According to Dianna Russini, the Texans have inquired with some teams about potentially moving back into the first round.
Texans HC Bill O’Brien has shown he’s clearly not afraid to make controversial moves and could try to recoup a first-round selection after he traded away Houston’s 2020 first as part of the massive package that secured LT Laremy Tunsil.
The Texans have the No. 40 overall pick in the second round and could try to jump back in with one of several teams looking to trade out of the back of the first round.
The Titans are one of those teams, while other teams like the Seahawks, 49ers and Chiefs have also been linked as candidates to move back.
As for who Houston could be targeting, O’Brien has talked about how losing DT D.J. Reader to the Bengals left a hole on defense. They could also be looking at a wide receiver or for help in the secondary.
However, it might be difficult to move up without mortgaging future picks, as Houston’s only other early pick is No. 90 in the third round after they traded a second-round pick for WR Brandin Cooks.
Even then, the Texans also don’t have first or second-round picks in 2021 as part of trading for Tunsil. Houston still has its third-round pick next year as well as a 2021 fourth from Arizona coming from the DeAndre Hopkins trade.
ESPN’s Sarah Barshop says it would likely take packaging a veteran player with Houston’s second-round pick to get back into the first.
We’ll have more on the Texans as the news is available.