Texans secured top pick after disastrous season this year.
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has revealed that he is willing to discuss the possibility of trading the No.1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.
The Texans secured the top pick with a league-worst 2-14 record this season and as a result fired coach Gary Kubiak on December 6, before announcing the appointment of Billy O’Brien as his replacement on Friday.
Quarterback Matt Schaub and young back-up Case Keenum are likely to depart, with the latter starting eight games this past year but failed to win any of them.
However, McNair has insisted that he may be interested in trading down in order land a defensive player and a quarterback to fill the needs of the franchise.
“Maybe we’ll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player,” McNair said Friday, according to ESPN.
“It’s an exciting time. Everything’s a moving target. Lot of different pieces.”
This is the third time that the Texans have had the No.1 overall pick and it has coincided with a new head coach being hired each time.
In 2002, the Texans used their pick to land quarterback David Carr, while in 2006 they took pass-rusher Mario Williams.
However, neither enjoyed winning seasons with the team and combined for 10-22, and McNair is keen to avoid repeating the same mistakes and will assess both the situation and draft field before making a decision.
“We’ll rank it, we’ll value it, and we’ll make good choices if the opportunity presents itself to move back because it is a very valuable pick, and we’ll entertain those as well,” he added.