The can't-miss-QB in this year's draft? Bill O'Brien doesn't see one

Tuesday March 25th, 2014
Rookie NFL head coach Bill O'Brien inherits a Texans team with the first pick on each day of the draft.
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If it works out, the Texans should have both their quarterback of the future (taken somewhere in the opening three rounds presumably), and a sizable jump on the task of returning to playoff contention after last year's stunning 2-14 unraveling in Houston. That's the plan anyway. Now it's up to O'Brien and incumbent Texans general manager Rick Smith to execute it.

"For us in Houston, especially myself, we have to guard against looking for the next Tom Brady. Those guys are few and far between. What we're looking for is a guy with some of Tom's qualities; a great teammate, a great leader and accountable guy.''

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