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Texans to bring Clowney, the quarterbacks in for visits

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Every team gets to bring 30 draft prospects in for private visits, and we know at least four of the Texans’ targets.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans will bring in quarterbacks Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles, along with South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to Reliant Stadium.

Of course, the most interesting part of McClain’s tweet might have been the addition of “among others,” to those four.

The Texans need a quarterback more than any single position in the draft, and those three are the consensus top prospects there. Clowney, meanwhile, could be the best overall player available, even if not at a position of need.

But that didn’t stop coach Bill O’Brien from making his way to South Carolina today, to see Clowney in person.

Expanding the list of possibilities for the top pick — and publicizing that list — would help them if they wanted to trade out of the top spot. And making sure to include Clowney and not just the quarterbacks will force anyone else who’s in love with him to put in a call.

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6 Responses to “Texans to bring Clowney, the quarterbacks in for visits”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 2, 2014 3:56 PM

    They’ll throw them all into a small room together and see who “emerges” as the top draft pick.

  2. nygmann says: Apr 2, 2014 4:02 PM

    They should get Clowney! Can you imagine Clowney on one side of the Defensive Line and JJ Watt on the other? Your pass rush can be one of the best in the league!

  3. barneyrumble says: Apr 2, 2014 4:04 PM

    Colts fan so I don’t want to see Clowney in the AFC South, rather see Teddy Bridgewater for the next several years with the Texans after watching Bridgewater workout. Also a Bears fan and would like to see Clowney there.

  4. qdog112 says: Apr 2, 2014 4:24 PM

    Clowney’s the first pick. Any QB visits are for later rounds.

    If LeBron James is in your draft, you draft him. Case closed.

  5. skito13 says: Apr 2, 2014 4:45 PM

    He will look magnificent in the Ram horned helmet!!seachickens for lunch…..

  6. jdphx says: Apr 2, 2014 5:00 PM

    Clowney is the first pick… Just not necessarily to
    the Texans. Gotta hunch Atlanta will trade up.

    Texans still get a QB at the 6th pick, and add
    “something” from Atlanta for later. (3rd and a 5th?)

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