This all appears headed in a certain direction, but the team's longest-tenured player doesn't believe Houston should keep the pick.
"I have thought about different scenarios," Johnson told KTRK-TV in Houston on Wednesday. "Me personally, if I had it, I would probably trade it, but that's just my opinion."
"That doesn't make it right," he added. "Doesn't mean they should listen to me, because I am not the GM. I have never had to sit in the draft room like that."
Teams don't often trade out of the No. 1 pick, but it's happened five times since 1990. The most recent occurrence was 2001, when the San Diego Chargers sent the first pick to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a first- and third-rounder. The Falcons drafted Michael Vick, while the Chargers selected LaDainian Tomlinson four picks later.
Whatever the Texans do, it would be a surprise if they didn't address quarterback at or near the top of their draft class. If they fall in love with a signal-caller over the next three months, they might be less inclined to move out of the Radio City Music Hall pole position.