Is Bill O'Brien set to make Jadeveon Clowney his first ever draft pick? Well it's certainly looking more and more likely.
After admitting that they could well take a quarterback in the later round, and the emergence that both Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles won't workout with the team after their respective pro days it seems - coupled with todays news - that the Houston Texans are looking at drafting the physical freak out of South Carolina with their first pick come May time.
According to CBSsports NFL insider Jason La Canfora, a fair few members of the Texans organization are set to meet with Clowney soon:
"Make of it what you will, but Texans owner, coach GM are meeting and dining w/Clowney night before South Carolina pro day a week from today," he said on Twitter.
"When the game is on the line, he plays hard," O'Brien said of Clowney. "He's an explosive player. He's a productive player. He's an instinctive player. I think it's been blown out of proportion. At the same time, we have to get to know him and keep getting to know him."
In his press conference yesterday the head coach also spoke of not believing what the media are saying about there being three quarterbacks - Manziel, Bortles and Bridgewater - that are miles better than the others in the draft class.
The Texans have already worked out second round riser Jimmy Garoppolo and will be bringing in more later round players to look at.
"I don't see where there's one or two or three guys that are light years ahead of the rest of these guys," O'Brien explained. "AJ McCarron and Zach Mettenberger played in the SEC. They won a lot of games. They must have done something right."
Nothing is final in the Texans mind about who will be the first name off the board in New York in May, but Clowney is one of the most gifted talents in recent years while the quarterback options are one of the worst.
That may ultimately sway their decision.
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