Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports believes the Houston Texans will ultimately be forced to drop their asking price for the No. 1 overall pick.
Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that the Texans are asking for an Robert Griffin III-like package of picks in return for the top overall selection.
There’s no way that’s happening without a consensus franchise quarterback.
- La Canfora mentions that the Falcons are still exploring the idea of trading up, but want to keep their 2014 second round pick and have “plenty of options.“
- According La Canfora, Atlanta could trade up to No. 2 overall with the Rams and take Buffalo LB Khalil Mack.
This, of course, hurts the Texans leverage in trade talks. La Canfora believes the Texans may only be able to get a 2015 first-round pick and a 2014 third-round selection from the Falcons.
There is a lot of trade rumors circulating right now, so it appears any and everything is still on the board as of now.
We’ll have more updates as the news is available.