Houston Texans leaning toward quarterback with No. 1 pick, per report
There is plenty of discussion about what direction the Houston Texans will go with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, especially following the pro day of South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Many believe that Clowney is the most talented player in the 2014 draft class which could lead to the Texans making him their selection, but those who cover the organization still believe they will take one of the top quarterbacks available.
"I'm still predicting a quarterback, as I have been since the day the 2013 season ended. I believe they'll select Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel," Texans beat writer John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wrote. "It doesn't matter what anyone outside Reliant Stadium thinks they should do. The only three opinions that matter belong to owner Bob McNair, general manager Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien.
"Nothing revitalizes an organization like a quarterback drafted in the first round."
McClain is as dialed in as they come with Texans news, so his opinion certainly holds some weight.
The Texans recently traded Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders, leaving them with two unproven youngsters and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick at the position, so they would benefit from adding another talented passer. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien has said that the team will take a quarterback -- maybe even two -- in the draft, so McClain could be on the right track here.