2014 NFL Draft: Texans rumored to be looking to trade No. 1 pick

Thomas B. Shea

Why would Houston want to deal the first round pick is an interesting question. Why the team Dan Pompei's report suggests as a trade partner wants it is even more interesting.

Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report dropped a line in his column Friday indicating the Houston Texans are in the market to trade the top pick in the 2014 draft, and lists the Buffalo Bills as a possible partner.
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. It is unclear who the Bills would want in a trade-up scenario. Some believe they would move up for a quarterback. They also could make good use of an offensive tackle such as Greg Robinson. And it would be something to see them pair Mario Williams with either Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack.
Buffalo drafted E.J. Manuel last season, making it seem unlikely they'd want to move up to get another quarterback now. With a rich crop of defensive players available, that would seem logical as well, but Buffalo is a strong defensive team. An offensive playmaker might make more sense for them now, if they were to move up from No. 9 overall.

They'll likely see wide receiver Mike Evans available with the No. 9 pick.

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