Report: Texans “Trying Hard” To Trade No. 1 Overall Pick, Bills Could Have Interest



John McClain of the Houston Chronicle mentions that there is “no way” the Texans trade down to No. 9 overall with the Bills.


According to Dan Pompei of the Bleacher Report, “word from the NFL meetings” is that the Houston Texans are “trying hard” to trade their No. 1 overall selection.

  • Pompei adds that the Texans would like to trade back and acquire extra picks in the process.

Interestingly enough, Pompei’s sources have mentioned that they “might have a trade partner” in the Buffalo Bills.

Pompei mentions that the Bills “appear” to be willing to trade up, however, it remains unclear as to who they could be targeting.

Some believe they would move up for a quarterback,” Pompei writes. “They also could make good use of an offensive tackle such as Greg Robinson. And it would be something to see them pair Mario Williams with either Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack.”

There has been some buzz that the Texans could try to trade out of the No. 1 overall spot and take a quarterback at a later point in the draft, but it’s really surprising to hear that the Bills could be a team with interest in moving up, especially for a quarterback.

The Bills hold the No. 9 overall pick, so it would probably cost them quite a bit to move to No. 1 overall.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has maintained all along that the Texans are taking a quarterback, and given that it’s hard to pinpoint the value of this year’s quarterback prospects in relation to other players like Clowney and Robinson, it could make a good deal of sense for Houston to move back and see who’s available to them at a later point in the draft.

We’ll be hearing a lot more regarding the Texans and the No. 1 pick in the draft over the next month.

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