Cal McNair insisted that neither he nor his wife Hannah had anything to do with the selection by the Houston Texans.
The Texans owner, speaking Monday at the Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic, shut down speculation that he and his wife, Hannah, had forced the team's front office to pick Stroud at No. 2.
“Hannah and I don't like it. We'll make it clear right there,” McNair said. , “We have a great group of Scouts led by Nick [Caserio] And James Lippert, and he did a lot of work on the draft board, and then he followed him on the day of the draft, and when he saw the value he went up and went back.”
Last month in Kansas City. They then picked No. 12 and No. 33 overall, along with a future first round pick, to the Arizona Cardinals for the No. 3 overall pick—which they used on Alabama defensive end Will Anderson Jr.
It's not that the Texans don't need Stroud. They had the worst QBR in the league last season using Davis Mills and Kyle Allen. They also went just 3-13-1 on the year. Stroud — who was — threw for 3,688 yards and 41 touchdowns for the Buckeyes last season, and he's undoubtedly a solid choice to build an offense for the Texans.
And despite his struggles, both last season and over the past several years, McNair is satisfied with how things are progressing within the organization.