Oh, it’s really the offseason when your favorite team has $40 million in cap space and is still out here signing players like Taiwan Jones instead of making a run at Muhammad Wilkerson to try and improve their interior pass rush. To keep on rolling out the POST-offseason content, here’s a FUN piece from Yahoo Sports. They ranked every #1 overall NFL Draft pick. The stain that the Texans are has had this selection three times in their teenage life.
You can read the full piece here. Here’s what they had to say about the Texans.
23. Mario Williams (Texans, 2006): Currently without a team, he’s been an effective defensive end for both the Texans and the Bills. Delivered exactly what was expected of him, and the Texans can’t have much buyers’ remorse considering they were also contemplating Reggie Bush. Picked before: Reggie Bush, Vince Young, D’Brickashaw Ferguson.
32. Jadeveon Clowney (Texans, 2014): Still plenty of time to move up this list, the three-time Pro Bowler remains best known for a brutal college tackle where he threw a Michigan running back into the earth’s core. After an injury-ridden start to his career, he’s picked up speed and appears to be a Texans fixture for some time to come. Picked before: Khalil Mack, Odell Beckham Jr., Aaron Donald.
34. David Carr (Texans, 2002): Doomed from the start, playing quarterback for an expansion team. Sacked more often than groceries. Ended up ping-ponging between multiple teams, but picked up a Super Bowl ring as Eli Manning’s backup in 2011. Picked before: Ed Reed, Julius Peppers