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Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) looks on from the sideline during the second quarter of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Houston Texans keep close eye on AJ McCarron at Alabama Pro Day

On Wednesday, a few Alabama Crimson Tide players participated in their Pro Day for the NFL scouts as they look to boost their stock one last time. The most scrutinized player throughout the entire draft process thus far has been two-time national championship winning QB, AJ McCarron, who according to, the team with the top pick in the draft, the Houston Texans, were keeping a close eye on.

UA quarterback AJ McCarron threw for scouts and went through a few drills, though he didn’t run the 40 again (he did so at the combine). A member of the Houston Texans’ scouting contingent appeared to be paying especially close attention to McCarron. His three targets included former UA receiver Kevin Norwood, whose 4.48 40-yard dash at the combine did nothing but help his draft stock. As such, Norwood went nowhere near the 40-yard starting line Wednesday.

Now, before anyone starts to flip their lids, no this is not an indication that McCarron can vault his way to the number one spot.

However, it is significant to note because it’s been rumored lately that the Texans may not take a QB with their number one overall pick, rather they may wait until later in the draft to fill that particular need.

Depending on how long they plan on waiting, McCarron absolutely could be headed to the state of Texas to work with Bill O’Brien.

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