2014 NFL Draft: Texans Take Clowney, All Eyes On Derek Carr

CLOWNEY. - Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Texans started the night by taking South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Houston ended their night by going to bed with visions of Derek Carr staring them right in the face.

As we covered and opined on, your Houston Texans selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. The once-in-a-generation athletic talent will team with former NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt to give Houston one of the NFL's most dominant defensive line duos.

Now, the eyes of Houston fans turn towards Friday night. The Minnesota Vikings traded up ahead of Houston to grab Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, marking the third quarterback off the draft in round one. This pick has left Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr as the top draft prospect and quarterback on many draft boards.

Yes, you read this correctly. The Texans need a quarterback and the younger brother of former first round pick David Carr is looking right at the Houston Texans as the best available player and quarterback. Prepare for a fun ride until tomorrow night folks. Derek Carr to Houston to redeem the Carr family name has a nice ring to it. For the record, I think he's a good prospect. 

Let's recap tonight's first round. 

1. Houston Texans - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina

2. St. Louis RamsGreg Robinson, OT, Auburn

3. Jacksonville JaguarsBlake Bortles, QB, Central Florida

4. Buffalo Bills [Via Cleveland] - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson

5. Oakland RaidersKhalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo

6. Atlanta FalconsJake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M

7. Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

8. Cleveland Browns [via Minnesota] - Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

9. Minnesota Vikings [via Cleveland from Buffalo] - Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

10. Detroit LionsEric Ebron, TE, North Carolina

11. Tennessee TitansTaylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

12. New York GiantsOdell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU

13. St. Louis Rams - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh

14. Chicago BearsKyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

15. Pittsburgh SteelersRyan Shazier, OLB, Ohio State

16. Dallas Cowboys - Zach Martin, OT, Notre Dame

17. Baltimore Ravens - C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

18. New York Jets - Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville

19. Miami Dolphins - Ja'wuan James, OT, Tennessee

20. New Orleans Saints [via Arizona] - Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State

21. Green Bay Packers - Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S, Alabama

22. Cleveland Browns [via Philadelphia] - Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M

23. Kansas City Chiefs - Dee Ford, OLB, Auburn

24. Cincinnati Bengals - Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

25. San Diego Chargers - Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

26. Philadelphia Eagles [via Cleveland from Indianapolis] - Marcus Smith, OLB, Louisville

27. Arizona Cardinals - Deone Buchanon, S, Louisville

28. Carolina Panthers - Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State

29. New England Patriots - Dominique Easley, DE, Florida

30. San Francisco 49ers - Jimmie Ward, S, Northern Illinois

31. Denver Broncos - Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

32. Minnesota Vikings [via Seattle] - Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

We'll always have March, Teddy. Always. For now, let Derek Carr invade your thoughts, BRBers.

Thoughts on round one? Comment below. Here's your list of best available according to SBNation's Draft Site.

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