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Houston Texans News: 2014 NFL Draft - Day Two

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2014 NFL draft: Houston Texans select Jadeveon Clowney with No. 1 pick - The Washington Post
Houston opens the NFL draft by selecting South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

NFL draft: Intense suspense through much of first round - CBS News
Would Clowney go No. 1, after all? "Johnny Football" a draft winner or loser? Other questions kept fans riveted

Texans could trade for Patriots backup QB Ryan Mallett - Ultimate Texans
The Texans could complete a trade for New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, the Houston Chronicle has learned.

Aggies watch Texans pass on Manziel and get ready to cheer for Browns - Ultimate Texans
Attorney Tony Buzbee figures he may have spent upward of $100,000 in his quixotic but ultimately futile campaign to convince the Texans to select Johnny Manziel with the first pick in the NFL Draft.

Clowney, Watt ready to team up on Texans' defense | FOX Sports on MSN
After being selected No. 1 overall, Jadeveon Clowney is coming to Houston to line up opposite of J.J. Watt, making the Texans' defensive one of the most feared in the NFL.

The Texans still need a quarterback - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
HOUSTON -- The panic was palpable as the first-round closed. There the Texans were, having taken Jadeveon Clowney first overall then having sat pat...

Houston Texans select Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall -
A defensive player has been selected No. 1 overall for the first time since 2006. The Houston Texans picked South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Texans select Jadeveon Clowney with No. 1 overall pick - Ultimate Texans
The Houston Texans selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday.

Plenty of work – and QBs available – in second round of NFL draft - Ultimate Texans
Texans general manager Rick Smith made a rapid-fire visit to the NRG Stadium press box Thursday night to brag on the newest Texan, South Carolina’s acclaimed Jadeveon Clowney, but Smith excused himself after taking only a handful of questions, explaining, "We’ve still got a lot of work to do."

Around the League

Who are the biggest NFL Draft busts of the 21st century? -
It's not easy to put together a list of draft busts that doesn't include Tim Couch and Akili Smith (both selected in 1999), but The Daily Win found a way. ALSO: helpful tips for surviving draft...

NFL Draft 2014: Best players available after Round 1 -
The talent left in the draft shows the depth of this year's class.

Why did everyone get all sexual about Johnny Manziel to the Cowboys? -
The Browns got their man, but what will Johnny do about the one that got away?

Cleveland Browns picked Johnny Manziel because a homeless guy told them to -
Credit Jimmy Haslam for thinking outside the bun.

NFL Draft results 2014: Jadeveon Clowney goes No. 1 overall to Texans -
Jadeveon Clowney is off the 2014 NFL Draft board at No. 1 overall. The Texans got perhaps one of the most gifted players to enter the NFL in some time.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, Tigers 2: Keuchel Dominates; Springer Goes Yard - The Crawfish Boxes
Dallas Keuchel silences the Tigers' bats. George Springer hits first major league home run to lead offense.

2014 NFL Draft: Scouting Texas DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat - Burnt Orange Nation
What makes the former five-star prospect an appealing prospect and what he does he need to improve upon once he reaches the NFL.

2014 NFL Draft: Scouting Texas WR Mike Davis - Burnt Orange Nation
Can the elite college deep threat continue to work his way open down the field in the NFL?

Matt Wallerstedt's 3-4 Defense: Coverages - Viva The Matadors
A basic look into the coverages of Texas Tech's 3-4 defense

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel selected with #22 pick by Cleveland Browns - Good Bull Hunting
After falling further down than any of us expected, Johnny ended up being selected by Cleveland.

2014 NFL Draft results: Jadeveon Clowney selected by the Houston Texans with the No. 1 pick - Garnet And Black Attack
For the second time in school history, South Carolina has produced the top pick in the NFL Draft.

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