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Texans watch Garoppolo workout

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien was one of many NFL officials at Northwestern on Tuesday to watch former Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo workout, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“There’s been an unbelievable amount of stuff I have learned,” Garoppolo told the newspaper. “Different coverages, different fronts. The pro game compared to the college game is way different and it is a huge step and a huge learning curve I have to overcome. I am excited about it.”

The Texans have the No. 1 overall pick in the May draft. They can go with a quarterback or pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney with that pick. Garoppolo isn’t in the mix to be the top pick in the draft, but ESPN’s Bill Polian said he believes he’ll be a first-round pick.

Garoppolo won the Walter Payton Award as the best player in the FCS after passing for 5,050 yards last season. He had a strong performance at the East-West Shrine game.