Apr 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks before the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

How Texans Trading The Number One Pick Affects The Rams

Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces Luke Joeckel (Texas A

It was reported yesterday that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said that the team is willing to trading away the number one pick. “Maybe we’ll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player,” McNair said. “It’s an exciting time. Everything’s a moving target. Lot of different pieces.”

If the Texans are willing to trade away the number one overall pick it would mean that the first two picks in the 2014 NFL draft are up for grabs for any team willing to make the move.

How exactly does this affect the Rams? It very well could devalue the number two pick. If a team falls in love with Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, it would make more sense to move up to the first overall pick rather than chance the Texans taking Bridgewater by trading to the second overall pick.

It also could affect how much the number two overall pick is worth. If a team can’t make a deal with the Rams, there is always another option of trading up with the Texans. The Rams are no longer the only team willing to trade down.

In order to trade down, the Rams may have to take less than they had originally planned as teams now have another trade option.

Finding a trade partner to move up to number one or number two isn’t easy and there are only ever maybe one team that is willing to trade away the picks to do it. Giving teams the opportunity to move up high with two different teams, completely changes the value of these picks.

We know one thing is for certain, there are teams high up in the draft that want to move down, now it’s just a matter of finding a team willing to trade up and making a deal. The fact that the Rams now aren’t the only team willing to trade down, makes the situation a lot more interesting.

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  • Zachery Klausman

    Blaine I think that the texans owner is just talking out his behind to be quite frank! He is speaking on what he thinks but Bill O’Brien would not take this Head Coaching job without control of that #1 pick period. O’Brien is not gonna bank his job on another wash up qb he is going to want Teddy Bridgewater who young and solid at the QB position and a potential franchise QB who would not be expected to come in and carry this team. The Texans have a ton of weapons that Bridgewater could take advantage of. So I think the Rams pick will still hold a ton of value after this Texans smoke screen fades throughout the combine and teams do private workouts.

  • Gary Stewart

    blaine i have to agree with zachary but not completely first of all brett hundley announced he is going back to school thats one less qb for hou to fall back to as they trade down and while i do agree it makes things more interesting i believe as i said before the pressure is going to be time, as soon as hou takes bridgewater the rams have 10 mins to get a trade done but teams will indeed be frantic then IMO

  • Gary Stewart

    on another note regarding the 10 minutes to get the trade done my guess is the rams will have 1 trade worked out in advance then take a couple minutes to see if they think they can improve it i gives odds of a trade down at 80-85%