Texans need certainty for QB with top pick
Each day I get asked multiple times: Who are Texans drafting? I tell them 1 of the 3 top QBs. Forget about any other position.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 30, 2014
And then this one:
I believe Texans will keep the top pick and take the highest-rated QB on their board. Too early to say who at this point. Lots of time left.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) January 30, 2014
When McClain, who has covered the Houston Texans since before they were born, goes this strong on something, it's worth noting. He did have DeAndre Hopkins to the Texans in his final mock draft last season.
But if the Texans have indeed decided to take a quarterback with the top pick without having decided who that is, that means they believe there are multiple quarterbacks in the draft who could be a franchise player.
There is no other reason to take a quarterback first overall. You have to be sure.