Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney jumps the long jump during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Greetings Texans Fans!
Well the combine is over, and the questions still linger. Do the Texans take the Freak of Nature Jadeveon Clowney and risk the wrath of the Doritos Kid Johnny Manziel?
Or do the Texans go an entirely different route and choose Teddy Bridgewater or Blake Bortles?
The combine isn’t really all that impressive to me as an event. Top college athletes in a dog and pony show. What interests me more so then the combine is how they handled themselves.
Clowney did well in the dash, showed he’s mostly healthy and I think over all his performance was decent. Would have liked to have seen him do some of the other drills, but when you consider the battle between media and PR reps well… players want to avoid looking the fool.
I don’t agree with this approach, but it’s not my multimillion dollar paycheck on the line.
Manziel started off by showing us he’s got some serious ego issues.
I admire a confident player, but “Pick me or else I’ll get a dorito sized chip and beat you twice a year!” sort of commentary doesn’t impress. He better hope Houston does decide he’s the right choice else every time he shows up at Reliant Stadium he’s gonna get pelted with bags of Doritos!
I still believe the Texans will go with Clowney as their first pick. His potential, paired with J.J. Watt is a once in a generation chance one cannot pass up.
Take the best potential quarterback in round two and work with Case Keenum this season. The Texans are poised for a Kansas City Chiefs like rebound and I expect them to maximize their current potential by adding pieces to the puzzle.
The Texans overall needs aren’t so much QB QB QB, as the teams needs a new fresh strategy and planning for the long term. The offense is no longer going to be a “Move the chains” zone blocking, run heavy offense that’s as predictable as the tide. The O-Line needs to be tooled for the change, we need a replacement in waiting for Arian Foster.
We’ll have lots of picks and top choice in each round. These are all good things and I fully anticipate the Texans to surprise us come draft day.
The clock is ticking, we’re all waiting and only a couple of people in the Texans know whose on that coveted short list for the number one pick. It’s the rest of the list that’s going to decide the Texans future more so then whomever get’s to say “I’m number 1!”
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