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Could the Houston Texans trade the first pick in the NFL draft?

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The Houston Texans have earned the first pick in the 2014 NFL draft by virtue of their terrible 2013 season. Bill O'Brien's team could select from the cream of the college crop in May but reports say they don't even want the pick.

A report from Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report says that the Texans are indeed looking to trade out of the number one pick in order to obtain more draft choices and strengthen the depth of their roster.

Pompei writes: "Word from the NFL meetings is the Texans are trying hard to deal the first pick in the draft. They want to move down and acquire extra selections. Sources say they might have a trade partner in the Bills, who appear interested in moving up."

The Texans would also be interested in the move as there does not appear to be a consensus number one pick. The draft class is a collection of quarterbacks, who come with mixed reviews and a couple of defensive studs which the Texans are not necessarily in need of.

However, it seems strange that the Buffalo Bills would be the team to partner the Texans in such a trade. They drafted a quarterback in E.J Manuel last season and seem likely to continue with him going forward. Their pass rush department contributed well in 2013 with 57 total team sacks.

Most analysts seem to think that the Bills would be targeting Khalil Mack in such a move, but would it really make sense for the Bills to give up so much for just a linebacker?

Time will tell if this move comes to fruition, but reports that the Texans are even considering a move would point to them not being too keen on any of the prospects at the top of this draft.

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