The Houston Texans will have plenty of choices with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, and for now they are keeping their options open.
This year's draft class features three top-tier quarterbacks -- Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater, UCF's Blake Bortles and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel -- and reports indicate the team could be open to all of the available options under center.
According to longtime Texans scribe John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are "seriously considering" all of the top options.
Bridgewater was once considered the top prospect at the position because of his polish and "NFL-ready" label, but Bortles has quickly made up ground while becoming a favorite of the draft community. Manziel is intriguing because of his local connection, ability to make plays out of nothing and excite a crowd.
Head coach Bill O'Brien will need to determine which quarterback will be the best to run his offense and replace Matt Schaub before making his final decision. O'Brien could also opt to add Jadeveon Clowney as a pass rusher to complement J.J. Watt.
With so much time remaining until the draft in May, the team will continue to evaluate all options before removing the worst fits for the team from their list.
Bridgewater, Bortles and Manziel R being seriously considered by Texans 4 top pick. Long way 2 go N process. Nobody eliminated from list.. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 6, 2014