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Houston Texans News: May 6, 2014

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Texans owner: If best player in draft is a QB, first overall pick is easy -
We'll know one way or the other come Thursday night. For now, we're left to speculate what the Texans will do with the first-overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ultimate Texans " Ranking every draft pick in Texans’ history
Ranking every draft choice in Texans history was an interesting – not to mention impossible – undertaking.

Local media polled on Texans No. 1 pick

In a recent poll among local radio, newspaper and television media personalities that cover the Houston Texans, we asked two questions about the No. 1 pick.

Ultimate Texans " Starting with Texans, draft’s top 10 murky
Starting with Texans, draft’s top 10 murky...

2014 NFL Draft: Texans, Jaguars, Titans can get leg up on Colts -
Whether or not the Houston Texans select Jadeveon Clowney, Judy Battista says one thing is certain: The AFC South can use the 2014 NFL Draft to gain real ground on Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts.

Ultimate Texans " Houston celebs weigh in on the NFL draft, mostly all hail Manziel
Houston celebs weigh in on the NFL draft, mostly all hail Manziel.

Countdown to the Draft: 3 days - Houston Texans Blog - ESPN
A voluntary minicamp begins tomorrow for the Houston Texans, and we'll finally get access from the team to players. None of Houston's voluntary...

Bill O'Brien's power over the 53-man roster - ESPN
In a bigger piece Monday about power structures around the league, NFL Network's Albert Breer had this interesting tidbit about the Texans: Who's really...

Todd McShay, NFL - ESPN
ESPN NFL draft Insider Todd McShay dishes on his expectations for the QB class, whether the Texans or Rams could make a trade in the first round and more.

Opening Rant: 5/5 - ESPN
Colin Cowherd shares his thoughts on whether the Texans should trade the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft and more.

Around the League

PFT Commenter's NFL Draft strategy guide -
The NFL Draft is complicated. Fortunately, PFT Commenter is here to educate fans and GMs alike on how to survive the Super Bowl of the offseason.

Interview: Luke Kuechly discusses NFL Draft, Steve Smith, and the toughest player to tackle -
Carolina Panthers linebacker and NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly visited SB Nation Studios to discuss the Panthers' offseason, the NFL Draft process, Steve Smith's revenge game,...

The Notebook: Is Louis Nix III the best of both worlds? -
Is he a nose tackle in a 3-4 or an inside guy in a 4-3? Maybe he can be both. Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White breaks down Irish Chocolate.

NFL Draft rumors 2014: Rams like Johnny Manziel, Chiefs could grab QB in Round 1 -
The Rams have been doing extensive homework on Johnny Manziel. Will they use one of their two top-13 picks to replace Sam Bradford?

2014 NFL mock draft: Making sense of the trade rumors -
The 2014 NFL Draft is three days away, and we're not really any clearer about what could happen. For this week's mock, NFL editor and mock draft survivor Ryan Van Bibber took a stab at distilling the trade rumors and hot takes.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

On the Astros: Why No. 1 overall picks weren't part of The Plan - The Crawfish Boxes
We've now written more about this mythic Plan than there were pages in the Plan itself

2016 five-star QB Jacob Eason recaps visit to Texas -
What type of impression did the Longhorns make on the Elite 11 participant and elite pro-style passer?

Texas Tech and Tubby Smith May Not Be Done With 2014 Class - Viva The Matadors
Texas Tech and Tubby Smith may not be done with the 2014 recruiting class as Georgia F Shane Henry is expected to visit in May.


Johnny Manziel's Hail Mary NFL Draft Commercial - Good Bull Hunting
Johnny's accuracy is on the nose, as usual.

Vance Bedford - Friend of Twitter, But Not Johnny Manziel - Barking Carnival
Longhorn fans are learning that the new DC likes to mix it up. And Aggie fans still have the epidermal layer of a peeled onion.

#TTTQ Tweet of the Night

Last night's question from @battleredblog was - Which QB considered to be a second or third day pick would you be most excited about the #Texans drafting? #TTTQ