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Texans have over 50-percent chance to gain No. 1 overall pick

The Houston Texans have at least a 50-percent chance to gain the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft before their Thursday night game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In an article on ESPN Insider, Rivers McCown writes the Texans’ chance of the first overall pick is 59.7 percent, and a chance of a top-three pick is at 84.6 percent.

The article states:

“Although the biggest game for determining the top pick will take place Thursday night in Jacksonville, Fla., it should be noted that the Texans have a few things going against them.”

The article explains the Texans have some factors going against them with their schedule as some of the teams left on the schedule are facing injuries or could have their playoff spots wrapped up before they face Houston.

It is a strange situation, to say the least.

My thoughts are if the Texans lose tonight, they will all but wrap up the No. 1 pick, but with the luck the Texans have had this season, they could potentially have an 11-game losing streak and still figure out a way to not gain possession of the first pick.

We know it could happen, we just don’t want to think about it. Though it is all but certain they will have a top-three overall pick, the question that I have is who will the Texans select with their potential top-three pick?

But first things first, there is a game to be played tonight, and at the conclusion of the AFC South contest, the path to the No. 1 pick will be a bit more clear.

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