Will Andre Johnson get his wish?
The Texans wide receiver told reporters last month that Houston would be wise to trade the first overall pick in May's draft, a scenario the team reportedly is considering after owner Bob McNair called it a "possibility" in January.
Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report was told at this week's NFL Annual Meeting that the Texans are "trying hard" to move down to "acquire extra selections." According to Pompei, the Buffalo Bills have emerged as one potential trade partner.
"It is unclear who the Bills would want in a trade-up scenario," Pompei wrote. "Some believe they would move up for a quarterback. They also could make good use of an offensive tackle such as Greg Robinson. And it would be something to see them pair Mario Williams with either Jadeveon Clowney or Khalil Mack."
It's an indication that the Texans might not be sold on Blake Bortles or any of the prospective quarterbacks at the No. 1 spot, especially if they could grab a young arm with Buffalo's No. 9 or Houston's second-round selection at No. 33.
It's anyone's guess who the Bills would be chasing with the top pick. General manager Doug Whaley said Monday "we're all in with" second-year signal-caller EJ Manuel, but coach Doug Marrone told reporters last month at the combine that Buffalo could go in any direction at the position.
If the Bills wind up at No. 1, we'd argue that "any direction" at quarterback is the name of the game in upstate New York.UPDATE: The hyper-plugged-in John McClain of the Houston Chronicle later jumped in with this:
No way Texans trade with Buffalo to ninth.â John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 28, 2014
The latest "Around The League Podcast" offers a full recap of the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, then proposes player moves that won't happen (but probably should).