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Houston Texans News: April 16, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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Houston Texans News

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans take La'el Collins - Bleeding Green Nation
With the 16th overall pick in the 2015 Bleeding Green Nation community mock draft, Houston Texans GM JaviYL selects ...

Should The Houston Texans Draft A Quarterback? " CBS Houston
Mike Meltser previews the 2015 NFL Draft by focusing on the Texans' QB dilemma

Jadeveon Clowney Should Have a Great Year This Year for the Texans
 When you’re hurt and only play in four games, your impact will be limited.  That Jadeveon Clowney’s injury fed into some concerns about his...

Latest Houston Texans Draft Rumors
The latest Houston Texans draft rumors as the 2015 NFL Draft approaches includes Randy Gregory and Marcus Peters, two players who could help the Texans now.

Joseph glad he's "ahead of the curve" in 2015
Johnathan Joseph is injury-free for the first offseason since 2012.

Around the League

Rise 'n Grind: A great year for running backs -
It's not exactly the 1990s, but it's a good time to be an NFL running back again.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: Leonard Williams, QB trade rumors and paying taxes with PFT Commenter -
THIS WEEK: Leonard Williams, Mariota-Rivers trade talk, loose ends from free agency and a visit from PFT Commenter.

The 5 most boom-or-bust players in the 2015 NFL Draft -
There are a handful of players in the draft who could either be superstars or potentially flame out in a hurry.

Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 1st-degree murder -
A Massachusetts jury found the former Patriots tight end guilty of murdering Odin Lloyd in June 2013.

Former NFL cornerback says mom charged him $1 million after draft -
Phillip Buchanon says his mom charged him for the cost of raising him.

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros 6, A's 1: McHugh Dominates With 11 Strikeouts - The Crawfish Boxes
The Astros hit 3 homers, and McHugh strikes out 11 on the way to a 6-1 win.

Rockets win game, home court, Southwest Division, and No. 2 seed all in 1 night - The Dream Shake
The Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 117-91 tonight, but more importantly won the Southwest Division and the 2 seed.

Texas QB Jerrod Heard has "closed the gap" on Tyrone Swoopes - Burnt Orange Nation
The quarterback competition is heating up in advance of Saturday's Orange-White game.

Thursday Links O' War: April 16, 2015 - Frogs O' War
Here are your morning links!

College football spread offenses: Who spread defenses out the most in 2014? - Football Study Hall
A look at the college football offenses that spread defenses out and generated the most solo tackles in college football in 2014. Top 5: Kansas State, Syracuse, Hawaii, USF, Texas Tech.

MUNCH MADNESS: Bracket of Best Food in Bryan-College Station - Good Bull Hunting
Voting begins NOW!

Will the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies play football again? - Barking Carnival
Charlie wants to. Steve don't.