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Johnny Manziel could allow Texans to trade No. 1 pick

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09:38 AM ET 01.05 | The Texans have the No. 1 pick in the May draft and need a quarterback. If they stay put, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater is considered the best in this quarterback class. But the Texans are open to trading the pick. "Maybe we'll trade down and still get a quarterback that can do the job and get an outstanding defensive player," Texans owner Bob McNair said. "It's an exciting time. Everything's a moving target. Lot of different pieces." If Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel declares for the draft, it would be a natural for the Texans to move down a few spots, add some extra picks, and take Johnny Football.

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January 5, 2014  09:42 AM ET

[i]Lower May Not Be Better, Bros./[i]

January 5, 2014  09:43 AM ET

LOL..You're slipping there a bit ILLA...Hangover today?

January 5, 2014  09:48 AM ET

If the Texans decide to trade the number one pick, Cleveland would be a good trading partner with two first round picks and they are also looking for a QB.

January 5, 2014  09:53 AM ET

Seeing He's from Tyler, Texas, the Texans trading his pick might make him go back to school:)

January 5, 2014  10:06 AM ET

Dumb article, dumb assumptions.

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January 5, 2014  10:20 AM ET

Teams with that first pick are still hung over from what the Redskins gave up to get RG. Not going to happen like that again. If Houston is realistic, they can trade it, if they think 3 ones and a 2 and what ever else Danny Snyder threw in is out there, then they pick first..

January 5, 2014  10:20 AM ET
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Gotta say, there is part of me that would love to see Johnny Football in Houston.

Me too. I'd love to see the kid help turn things around in Houston, but I just don't see him surviving in the NFL.

January 5, 2014  10:25 AM ET

I seem to remember other college QBs who set the college world on fire and underwhelmed in the pros.

January 5, 2014  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If the Texans decide to trade the number one pick, Cleveland would be a good trading partner with two first round picks and they are also looking for a QB.

NO!

January 5, 2014  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

NO!

Not going to happen. Houston has some some serious problems of their own to figure out before they try to get cute in the draft. Schaub is on the books for $10 million next year and still has $12 million in guaranteed money due him. That $66 million five year contract they threw at him ain't going away and they have told the world he is a bum....


Cleveland should keep their first round picks, offer Houston a 3 pick for Schaub and use their picks to get better talent. If Houston picks a QB first on draft day they would jump at that deal. Teams get stupid on draft day just to pick more that day.

January 5, 2014  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If the Texans decide to trade the number one pick, Cleveland would be a good trading partner with two first round picks and they are also looking for a QB.

Who would Cleveland take at the QB position if they had 1st pick?

January 5, 2014  10:53 AM ET

it would be a natural for the Texans to move down a few spots, add some extra picks, and take Johnny Football.


Assuming he's still on the board...

Not that I believe Manziel is worth a first round pick. Last thing any team needs is a diva at quarterback.

January 5, 2014  10:56 AM ET

A team should only play this kind of game if they do not need a quarterback. Since Houston does need a quarterback, wouldn't it make sense to get the best one and not take a gamble on a good, but risky, player?

Do this if your number 1 need is a lineman, or a receiver or whatever. Quarterback is way too important to fool around with.

January 5, 2014  10:56 AM ET
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Teams with that first pick are still hung over from what the Redskins gave up to get RG. Not going to happen like that again. If Houston is realistic, they can trade it, if they think 3 ones and a 2 and what ever else Danny Snyder threw in is out there, then they pick first..

I wouldn't say never...Wait for Jones and Davis (jr) to win a couple super bowls and re-assume GM duties.
Manziels got potential-but in the way Philip Rivers did (does). If he can land in Houston and play a year or two behind Schaub (as they get worth from his contract) or Keenum before starting-that'd bring him down to earth a little bit more.
That being said I'd look for Texans to unload Schaub onto a QB needy team (Cleveland) and draft Manziel.

January 5, 2014  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

A team should only play this kind of game if they do not need a quarterback. Since Houston does need a quarterback, wouldn't it make sense to get the best one and not take a gamble on a good, but risky, player?Do this if your number 1 need is a lineman, or a receiver or whatever. Quarterback is way too important to fool around with.

Houston fool around with a QB?
never...

On the plus side they just want to get the most out of their pick. If it doesn't pan out right (both QB's get taken they can land one of the unsung gems in 3rd round where QB's should be taken) then they always have an aditional 2nd or 3rd round pick to go with their shiny new mid-round pick that they can use on a high-profile (and non-existent this draft) safety.

January 5, 2014  11:00 AM ET

Texans can NOT pass on Clowney. Forget Manziel, the only people who think he can play or survive in the NFL as a sub 220 lbs QB is the media.

January 5, 2014  11:07 AM ET
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I wouldn't say never...Wait for Jones and Davis (jr) to win a couple super bowls and re-assume GM duties.Manziels got potential-but in the way Philip Rivers did (does). If he can land in Houston and play a year or two behind Schaub (as they get worth from his contract) or Keenum before starting-that'd bring him down to earth a little bit more.That being said I'd look for Texans to unload Schaub onto a QB needy team (Cleveland) and draft Manziel.

You are right. I should end such comments with " but it only takes one."

 
January 5, 2014  11:09 AM ET
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Texans can NOT pass on Clowney. Forget Manziel, the only people who think he can play or survive in the NFL as a sub 220 lbs QB is the media.

There has to be serious questions about Manziel and his size and that he makes plays by running around to throw. Big move up the food chain when NFL defenses are after you.

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