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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Analyzing Kiper Mock 4.0: Texans

By Tania Ganguli

A fairly consistent message has emerged across mock drafts about the direction the Texans want to go with the No. 1 overall pick.

Does it mean they will? The day when we find out for sure is slowly approaching.

Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest mock draftInsider, which accounts for Rounds 1 and 2, presents what I think might be a dream scenario for the Texans.

In Round 1, he mocks South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to the Texans. In Round 2? They get Teddy Bridgewater.

It would be a shame for Bridgewater if a perceived mediocre pro day was truly what plummeted him from a player some thought would go in the top 10 to a second-round pick. But it would be an incredible boon for the Texans to have the opportunity to draft him land in their laps.

Film should be the most important part of a team's evaluation of a quarterback. Here's a smart (remember how much Texans coach Bill O'Brien talks about intelligence in quarterbacks?), accurate quarterback who threw for 30 touchdowns last season and mastered Louisville's pro-style offense. Getting him in the second round, after taking Clowney first overall, would be a perfect scenario for the Texans.