Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (L) and Louisville Cardinals quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (R) look on during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to Bryan Ferrer’s annual NFL mock draft! As always these mock drafts are done by what I would do if I was in charge of each franchise. To keep things simple, there won’t be any draft pick trading in my mock as that is too tough to predict. Without further ado the Houston Texans are on the clock!
1. Houston Texans
DE, South Carolina
As we saw this past season defense wins championships. The best way to help the number one pick succeed, line him up opposite of All-Pro J.J. Watt.
2. St. Louis Rams (from Washington)
What a way to bring back “The Greatest Show On Turf” as Watkins is the big wide receiver they are missing. Considered an offensive tackle, but my opinion is at pick 13 the drop off at wide receiver is much more substantial than tackle.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars
QB, Texas A&M
Someone needs to throw the ball to Justin Blackmon and the team needs someone at quarterback who is mobile.
4. Cleveland Browns
I favor a dual-threat quarterback, but Bridgewater is my number two ranked quarterback and if picks 1-3 go the way I would draft then selecting Bridgewater at four would be a smart move as Cleveland must select a QB here.
5. Oakland Raiders
CB, Oklahoma State
In a division when you face Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers twice a year you’re not going to win those games in a shootout. I believe Gilbert is going to be the best cornerback from this class and his intangibles are too freakish to pass up.