The NFL draft is a little over three weeks away, but there’s still no consensus about what the Texans will – or should – do with the first overall pick. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, one of the most plugged-in Texans writers out there, has long insisted the team will draft a quarterback with that No. 1 pick, but in his most recent mock draft, McClain shifted gears and had Houston selecting defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
Clowney will indeed be one of the players the Texans bring in this week, but quarterback is certainly an area of need for the club, and Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, and Johnny Manziel will all be in town this week as well. In addition to those options, the Texans are said to be giving real consideration to Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack, who isn’t necessarily viewed as the top talent in the draft, but may be the best fit for the team, given its current holes.
Among the other probable top picks, tackles like Greg Robinson and Jake Matthews and wide receiver Sammy Watkins may not be favorites for that No. 1 spot, but we shouldn’t rule them out entirely. It’s also possible that Houston could trade the first overall pick. The team is reportedly open to the idea, and if there’s a club that covets a player like Clowney, it might be worthwhile for the Texans to move down a few spots and grab an extra pick or two.
This week’s visits may give us a stronger indication of the Texans’ plans for May 8, but for now, let’s hear what you think. Should the Texans draft a quarterback, a defender like Clowney or Mack, or trade the pick? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below.