him for cap space. Foster is expected to count $8 million plus against the cap and that is not acceptable for the Texans.

With around $29,569,427 in salary cap space the Texans could potentially make a couple of moves. They are currently considering all of their options when it comes to finding their next quarterback.

The Texans could use some of their playoff caliber roster to move up in this draft significantly. The Titans have expressed a desire to trade back however going from 22 to 1 overall is a steep climb indeed. The Titans do need a cornerback, safety, running back, and offensive tackle so it is possible a trade can happen here where both sides end up satisfied.

The Titans would likely want the Texans number 1 overall pick obviously along with Jonathan Joseph or/and Kareem Jackson. They could also be interested in Foster who the Texans are clearly tired of relying on. Other than those pieces trading down would be a difficult feat to pull off. The Texans have expressed interest in the top 5 quarterbacks in this draft so moving to any spot below 22 in the first round is possible.  

 

 

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