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Houston Texans News: March 20, 2014

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Houston Texans News

Bortles impresses Texans brass, NFL pundits at his pro day
Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles impressed a contingent of NFL people, including Texans coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith, at his pro day inside the Nicholson Fieldhouse.

Texans should draft Jadaveon Clowney No. 1 | FOX Sports on MSN
With no clear No. 1 quarterback in the draft, the best player for the Houston Texans to take appears to be DE Jadeveon Clowney.

The Texans Have a New Coach and Have Cleaned House, Yet Rick Smith Is Still Around - Page 1 - News - Houston - Houston Press
'This is not a long-term rebuilding process. I want to make that clear. We've got core players who are outstanding players and we still need to fill a few holes.' — Houston Texans owner Bob McNair...

Bortles makes a believer of NFL analyst Mayock
Mike Mayock, draft analyst for the NFL Network and, was impressed with Blake Bortles’ pro day.

Bortles receives high praise from ESPN draft experts
Two of ESPN’s draft experts, Ron Jaworski and Todd McShay, were among those singing the praises of quarterback Blake Bortles after his pro day on the Central Florida campus.

Ex-UM Tackle Elected Pres. Of NFLPA " CBS Miami
Former University of Miami standout tackle Eric Winston was elected the new president of the National Football League Players Association Wednesday.

Ahead of 2017 Super Bowl, NRG Energy gives Houston Texans a partner with deep NFL roots - Houston Business Journal
Not only are the Houston Texans getting a new stadium partner, but one with deep NFL roots.

Around the League

The Notebook: Greg Robinson is coming to take your lunch money -
Auburn's Greg Robinson has the all makings of the next great NFL offensive tackle, but he'll have to work on a few things before he gets there. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at Robinson's game.

NFL free agency a value test for running backs -
Running backs are not the prized commodities they once were, but exactly how much their value has diminished is difficult to say. With big names still up for grabs, the 2014 offseason could be a litmus of the state of the position.

NFL pro day results: Blake Bortles works out for scouts -
The headliner on Wednesday was quarterback Blake Bortles, who took the stage at UCF.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros rumors: Searching the National League for first base targets - The Crawfish Boxes
Rumors are all fine and well, but let's comb through rosters to see which guys might be available.

Bob Seger is the worst - Viva The Matadors
One man's search for peace and happiness and the surprising solution that could bring joy to his life.

The Future of Baylor Basketball: Our 2014 Recruiting Class - Our Daily Bears
Scott Drew's recruiting strategy of "Go Big or Go Home" didn't work out as planned initially, but Baylor was still able to put together a talented quartet of athletic perimeter players to fuel Drew's system going forward.

CBI Game #1 - Texas A&M vs. Wyoming - Good Bull Hunting
Come with us on a journey to discover the best 69th best 101st best team in the land

Talking Arizona State with House of Sparky - Barking Carnival
Ryan Bafaloukos of SBN's Sun Devils blog stops by to talk about his team and what to expect in Thursday's game.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Rank 'em, from most desirable as the #Texans next QB to least desirable: Bridgewater, Bortles, Manziel, Carr. #TTTQ