Houston Texans Roundup (4/15): Who will go No. 1?


Jan 1, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (7) holds the Capital One Bowl trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers at the game held at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Who will go No. 1 overall?

We ask that question a lot here at the Toro Times, and we’ve (at least I have) have changed my mind on more than one occasion, going from Teddy Bridgewater to Blake Bortles to Jadeveon Clowney and even once Johnny Manziel.

This is one of the most unpredictable drafts in recent memory, as there is no clear cut No. 1 for the Houston Texans, because they can have maybe their next franchise QB, or add they can add to their defense … maybe having the best defensive end duo in all of the NFL.

What is a team to do?

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has the Texans selecting Clowney No. 1 overall, as he has also changed his mind on multiple occasions during his various mock drafts.

The closer we get to the draft, the more I start learning further away from a QB with the No. 1 overall pick, and more to the defensive side of the ball as I think that is more of a need right now than QB.

The more I think about it, none of the top QBs are what what we call “guarantees” in this draft, and the Texans can ill-afford to mess up this selection.

In his mock draft, McClain wrote about Clowney:

"“The most extraordinary physical specimen since Tyrannosaurus Rex!”"

McClain’s second mock draft had Manziel going as the No. 1 overall pick.

I just believe Clowney will be too much for the Texans to pass up when it is their turn to make the No. 1 overall pick on May, 8.

In other Texans news:

• Here is an Yahoo.com article on “The Johnny Manziel mystery” by Greg Cosell.

ESPN The Magazine says the Texans rank 142nd in per player spending out of 294 teams.

• At CSN Houston, they have an article on how Arian Foster says athletes are incorrectly put on pedestals by fans.

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