NFL Trade Rumors: Texans Shopping Top Pick; Coveting Khalil Mack?

Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Texans may want to move down form the No. 1 spot in this year's NFL draft.

With the NFL Draft now just two weeks away, the Houston Texans are close to making their final decision as to what to do with the first pick in this year's draft. Though many expect them to take South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney, some believe they still may end up trading the pick.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes there is a "good chance" the Texans trade down from the No. 1 overall pick:

Andre Johnson has already said he believes Houston should trade the top overall pick. On Monday, Peter King cited a friend of Texans general manager Rick Smith who claims the team likes Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack over Clowney.

While it's easy to say this could all be just a smokescreen, the Texans don't really need to hide their intentions while holding the top pick. They're in a position to let everyone know what they wanting to do in hopes they'll come to the Texans with a sweet enough offer to move up to the No. 1 spot.

Perhaps, the news of them favoring Mack will force another team who covets him to swap picks with the Texans to secure his services.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker