1. Houston Texans
Pick: Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
There’s all sorts of possibilities here, ranging from Jadeveon Clowney to home-state QB Johnny Manziel to trading the top pick, it’s safe to say the Texans have options. Still, conventional wisdom says take the guy who looks like the best NFL quarterback, and that’s Teddy Bridgewater.
Louisville’s Bridgewater is the right combination of size (6-3), athletic ability and accuracy that we’ve seen prove successful for quarterbacks in the NFL. He’s a pocket passer who became more accurate in college each year, while also increasing his yards per attempt. Although he doesn’t prefer it, Bridgewater can scramble for positive yards if he needs to. With all the attributes we saw him display at Louisville, the right draft comparison for Bridgewater is Aaron Rodgers.