With nine days to go until the 2014 draft, there’s still little clarity on what the Texans will do with the first overall pick.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle recently reiterated an opinion he expressed last week on PFT Live, that the Texans are trying to choose between defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and quarterback Johnny Manziel.
McClain also believes that the Texans could trade down a few spots with a team that wants Clowney, and then take Manziel. If Manziel is gone, McClain believes the options would be linebacker Khalil Mack and quarterback Blake Bortles.
There’s still a chance the Texans will take Clowney and hope to trade him to a team that takes Manziel. If that team doesn’t get Manziel, then the Texans would keep Clowney.
Whatever the Texans do, they’re surely cognizant of the reality that a division rival, the Jaguars, selects two spots later. Whichever guy they don’t take between Manziel and Clowney could end up being a Jaguar and haunting Houston for the rest of the decade, and beyond.