Texans trying to trade down from No. 33, Jaguars would have taken Bortles over Clowney


Much like when they had the No. 1 pick the Houston Texans are willing to trade down. This time the Texans are fielding offers for the No. 33 overall pick in an effort to pick up extra picks in the draft.

The Texans may be eyeing a quarterback but Derek Carr is either not their guy or simply not worth the No. 33 pick by the Texans standards. What the Texans would do if they are unable to trade the pick remains to be seen as wide receiver Marquise Lee and nose-tackle Louis Nix are both possibilities.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and T.J. Yates are currently on the Texans roster as quarterbacks.

Texans viewed Bortles over Clowney?

Whether it is simply hindsight speech or reality ESPN’s Britt McHenry reported on SportsCenter Friday that the Jacksonville Jaguars would have taken Blake Bortles over Jadeveon Clowney had the start defensive player slipped to No. 3.

The Jaguars are high on Bortles calling him a “once in a generation” quarterback. The Jaguars took Bortles over Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans and Khalil Mack.

Going forward the next two picks for the Jaguars will come at No. 39 and No. 70 where they expect to grab an offensive lineman and/or a wide receiver.


tles, considering they drafted him over Sammy Watkins, Khalil Mack, and Mike Evans. The Jaguars’ current plan is to sit Bortles for most of the 2014 season. Expect them to bolster their offensive line and/or wide receiver corps at picks 39 and 70.