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Johnny Manziel will get the chance to convince Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien that he's the guy to select number one overall ahead of Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater this May.

The Texans are set to sit down with Manziel at the quarterback's Texas A&M pro day on Thursday, where he will throw in front of watching NFL scouts.

The Heisman trophy winner is battling Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles for the right to be the first quarterback selected.

And the Texans, who have the number one overall selection and have a dire need at the position, have been running the rule over the three candidates.

O'Brien met with Bridgewater and Bortles during their work-outs, which means Manziel is up last.

When discussing his options in the draft, O'Brien said: "I see strengths and weaknesses with every one of them. I don't see any who are light years ahead of the rest.

"Where we draft that quarterback, I don't think we know that yet. We're still in the process of studying all of these prospects."

O'Brien is a well respected quarterback coach, having worked under Bill Belichick at the New England Patriots and as the head coach at Penn State University with the likes of Christian Hackenberg and Matt McGloin under his tutelage.

But the Texans don't necessary have to pick a quarterback with their first pick, as they may go in a completely direction and select one later in the draft.

Jadeveon Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina, is in play for the Texans while they could also take an offensive lineman like Jake Matthews.

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