Houston Texans Roundup (4/30): Johnny Manziel takes Day 1 lead


Aug 31, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback

Johnny Manziel

(2) celebrates throwing his first touchdown of the season against the Rice Owls during the third quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday was the first day of the Toro Times poll, where we let you have your voice be heard, in a vote, as to who you want to see the Houston Texans draft with the No. 1 overall selection on Thursday, May 8.

After the first day of voting Johnny Manziel is in the lead by a big margin with 76-percent of the vote, followed by Jadeveon Clowney in second with 17-percent of the total vote.

After one day the vote was at 728 total votes.

If you haven’t voted and want to, click here.

I didn’t cast my vote for Manziel, as I’m big on Clowney, but that is what makes this vote so much fun … we all have a difference of opinion and makes for great debate.

Trent Dilfer and Mel Kiper Jr. in an ESPN.com video said the Texans should take Clowney No. 1 overall, describing it as a “no brainer.”

The vote on the Toro Times will go for a couple more days, then we’ll really go over the entire vote, and hopefully have some really good debate about it.

The draft is now eight days away.

In other Texans news:

• ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli talks about in a video how Clowney would work with J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing.

House of Houston looks at the mock draft picks by Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay of ESPN.

• Here is a look at the wide receiver draft board from the official Texans site.

• The Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog wrote about how Watt tops defenders in sales.

Yahoo! Sports ranked the wide receivers in this year’s draft class.

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