On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Nov. 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Sonic Drive In

    Friday, November 28
    Noon-1pm – Sonic Drive-In, 2720 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get a free item (1/person) for this hour at this location.
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures.

  • Sun., Nov. 30, 2014 12:00 PM CST Titans at Texans The Texans host the Titans at NRG Stadium.
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans offensive linemen Derek Newton and Ben Jones at the Verizon Northline Store, 4400F North Freeway, Houston, TX 77022.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 02, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Meet Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and 2 Houston Texans Cheerleaders at the Academy Sports + Outdoors located at 11077 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290 @ 34th St.), Houston, TX 77092.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

  • Fri., Dec. 05, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, December 5
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 1665 W. FM 646 Rd., League City, TX 77573
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Sun., Dec. 07, 2014 12:00 PM CST Texans at Jaguars The Texans travel to Jacksonville to face off against the Jaguars.
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson at the Verizon BLVD Place Store, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.,
    Houston, TX 77056.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

    Autograph info: http://www.verizonwireless.com/mobile-living/event/verizontexansplayersshow/

  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Dec. 09, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Player Signing at FCCU

    Meet Texans tight end Garrett Graham at the First Community Credit Union located at 10300 Louetta, Houston, TX 77070.

    Celebrity(ies) subject to change.

News

Print
RSS

BWTB: The Vote Is On...

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Voting has opened on HoustonTexans.com for fans to choose what they would do with the Texans first overall pick in the NFL draft.


Tired of talking about the NFL Draft yet?

With just over two months to go, the Houston Texans remain 'on the clock', owners of the first overall pick. With the college season, Senior Bowl and now NFL combine behind us, the evaluation process is in full swing. Players have been dissected both on and off the field, measurables have been recorded and we now have a better idea just what direction the Texans will go in May.

Scratch that. We now know even less.

As articulately stated by voice of the Texans Marc Vandermeer, the options appear limitless at the top for Houston. There are a myriad of possible choices as draft day edges closer. That uncertainty combined with a slower part of the NFL's schedule has led to endless speculation. That is evident with each Mock Draft Survey we publish, as the names at the top continue to change as the calendar turns.

Each new version of that survey, which we've used as a benchmark to evaluate national opinion on who the Texans will take, appears to yield a new frontrunner. Despite the college season ending nearly three months ago, opinions continue to vary on the draft's top prospects with each passing day. Before the NFL combine, South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney was the choice, but right now UCF's Blake Bortles has become the incumbent. Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater have also been in the mix. That group of four appears to be the consensus in the running for the top slot, while trading the pick has also crept into the conversation.

As we continue to chronicle who the media thinks will be the selection, we figured it was now time to hear from you. Yesterday morning, we started our fan vote on the home page of HoustonTexans.com, a chance for Texans faithful to weigh in on the move they want their favorite team to make. The choices in the poll mirror the same common sense thinking I explained earlier, with the 'top four' listed along with the trading option. This poll will be open through the end of March, so expect to see the leader change as pro days shed the spotlight on each player throughout the month.

After one day, the fanbase has clearly spoken. As of late last night, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a sizable lead over his counterparts, receiving 60 percent of the over 5000 votes so far. Manziel, who was quoted (as all the players were) that he hopes to be a Texan, appears to have the early support.

Want to weigh in? It is easy. On the bottom right of the home page, you'll see the poll. From there, make your selection. You can vote as many times as you'd like.

Does it mean anything? Of course not, just like the mock drafts we all will continue to read until May. That said, it still is fun.

What do YOU want the Texans to do? Vote here. (Bottom right of the page)

Recent News

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.