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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Did Texans give up too much?

I applaud the Houston Texans for not standing pat this offseason, they’ve certainly been aggressively pursuing talent. But is today’s trade for Matt Schaub worth TWO second-round picks AND swapping positions in the draft?

The Texans obviously think so.

From all accounts Schaub is a talented quarterback, but he’s seen limited action. The same can be said, however, of Texans backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels.

So why not keep David Carr and Rosenfels, draft a quarterback and let them battle it out for the starter’s job? That way, you don’t surrender TWO second-round picks and drop from No. 8 to No. 10 in the draft. And if Carr loses the starter’s job, he’ll be just as solid as any backup that's on the market.

There’s plenty of talent to be had in the second round. Remember NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year DeMeco Ryans?

And dropping in the draft could force the Texans to miss out on another franchise player. There will be talent at No. 10, to be sure. But there will be MORE talented players on the board at No.

Stay tuned.


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