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Houston Texans coach would take Blake Bortles over Johnny Manziel

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The Houston Texans have the first pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and it's still unclear how they are going to use it.

There is no sure-fire Andrew Luck type banker of a player to be had at number one, so the Texans have their options open to them.

Jadeveon Clowney is a physical specimen at defensive end and if his natural talents could be combined with correct technique and smarts then he could become almost unstoppable in the NFL.

But it does seem like Houston are set to take a quarterback with their first pick. And according to CBSsports, Blake Bortles is the man they are after.

From Jason LaCanorfa's piece today:

"If it comes down to primarily the decision of new Texans coach Bill O'Brien on the first overall pick, I would put my money on Blake Bortles from Central Florida. He has all the physical tools you could look for, fits the bill of the big, strapping quarterbacks in the Tom Brady mould O'Brien espouses, and I continue to hear O'Brien has been impressed with him."

Bortles has come from a near enough nobody to one of the best QB's available. The 6"5 pay caller completed 259-382 passes in his last year at Central Florida for a completion percentage of 67.8%.

His 25 touchdowns through the air, and six on the ground, dragged UCF to their first ever BCS bowl game, and an MVP performance in winning the game. 

Bortles stats from last season are certainly mighty impressive, but if that could transfer to the NFL is a different question entirely.

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