NFL Draft News: Texans may Go QB, & Chiefs Locked-On Luke Joeckel

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Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith (13) throws a pass during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

According to, it’s “not outside the realm of possibility” the team uses its first- or second-round pick on a quarterback. Matt Schaub has been a quality QB for Houston, but has been unable to lead them past the divisional round of the playoffs. He’s been injury prone too, missing five or more games in three of his six seasons in Houston. With a supporting cast of Andre Johnson, Owen Daniel, and Arian Foster, he should be able to post better numbers than 22 touchdowns and 12 INTs like last year.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported this week that the Oakland Raiders are showing significant interest in Smith, and draft him with the #3-overall pick. With no second-round pick, the Raiders won’t be getting a QB capable of being an immediate starter unless they grab one with their first-rounder, but Smith at #3 could be a massive reach, which the Raiders are no strangers to.