Houston Texans Roundup (4/27): 11 days until the draft


Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans fans in costumes pose during tailgate festivities before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Every day we are getting closer to the 2014 NFL Draft, and we still don’t know exactly what the Houston Texans are going to do with the No. 1 overall selection.

If I were to guess it is they will draft South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and keep him.

I’m just not sure the Atlanta Falcons are going be willing to give up what they are going to have to give up to obtain either the No. 1 pick, or the draft rights to Clowney, but if they do, I bet it will be a very nice deal for the Texans.

If one team were to give up a lot to get the player they want it would be the Falcons. Remember they gave up a good amount so they could draft Julio Jones a few years ago.

Let’s say the Texans do trade down to the sixth pick, I still think they will draft defense with that selection if Khalil Mack is on the board, or they will draft the “best player available.”

Again, we still have 11 days until all of this is ultimately figured out, and the suspense of what is going to happen in this draft, though being too drawn out, is still at a very high level. We really can’t predict what is going to happen with any of the Top 5 selections if we really look into it.

Maybe the St. Louis Rams trade out of the No. 2 spot, maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars skip on a quarterback with their No. 3 selection. What will the Cleveland Browns do with the fourth pick? Then at five we have the Oakland Raiders, and they are always a wild card in the draft.

We really can’t go into this draft and say who the Top 5 picks are going to be and where they will land. At least I can’t. I’ve tried numerous times with some mock drafts, but it is all just a guessing game, fun, but still all unpredictable.

Like I’ve said many times … I can’t wait for this draft to already get here.

In other Texans news:

• Here is a video from ESPN.com with Mel Kiper Jr., Trent Dilfer and Chris Mortensen tailing about why the Texans should draft Clowney.

• The Ultimate Texans have a post on how Pittsburgh DL Aaron Donald is moving up the draft board. The Texans are in need of some depth of some at the position.

• Here is a CSN Houston article about how the NFL wants to look at expanding the playoffs.

NFL.com posted an article on how Texans owner Bob McNair “hinted” that a rookie QB would sit behind a veteran.

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