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September 21, 2014

What should the Texans do with the first pick?

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What should the Houston Texans do with the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft?

After a 2-14 season, the Texans have the No. 1 pick in this year's draft.

Total Votes: 276

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Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 9:04 am | Updated: 8:04 pm, Sat Jan 25, 2014.

As soon as Sunday's final whistle sounded the end of the dismal Houston Texans 2014 season the clock started ticking. The Texans, for the third time in franchise history will have the first pick in the NFL draft.

What to do?

The Texans have their new coach, former Penn State head coach and former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien. 

So, most people think the Texans will go with a quarterback for that first pick. Many draft experts pick Teddy Bridgewater of the University of Louisville as the top pick.

In these parts a lot of people want Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M — who has yet declare he will enter the draft — as the pick. He could blame people, especially after the way Johnny Football brought the Aggies back against Duke Tuesday night.

JJ Watt told those covering the Wisconsin vs. South Carolina game at the Capital One Citrus Bowl that he wouldn't mind playing with Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who also declared he will enter the draft.

Personally, I think the Texans need to draft for the offensive line. So, my pick is Aggies lineman Jake Matthews.

Matthews is expected to go as the No. 2 pick to St. Louis, so it isn't a stretch to think he could go No. 1. St. Louis doesn't have the QB issues that the Texans do.

And we can't forget hometown favorite Mike Evans, the Aggie and former Galveston Ball High product. But the Texans with Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins, appear set at wide receiver.

Of note, Matthews, Manziel and Evans are all predicted to be first round picks with Matthews and Manziel predicted to go in the first 10 picks by most experts.

So a quick poll. What should the Texans do with that first pick?

Now you're on the clock, cast your vote in our Daily News poll. We will publish the results in Sunday's edition of The Daily News.