NFL Rumors: Texans Have Reportedly Explored Trading No. 12 Overall Pick

The Houston Texans have reportedly explored trading options regarding their No. 12 overall pick with other clubs before the 2023 NFL Draft on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Although Houston has not received many calls regarding their No. 2 pick in this year's draft, they have however thought about moving away from their second first-round selection in which they could move back and/or forward, as Schefter reports. 

It could be hard to imagine the Texans moving forward in the draft while they already have the second overall selection in their grasp, but anything is possible on draft day, especially due to the fact that it is a question whether or not the Texans are selecting one of the top quarterback prospects in this year's class.

It is also in the realm of possibility that the Texans could go the defensive route by drafting one of the top defensive prospects (Tyree Wilson or Will Anderson) with their No. 2 pick and then trading up from their 12th pick to select a quarterback. A defensive minded approach is something newly hired head coach DeMeco Ryans strongly relates with due to his background as a DC with the 49ers, and as a linebacker in his former playing days with the Texans/Eagles. 

The Panthers have indicated that they will select a quarterback with their No. 1 overall pick after trading away major assets to the Bears to obtain it this past offseason, and depending on who Carolina  selects could ultimately decide Houston's draft decisions.  

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