The 2014 NFL draft is still three months away and yet there are already a steady stream of rumors surrounding who will be taken with the first pick.
The Houston Texans have the luxury of picking first overall and they seem like a team in the market for a franchise quarterback. However reports from trusted sources today reveal that the Texans are currently leaning towards Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel but not Teddy Bridgewater.
"According to trusted sources, the Texans are initially leaning towards taking either Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel with the top pick. Although Manziel would obviously be the choice of owner Bob McNair, [new coach Bill] O'Brien is not sold that Manziel possesses the work ethic and intangibles necessary to be the face of a franchise."
Bridgewater, who played for three years at Louisville was considered to be a prime first pick candidate during the regular season but in recent weeks, the support for Manziel and Bortles has grown.
Texans owner, Bob McNair has stated his support for Manziel, who many believe is the most exciting prospect for a number of years, and defensive player Jadeveon Clowney.
Obviously, a lot can change between now and the draft in May, especially with the combine scheduled to take place at the end of the month. However it is strange that a player of Bridgewater's calibre appears to have fallen so far in such a short space of time.