Texans Rumors: Smith, Manziel, Draft

League sources “increasingly believe” that the Texans are leaning toward Johnny Manziel with the first overall pick, but we’ve got a long way to go between now and the draft. The latest out of Houston..

  • Texans GM Rick Smith said he hasn’t narrowed down his choices on the No. 1 pick to a few choices just yet as the club is still early in the evaluation process, tweets Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. Manziel would make a lot of sense for the Texans as they’re expected to move away from quarterback Matt Schaub.
  • Smith cautioned that taking a player based too much off of need can be dangerous in the end, Brian Smith tweets.
  • The Texans are scheduled to meet with Manziel on Saturday, tweets John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
  • As expected, the Texans don’t expect to use the franchise tag this offseason, Smith tweets.
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