The 2014 NFL Draft is just one week away, which means that it’s crunch time for GM Rick Smith, head coach Bill O’Brien and the rest of the Houston Texans executives to decide what they want to do with their top overall pick. We’ve heard every scenario thrown out there in recent weeks, including the team even trading out of the position.
However, John McClain over at the Houston Chronicle, who knows and follows the team better than anyone else in the country believes that they will not only keep the pick, but that the decision for the team has come down to defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and QB Johnny Manziel.
As it stands, I believe the Texans are trying to decide between defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and quarterback Johnny Manziel with the first overall pick.
Although a trade is a possibility, the Texans would have to be offered quite a lot to move out of that spot and pass up on Clowney. Most notably as of late, the Atlanta Falcons have expressed serious interest in moving up to that slot to take the former SEC phenom, even going so far as to put him through a force plate test recently.
As for Manziel, while he had been whispered at one time to be a solid candidate for the number one overall spot to potentially become the future and face of the Houston franchise, that has dropped off in recent weeks, but as has always been the case with the NFL Draft–you never really know until the card is turned in.