The Texans are “locked in” on the player they plan to select with the first overall pick, and aren’t expecting to trade that pick, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Jadeveon Clowney is generally considered the top player in this year’s class, and many mock drafts have him coming off the board first, but Schefter doesn’t specify which player Houston is targeting.
With several hours still remaining until the Texans officially have to make their pick, it’s fair to be skeptical about whether the team has really made its final decision. A huge trade offer from a team looking to move up to No. 1 could make Houston rethink its stance, and perhaps the club leaked this info in order to prompt potential trade partners to increase their offers.
Still, whether it’s Clowney or someone else, it sounds as if the Texans are prepared to select a player at No. 1 if they don’t receive a trade offer to their liking.