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Texans GM Suggests Team Will Likely Trade 1 First-Round Pick

A general view of the Houston Texans stadium.

HOUSTON, TX - JANUARY 09: A general view is seen during the third quarter of the AFC Wild Card Playoff game between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

As of this Wednesday, the Houston Texans own the No. 3 and No. 13 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft. Judging by general manager Nick Caserio's recent comments, that could change within the next 24 hours.

Caserio told NFL Network's Jim Trotter there's only a "50-60 percent chance" the Texans stay at No. 13 with their second Day 1 pick. They are, however, committed to the third overall pick.

"What are chances Houston uses both the 3rd & 13th picks? GM Nick Caserio tells me there’s a 99% chance at 3 & a 'maybe 50-60% chance' at 13,"

What are chances Houston uses both the 3rd & 13th picks? GM Nick Caserio tells me there’s a 99% chance at 3 & a “maybe 50-60% chance” at 13. Has talked to 6-8 teams as part of due diligence. Open to going up as well as down depending on players still available from their board.

— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) April 27, 2022

">Trotter announced on Twitter. "Has talked to 6-8 teams as part of due diligence. Open to going up as well as down depending on players still available from their board." The Texans could, in theory, land a marquee prospect at No. 3 and then trade back to acquire even more draft picks. It would be a wise move on Caserio's part.

Of course, the draft board will dictate how the Texans operate with the 13th pick.

The Texans currently have needs at offensive line, cornerback, edge rusher and wide receiver.

It'll be interesting to see what Caserio does with the Texans' first-round picks this Thursday night.