Distributor of Pain
I would trade the pick. I know this has been discussed, but I can't believe the Texans are even considering Bush or Young. They have a QB and an RB there already that could likely do nice things if given the opportunity to play behind a halfway decent offensive line. If I were the Texans, I would broker a deal with the Jets. the Jets have the pick where Ferguson slots in, and they need a replacement RB to Martin and a ticket-selling gate attraction in the worst way. They would clearly move up to grab Bush.If I'm Houston, I tell the Jets to package their early second round pick with another, or future draft pick, to move up in to the middle-end of round 1. I then trade the rights to Bush to New York for the #4 pick, the acquired first-rounder, and John Abraham. The Jets would likely not be able to re-sign Abraham and sign Bush to a megabucks contract, so they'd be looking to move Abraham anyway. This gives Houston a legitimate pass-rushing threat (no Houston DL had more than 4 sacks last year) and 3 of the top 33 picks. Imagine being able to draft, for example, D'Brickshaw Ferguson, Marcus McNeill, and Max-Jean Gilles? Or Ferguson, Gilles, and Whitworth, for that matter?They could completely revamp the offensive line and give the guys they've already got locked up long-term (Carr, Davis) a chance to succeed behind an NFL-caliber line. In a few years, they could have the best OL in all of football. In addition, they would dramatically upgrade the defense. Wouldn't this make a lot more sense than drafting a second RB with a similar skill set to the one they already have? Wouldn't it make more sense than trading away their franchise QB for another Rb with a history of drug problems and drafting a raw, unorthodox QB whose game may or may not translate to the pros?It may not be the "sexy" move, but it would go ten times farther in terms of curing their ills. Taking another route will doom the franchise to mediocrity or worse for at least the next 5 years or so.What do you think?