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2014 Texans Draft Needs




Let's face it, this year was easily the hardest to watch. Whether it would be the poor play of Schaub, the up and down play of Keenum, or the play calling of Kubiak. I think everyone would like to put this season in the books and forget it happened, but it's not that easy. There are many issues that the Texans have, some are an easy fix, the others...not so much. The first and foremost need is QB. The most popular QB's that everyone seems to be talking about is Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater. My favorite is Bridgewater. He brings the most to the table and is a possible franchise QB. The problem most analysts see is his weight (196 pounds). I don't see this as an issue. Once he gets in an NFL weight room he shouldn't have too much of problem of putting on 15-20 lbs throughout the season. If anyone is still putting his weight into the question, look at Colin Kaepernick at Nevada. He weighed 170 lbs. Let me say that again...170 lbs. Now, after 3 years in the NFL, he is a 230 pounder with a big arm. Back to Teddy, his pros make up for his weight. His decision making, mobility in the pocket, speed, accuracy, and ability to read defenses is what any GM looks for. I hope the Texans don't pass up on this rare talent. I see the Texans drafting Bridgewater with the first pick.

NFL comparison- Andrew Luck

Now, let's talk about the college phenomenon, Johnny Manziel. His playmaking is like no other and the way he extends plays is truly amazing. But let's think about how his college play will translate into the NFL. More times than not, Manziel will run out of the pocket, usually escaping a tackle or two. This wont happen in the NFL, defenses are tougher and coaches are smarter. What happens if you put a spy on him and pull back a linebacker? Probably a lot less scrambling, some more incompletions, and a loss of yards. As you can tell I'm not a fan of Manziel. I see him throwing floaters a lot and making his receivers contend for it. He certainly has the ability to be a great QB, but if he continues running out of the pocket and scrambling as much as he does, I don't see him being elite in the NFL anytime soon.

NFL comparison- Better Tim Tebow

Comment and talk to me about who you see us drafting.

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