Imagine your favorite team getting the next Robert Quinn in Clowney and then a "franchise QB'' later in the draft. Wouldn't that just make you giddy with joy for your team?
Well, that exact scenario could happen with the Texans. Seriously. Here come the QB's that could be in store for the Texans in the 2nd round.
Many draft experts including Mel Kiper have heard from multiple sources that there will be a QB's who are not loved by many teams right now, at least not loved enough to be picked in the first. Charlie Campbell reported recently that some scouting directors and NFC executives are calling Teddy Bridgewater " a fourth round talent" and will fall out of the first round. The most pro-ready QB in the draft will fall out of the first? That's preposterous, but the Texans will love it if he's still up there when it is their turn to pick at the top of the 2nd round.
Blake Bortles is a good option also to get if he falls that far, but according to Charlie Campbell, the Bucs will pick him at 7 if he drops to them. It makes sense for them; Josh McCown is super old and Mike Glennon doesn't look like the answer there in Tampa Bay. The Vikings are also in talks to move up with the Rams to draft Bortles(that worked out so well for Washington last time, right?)
Well if Manziel falls that far, you have to pick him right? Heisman trophy winner as a FRESHMAN. One of the most polarizing college players in recent years. Local guy wanting to play for a Texas team. Even got Drake to make a song about him. You better believe he will sell tickets. Will the Texans go that route though? Is he the QB prototype for new head coach Bill O'Brien? Recent history would say no. Also don't forget Cleveland has two first rounders this year from the Trent Richardson deal so look for them to grab a WR with their first pick and then Manziel if he is there at No.26. Cleveland is currently working out Manziel right now and will meet with him on Sunday.
Following up with some of the teams that need QB's in the top half of the draft, 3 of them had Derek Carr at No. 2 on their list. A couple of teams feel that he is the most polished passer in the draft. A couple of teams are looking at him with him going as high as No.5 to the Raiders and No. 8 to the Vikings. These are the same teams that are luke warm on Manziel and Bridgewater. What would this mean for Houston if they got him? Pitchforks would be coming to Rick Smith's office(ANOTHER CARR??! NOOOO!) Flashes of his brother who was taken No.1(over Julius Peppers nonetheless) would be coming back to every Texans fan. No Texans fan will ever stomach the thought of Carr 2.0. Will he be better than his brother? I would think so but this will not sit well with Texans fans.