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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

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BWTB: Mock Draft Season Begins

Posted Dec 31, 2013

With the 2013 season officially in the rear view mirror for the Houston Texans, attention now turns to the key personnel and roster decisions to be made before the start of next year. While there is uncertainty surrounding who will lead the Texans as head coach, one thing is for sure.



Let the mock drafts begin.

With the 2013 season officially in the rear view mirror for the Houston Texans, attention now turns to the key personnel and roster decisions to be made before the start of next year. While there is uncertainty surrounding who will lead the Texans as head coach, one thing is for sure.

Houston is on the clock. Unless they trade the pick, on May 8, 2014, the Texans will make the first selection in the NFL Draft.

For the third time in franchise history, Houston finds itself with the top overall choice. Those previous selections, quarterback David Carr and defensive end Mario Williams, both had varying degrees of success during their tenure in the organization.

With that top overall pick comes endless speculation, so be prepared to read and hear the term “mock draft” a ton over the next five months. ESPN draft guru Todd McShay has already released his first “mock”, complete with the Texans taking Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The talented Cardinal signal caller has yet to officially declare himself eligible for the NFL Draft, but his name has been linked to the Texans pick the most at this point.

Throughout the spring, many who cover both the National Football League and college football will weigh in with their opinion. McShay himself released five different versions of his mock draft last year, while two different writers at Sports Illustrated (Don Banks and Chris Burke) published 12 different sets of their predictions. Like I said, it can get crazy.

As the months continue, here at the Texans website we will have a page dedicated to the latest mock draft picks, so fans can keep up and follow what those in the media think the team will do. Will they be right? No one knows.

For most draft prognosticators, a 25 percent success rate is considered a good year. While the top pick in theory is easier (because it is the first one), there have been many surprises across all professional sports over the years. How can we forget ESPN’s Bill Simmons famous reaction to the Cleveland Cavaliers choosing Anthony Bennett in last year’s NBA Draft? 

Mock drafts are the NFL’s version of college football recruiting rankings, a way fans can dream on the future players they hope join their team next year. For Texans fans in particular, this draft signals a big opportunity to add a premiere player.

With that opportunity comes speculation. Get ready for it.

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