Examining the QB conundrum if Houston Texans sit and pick at No. 2 overall


The Houston Texans have an opportunity to take a franchise QB in this draft that could set them up to do some real winning and finally get to a conference championship game. One thing that is concerning fans is the idea that Bryce Young could be off the board when the Texans pick.

Some believe taking a defensive player and waiting on QB would be the better value play, despite draft experts like Mel Kiper Jr having QB Will Levis higher on his board than Bryce Young. And some evaluators like NFL Network's Bucky Brooks have CJ Stroud as the highest rated QB. So there is hardly a consensus.

Winning division championships may be enough for some Texans fans, but for the rest of us, we've seen that movie before. And if we learned one thing from this year's Super Bowl, the game was all about quarterback play. The Eagles came in with a furious pass rush and couldn't get Patrick Mahomes down one time. That game was won with high level QB play.

No one is saying they should draft a QB if they don't believe in the player, we're just saying Bryce Young isn't the only option in the draft that could be a franchise QB. And defensive players that get drafted high aren't guaranteed to have success. They disappoint frequently. Why not take a swing on a player that can change your franchise?

Be sure to check out the video above as the guys react to a heated debate about what the Texans should do with the No. 2 pick overall.

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Shannon Sharpe and Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson recently reacted to Bleacher Report's offensive power rankings, which have the Dallas Cowboys (9th) ranked ahead of the Houston Texans (12th).

Both Sharpe and Johnson believe Houston should be ranked ahead of Dallas, especially after the additions of Stefon Diggs and Joe Mixon. Outside of superstar receiver CD Lamb, the Cowboys don't have any playmakers on the level of Diggs, Nico Collins, and Tank Dell.

In fact, Sharpe goes as far as to rank the Texans in the Top 10 above the Bengals and Bills.

Which we completely agree with. We have the Texans firmly inside the Top 10 and maybe as high as seventh overall.

That covers the offense, but here's the real question:

How many games will the Texans win?

The Texans win total is out, and Vegas has the team's over/under set at 9.5. We think that sounds about right with a very tough schedule on the horizon.

But NFL Network's Maurice Jones-Drew has the Texans going 8-9, with them losing 5 straight games to finish the season!

Don't miss the video above as we react to Sharpe and Johnson's thoughts on the Texans offense, Jones-Drew's win prediction for Houston, and the latest updated odds out of Vegas.

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