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Report: Texans are locked in on pick, not expecting trade

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With the clock creeping slowly toward the first pick in the draft, the Texans have reportedly made up their mind.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Texans are “locked in” on their player of choice, and “not expecting a trade.”

This is kind of like when the guy at the car lot says, “I don’t know, let me go talk to the finance guy and see if I can do any better.”

If someone wants to make a deal with the Texans, it will take one phone call. A call which will take far fewer than five hours to consummate. A call which has been made, in various manners, over the last few weeks.

What the Texans are doing is calling last call. There’s still time to get a drink, if you want one.

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34 Responses to “Report: Texans are locked in on pick, not expecting trade”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 8, 2014 3:02 PM

    We have contact.

  2. bigkountry24 says: May 8, 2014 3:02 PM

    Quit the games everyone will you and lets start the draft already and stop speculating geesh! Clowney is going #1…next?

  3. irishinyourface says: May 8, 2014 3:02 PM

    so that means they are definitely trading

  4. pocketsstraight says: May 8, 2014 3:02 PM

    Which of course means that the texans want to trade, and are begging someone to up their offer.

  5. El Pollo Loco says: May 8, 2014 3:04 PM


  6. dezbryant says: May 8, 2014 3:05 PM

    Ok then i want them to pick in the first 30 seconds. These teams take forever to draft. Dont give me they are fielding trade offers.

  7. tvjules says: May 8, 2014 3:07 PM

    Bortles. The surprise of the night begins with the first pick.

  8. HotHotHeat says: May 8, 2014 3:09 PM


  9. dickjagger says: May 8, 2014 3:11 PM

    I thought the Texans GM Rick Smith had his mind made up weeks ago? I remember that article being published everywhere (just like this ones probably going to be.) GRRR! Let’s get this thing going already!

  10. craniator says: May 8, 2014 3:11 PM

    The Texans just aren’t being realistic ; demanding three number ones for the first pick only works when you have an Andrew Luck/RGIII coming out.

  11. DicksSportingWoods says: May 8, 2014 3:12 PM

    They should move the draft to next week. I need more time to look at mock drafts.

  12. geefan1 says: May 8, 2014 3:13 PM

    It seemed pretty clear when their supposed asking price leaked yesterday that they weren’t serious about a trade.

  13. touchdownroddywhite says: May 8, 2014 3:19 PM

    Translation: “We’re not getting the offer we want, so we’re applying some last minute pressure”

  14. skedoozy says: May 8, 2014 3:19 PM

    AKA no one wanted to pay the price.

  15. ridingwithnohandlebars says: May 8, 2014 3:21 PM

    Who else wishes we could drag this out for another couple of weeks?

  16. claymatthewscromagnonforehead says: May 8, 2014 3:21 PM

    Ryan Leaf

  17. slugbaitspace says: May 8, 2014 3:24 PM

    “There’s still time to get a drink, if you want one.”

    I’ve been planning for weeks on having a draft for the draft. A nice IPA, perhaps.

  18. joeblowsintoronto says: May 8, 2014 3:27 PM

    Mack will be there pick, mark it down.

  19. banlarson says: May 8, 2014 3:32 PM

    After 6 months of draft coverage nobody even knows who the 1st pick is or who anyone in the top 10 will select. What we need is more mock drafts and speculation. 5 more hours and the insanity stops.

  20. pooflingingmonkey says: May 8, 2014 3:36 PM

    I still think Atlanta trades up to get Clowney.

  21. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: May 8, 2014 3:41 PM

    I’ve been planning for weeks on having a draft for the draft. A nice IPA, perhaps.


  22. djaehne says: May 8, 2014 3:43 PM

    Manziel, finally number one.

  23. djaehne says: May 8, 2014 3:44 PM

    5 more hours and the insanity stops….

    Nope, 5 more hours and the inanity begins.

  24. SAV says: May 8, 2014 3:46 PM

    Khalil Mack if Texans keep it, Clowney if they trade it.

    Mack is a freak beast animal future HOFer ready to dominate in the NFL like none other at 6’5″ built like the incredible hulk and the speed to burn. Clowney looks like a child next to him.

  25. fissels says: May 8, 2014 3:48 PM

    O’Brien wants a QB. It’s Bortles.

  26. cowboyhater says: May 8, 2014 3:59 PM

    Cowboys are trading Tony Romo, this year’s and next year’s 1st round picks to get Manziel……

  27. sportzpig says: May 8, 2014 4:12 PM

    I can’t believe the draft is already here!

    My how time flies….

  28. bworacle says: May 8, 2014 4:15 PM

    The Texans have made only 2 great picks in the first round Andre Johnson and JJ Watt (2-3 that were decent). Looks like they are going to screw up again and take future disaster Clowney. Hey morons, you had the 30-32nd offense last year and a top 10 defense. You need a QB. Rick, be your own man — don’t let others tell you who to pick.

  29. chargrz says: May 8, 2014 4:23 PM

    They might have been able to trade the pick if their demands were not so ridiculous.

  30. hodous says: May 8, 2014 4:25 PM

    Roger you did this to us… how dare you consider moving it back EVEN further!

  31. rogcar2 says: May 8, 2014 4:25 PM

    Vontae Mack… no matter what.

  32. emoser says: May 8, 2014 4:35 PM

    If this were true they would say who they were picking and not their “player of choice.”

  33. patsnumberone says: May 8, 2014 4:38 PM

    Pats trade Mallet to Texas today for high 2nd round picks. Trust Bellichek !

  34. ytownjoe says: May 8, 2014 5:44 PM

    The owner says he wants Johnny Football.

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