Rick Smith, Houston Texans Pre-Draft Quotes and Opinions

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Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith walks on the sideline before a game Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Smith on if he feels pressure of drafting No. 1 overall:

"“I don’t feel pressure. That’s just my personality. I feel like we’re prepared, so I’m confident in our process. I’m confident in the men and ladies that we have here working in the building that help us get ready for this process. Because I have confidence in our group, and the things that we do to measure and prepare for the draft, I’m not nervous. I don’t feel any pressure. I am very confident that we will make good decisions and improve our football team, and we will entertain any opportunity to do that.”"

My Thoughts:

It seems he (or maybe it’s just me) wants this draft to just get here already. The Texans seem to know what they really want to do with this draft. I think all of us are tired of the offseason, and we need something new with the NFL season, and the draft will be just that.

As for the pressure … they might not be showing it, but the Texans have to feel some pressure with this draft. Don’t they?