Highlighted by a 14-game losing streak, the Houston Texans 2013 season was one to quickly forget.
No matter the NFL Mock Draft, experts have no consensus choice for the Texans 1st pick in the NFL draft.
Quarterback would be an obvious selection after Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, and Case Keenum failed to impress but many believe there will still be a quarterback available for them to take after trading out of the 1st pick.
Rob Rang of CBSSports.com believes the Texans can’t pass on Jadeveon Clowney, DE, from South Carolina.
He’s the key back to the playoffs. “Clowney – who demonstrated the athleticism at the Combine to easily transition to a pass rushing linebacker in defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s scheme — would provide an immediate impact opposite superstar J.J. Watt, likely spurring a quick return to the playoffs ”
FootballsFuture.com has the Texans selecting Teddy Bridgewater, QB, from Louisville. ”QB has to be the pick, and Bridgewater is the best of the bunch.”
DraftTek.com believes the Texans will go quarterback and select Blake Bortles from UCF. “Blake Bortles brings classic size and game management skills to the equation.”
Both Mike Presley and James Cobern of The Penalty Flag also have the Texans selecting Bortles describing him as a project.
Don Banks of SportsIllustrated.com has the Texans selecting QB Johnny Manziel
“ We don’t know yet whether new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is sold on Manziel’s improvisational approach to quarterbacking, with its live-on-the-edge style of playmaking. But we also don’t know for certain that O’Brien has to have a traditional pocket passer to run his offense and that he wouldn’t come to appreciate Manziel’s ability to keep plays alive with his legs, forcing teams to defend him from sideline to sideline. I would think that the dual-threat success of Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton in recent years has done nothing but help endorse Manziel’s unconventional game.”
While the Texans have no consensus choice for 1st pick, it’s anyone’s guess who they take with the number one pick. It’s hard to remember a draft that had so many different players that could be selected first. Who do you think the Texans will take with the first pick?