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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
RTC: The making of Mike Evans

By Tania Ganguli

Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ...

Receiver is very low on the list of the Texans' needs, but it's worth getting to know Mike Evans, the former Texas A&M receiver. There were times last season when many wondered if Evans wasn't the most talented offensive player on that team. He's been working out with Johnny Manziel, his college quarterback, during the lead-up to this year's draft. When a high school football coach discovered him, he was a basketball player catching casual football passes from a friend after school. That coach worked to get Evans into football, writes Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ranked 11th on NFL Players Inc.'s list of players with the most jersey sales, writes Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com. His jersey sold more than any other defensive player and Watt tweeted his appreciation to fans. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was 12th. The top 10 consisted of nine quarterbacks and Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. Texans running back Arian Foster checked in at 19 and receiver Andre Johnson at 38. The Texans' three was the most of any AFC South team on the list. The Colts have two -- quarterback Andrew Luck and running back Trent Richardson. The Titans and Jaguars have none.

Sean Pendergast of the Houston Press does his periodic mocking of the pre-draft rumor mill. Here, he crosses out Teddy Bridgewater because of his reportedly concerning skinny knees. He starts with few numerical points including "3. The draft needs to get here. Like, now." Yes. Yes it does.