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Dec 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Surveys says: Texans to take QB with No. 1 pick

The Houston Texans have mostly stood still when it comes to free agency. The team has re-signed tight end Garrett Graham, but little else has happened deep in the heart of Texas.

This lack of activity could be giving analysts and other teams in the league a clue about what position the Texans will target with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. Even if it doesn’t say anything about who they will target.

According to, a high majority of analysts are quite certain the team will go quarterback with the first pick. In fact, 20 of 32 predictions call for the Texans to go signal-caller, and 14 of those picks are for Blake Bortles. The next name on the list is Jadeveon Clowney with 11 analysts picking the defensive end.

The full breakdown of Houston’s mock draft survey is below.


Position breakdown (30 mocks):

Quarterback: 20 (63 percent), Defensive End: 11 (34 percent), Linebacker: 1 (3 percent)


Most popular picks:

University of Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles 14 (44 percent)

South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney 11 (34 percent)

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater 3 (9 percent)

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel 3 (9 percent)

University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack 1 (3 percent)

Tags: Blake Bortles Houston Texans

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