Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans helmet on the bench against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Vikings 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014: Houston Texans clinch No. 1 overall pick

The Houston Texans thought they were going to be Super Bowl contenders at the beginning of the season but now that the year has come to an end, the team has no head coach, no starting quarterback stability and the No. 1 pick in this year’s NFL Draft. After their 16-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Texans have locked up the top pick in the draft and are now officially on the clock for April’s draft.

Houston’s season has been an incredibly painful one for fans to watch and has gone wrong in every conceivable way. From the problems at quarterback to their coach literally having a stroke during a game before ultimately being fired, the Texans season couldn’t have gone more opposite than preseason expectations.

But those expectations will strangely be back next sea on despite the No. 1 pick belonging to the Texans. Not only have we seen the team who owns the No. 1 pick in the draft make the postseason the last two years after holding to top pick, the Texans are still a Super Bowl caliber team despite the struggles.

The question now shifts to what Houston will do with the pick. A franchise quarterback is desperately needed but this year proved that depth is needed as well. The Texans have options and they have time, but more importantly they have the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

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