The Morning Fix: Is Rick Smith a top GM? and more

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Good morning Houston! Here is your morning jolt of Houston Texans news.

I wonder which way the Texans are leaning when it comes to who they’re going to take in the first round now that they’ve met with the top quarterbacks and offensive lineman in this year’s NFL draft.

It’s almost a guarantee that the Texans will take a quarterback in the draft, but the question is, how much will that player really be able to help them in the future?

Texans should be in line for primetime when NFL releases schedule Thursday [Texans Wire – Jeff Risdon]

We will have a breakdown and analysis of the Texans’ schedule once it’s released.

Is Rick Smith A Top 10 NFL General Manager? [Battle Red Blog – Luke Beggs]

Not to far off.  He’s put together a heck of a team.

Proud brother J.J. Watt says T.J. Watt ahead of him at same stage [Houston Chronicle – Aaron Wilson]

I wonder if T.J. will be better than J.J.

What might a DeAndre Hopkins contract extension look like? [Houston Chronicle – Aaron Wilson]

It’s going to look like a lot of dollar signs.

Will JJ Watt Ever Be The Same Player For The Texans? [CBS Houston – Matt Hammond]

Hopefully.  But knowing the NFL and how players break down quickly, I’m afraid Watt may never be the same.

Beverley Appreciates Watt’s Praise, Returns Favor [CBS Houston – Adam Spolane]

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Here’s some NFL news:

Tom Brady skipping White House visit for “personal family matters” [Pro Football Talk – Darin Gantt]

This is interesting since Brady is a big supporter of Donald Trump.

Allegation against Joe Mixon from high school could affect draft stock [Pro Football Talk – Michael David Smith]

Mixon may have hit another women in high school, but he was never charged.

Aaron Hernandez, Former New England Patriots Star, Found Dead in Prison Cell: Official [NBC News]

Just a sad situation all the way around.