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 Rams - Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
4. Buffalo Bills [Via Cleveland] - Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
5. Oakland Raiders - Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
6. Atlanta Falcons - Jake Matthews, OT, Texas A&M
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Mike 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 Lions - Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
11. Tennessee Titans - Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan
12. New York Giants - Odell Beckham Jr., WR, LSU
13. St. Louis Rams - Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
14. Chicago Bears - Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
15. Pittsburgh Steelers - Ryan 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.
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