Carr the best fit for Texans

Mel Kiper Jr. answers questions about the Texans' No. 1 pick, the Bears' primary needs and more.

Updated: March 5, 2002, 3:02 PM ET
By Mel Kiper Jr.
MAILBAG: March 5

Q: I don't understand why the Houston Texans are considering David Carr as their No. 1 pick. Shouldn't it be Julius Peppers, considering his immediate impact for the team overall? There are some pretty good journeyman QBs available at reasonable prices, don't you agree? -- James Marconi, Rural Hall, N.C.
Quarterbacks are labelled as journeymen for a reason -- because they are not that good. If they were, they wouldn't be journeymen. Elvis Grbac looked like a journeyman QB with the Ravens last season.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst
Mel Kiper has served as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN since 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and writes weekly for ESPN Insider.