The latest buzz out of Houston is that the Texans aren’t ruling out the possibility of taking a quarterback in round one or two this spring.
The Texans have the 27th overall pick in round one, and Houston head coach Gary Kubiak didn’t deny they’re always on the lookout for a long term answer at quarterback.
“I think in this league, you’re always looking for that young quarterback that you think is going to be a 10, 12-year player in this league and be very successful,” Kubiak said last week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The Houston Texans team website points out that the club has typically selected quarterbacks in the latter rounds of late as evidenced by the picks of T.J. Yates, a fifth-rounder (2007) and Alex Brink, a seventh rounder (2008).
For what it’s worth there are currently four quarterbacks on Houston’s roster.
In all likelihood the Texans are feigning interest in a quarterback in a possible effort to stimulate trade talk where they sit at the bottom of round one, knowing the scenario exists where a quarterback needy team might trade up into the bottom of round one to land a better value at the quarterback position.
Tags: 2013 NFL draft, Houston Texans
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