2014 NFL Draft: What Should Houston Texans Do With First Overall Pick?

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The Houston Texans‘ fall from Super Bowl contender to bottom feeder was truly mind blowing.

JJ Watt continues to be a defensive force, and although Andre Johnson isn’t quite the receiver from a few years ago, he can still make quite an impact. The point is, Houston still has a lot of talent. Quarterback Matt Scaub suddenly suffered tremendous decline while becoming a pick-six machine. I believe he can still play, but it’s time for both parties to separate. Case Keenum showed flashes, however, questions must persist as to whether he can become a franchise quarterback. Making such impressions is never easy for undrafted free agents. The Texans obviously have the No. 1 overall choice in this year’s Draft, and they are also facing several options.

Trading down is something they are supposedly considering, but for the sake of this discussion, no move occurs. Much discussion has taken place about a talented group of quarterbacks. Teddy BridgewaterJohnny Manziel and Blake Bortles represent those thought to have the most promise. New head coach Bill O’Brien enjoys a solid reputation for helping players at this position. Bridgewater could be the most ready to play next season with an ideal build, and he shows almost everything you could want. Bortles also displays many of these positive traits, while Manziel presents a unique skill set. He also could score brownie points with fans because of the local factor.

If Houston wanted to throw a curve ball, they could chose Jadaveon Clowney. Pairing him with Watt could be dangerous. Going with Sammy Watkins would also create a great tandem, along with Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. To recover, and ultimately win Super Bowls, a franchise QB must be in place. Therefore, the best choice would be to select Bridgewater, who can immediately put them back in the AFC South hunt.

Nick Mamary is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickMamary1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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