2014 NFL Draft: What if the Houston Texans wait on a QB?

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Tajh Boyd, Clemson

Boyd is projected to be drafted in the third or fourth round of this draft, as he’s 6-1, 225 pounds. He’s timed with a 4.64 40-yard dash and doesn’t quite fit the bill of an O’Brien-type QB, but he does have good talent.

Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) runs for a touchdown past Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Armani Reeves (26) in the first half of the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

What I like about Boyd is his ability to play in and out of the pocket, which makes for a very good NFL QB candidate. It says in his draft analysis:

"“Good poise in and outside of the pocket. Is willing to step up in the pocket to avoid outside pressure and generally keeps his eyes downfield. Creative passer, who can flick the ball (Brett Favre-style) to get rid of it as he’s being pressured.”"

He runs the ball more than most QBs, but in the third or possibly fourth round, it could be a possibility he could be drafted by the Texans, if not as the starter, but as a potential backup.

You never know, look at what the Washington Redskins did with Kirk Cousins … the Texans might do that as well. It is a long shot, but again, this is the NFL Draft and who knows what will happen.

He draws comparisons to Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, who was drafted in the third round a couple years ago.

It says of Boyd:

"“Like Wilson, Boyd will have to fight through the stereotype of short quarterbacks to earn his chance in the NFL.”"