610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston
BREAKING TEXANS NEWS:  Andre Johnson Reports To Training Camp Read More


Why The Texans Won’t Trade The Number One Pick

WILL GRUBB, SportsRadio 610
View Comments
(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

(credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Will Grubb Will Grubb
Will Grubb What I do for 610: Sports Flash Anchor/Reporter Age,...
Read More
Featured Items

77820352_8PHOTOS: The Bikini: from the '50s to Now

77820352_8Meet The 6-10s

77820352_8Best 7 Events At The Astrodome

77820352_8World Cup's Hottest Fans

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Will Deliver Pizza To You?!

77820352_8Photo: Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Famous Booty & Topless!

77820352_8Reporter Shot At While Covering A Homicide

77820352_8Do’s And Don’ts Of Kissing

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

Houston (CBS Houston) - As the NFL off-season continues to churn, opinions about the number one pick are aplenty.  One common train of thought, ‘trade the pick’, may not be as much of an option as most think.

Twice the Texans have had the number one pick, twice the Texans shopped the pick, and twice the Texans didn’t even get an offer.

“We never got one offer.” Casserley told The Triple Threat on Monday. “Certainly we shopped the pick because we do that to see what they are offering.”

2002 and 2006 have some similar qualities to the 2014 draft. Both classes included a ‘once in a generation’ pass rushing prospect (Julius Peppers in 2002 and Mario Williams 2006) and neither included a quarterback as highly rated as Andrew Luck.

As Casserly sees it, the number one pick can only be traded if the conditions are perfect.

“There has to be, usually, a quarterback that’s the Andrew Luck variety, the RG III variety that’s going to instigate a trade. That’s why you see so few (trades involving the number one pick).” Casserley said. “Usually what happens is, there’s enough good players that people don’t want to give up picks to go get the player that you’re going to have at one.”

Casserly is right, number one picks are rarely traded. But to not receive a single offer is pretty remarkable.

Get in contact with Will Grubb on Twitter – @WillGrubbRadio – or on Facebook – Will Grubb.

Latest Sports Stories:

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus