Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

2014 NFL Draft order: Houston Texans secure No. 1 pick

Houston has the top pick, but who will they take?

Finishing at 2-14, the worst record in the league this season, the Houston Texans now officially hold the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Now it will be time to figure out what player the Texans will target with the top pick. Most believe that the Texans will draft Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, should he enter the draft.

The Texans have used both Matt Schaub and Case Keenum at quarterback this season with little effectiveness.

What Houston does could depend on who is hired as the new head coach. The Texans are reportedly negotiating a contract with current Penn State University head coach Bill O'Brien.

Houston's front office, led by general manager Rick Smith, will spend time between now and May determining if Bridgewater is a better quarterback prospect than Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Fresno State's Derek Carr and Central Florida's Blake Bortles.

The Texans last had the No. 1 pick in the draft in 2006 when they selected defensive end Mario Williams. Houston finished the season on a 14-game losing streak.

More from SB Nation NFL

NFL Week 17 picks for every game | Watchability Index | Playoff picture

NFL Power Rankings: 49ers, Seahawks steady at the top

Pro Bowl: AFC rosters | NFC rosters | Snubs

Stephen White’s Notebook: Stopping Russell Wilson

Death of a football player: Helmet-to-helmet hit killed Derek Sheely

This article originally appeared on SBNation.

Click here for the full article »
SBNation
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected