It’s a big day in Houston, as the Texans are hosting two players they’ll consider drafting with the first overall pick.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney are both in Houston for visits today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Manziel appears to be a long shot for the first overall pick. His scrambling, improvising style doesn’t appear to be a great fit for Houston coach Bill O’Brien’s offense, and the closer we get to the draft, the more it appears that the Texans do not plan to take any quarterback first overall.
Clowney has long been viewed as the most talented player in this year’s draft and one of the most talented players to enter the NFL in many years. However, Texans General Manager Rick Smith reportedly prefers Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack to Clowney.
But the Texans still have 17 days left to decide, and from all indications their minds are not made up. Which means Manziel and Clowney still have a chance to sell themselves to the team with the top pick.