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Jadeveon Clowney's NFL future?
Mel Kiper has been saying Jadeveon Clowney had a future as a No. 1 overall pick since Clowney's sophomore season that he stamped with his helmet-popping hit against Michigan in the 2013 Outback Bowl. So if it feels like we've been talking about his draft prospects for a long time, it is because we have. Naturally, during that time, draft experts and teams have had plenty of opportunity to pick apart his game. Is it all just blowing smoke or should we be concerned about his future as a pro?
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Johnny Manziel's NFL future?
Whether it is due to playing the premier QB position or some of his off-the-field stories, Johnny Manziel has to be one of the most discussed prospects in the 2014 NFL draft. Depending on what you read, he could be the second QB taken in the top 10, the third-rated QB in the draft or barely in the top 20 list of prospects. Of course, we may need a few years before we can judge his pro career, but we want to know now: How good will "Johnny Football" be in the NFL?
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Matt Schaub to the Raiders?
Matt Schaub would prefer to forget his disastrous 2013 season with the Houston Texans. And it appears he will be able to do so, as reports indicate he will soon be traded to a team that would also like to forget last season: the Oakland Raiders. Will Schaub have a Rich Gannon-like revival in California? Will the Raiders still draft a quarterback with their No. 5 pick? Are you rooting for a resurrection of Raider Nation? Cast your votes!
Is Blake Bortles draft's top QB?
Teddy Bridgewater underwhelmed at his pro day. Johnny Manziel and "bust" have been heard together a lot lately. And then there's Blake Bortles, the previously anonymous quarterback who excelled at his own personal showcase and might have cemented his spot as the NFL's top quarterback prospect. But prospect and real thing are quite different. What is the NFL future for all three? If you were the Houston Texans' brass, would you go with a QB at No. 1?
Manziel or Clowney for No. 1 pick?
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released mock drafts (both Insider) on Thursday. From the look of things, there is still quite a bit of fluidity on many boards. Kiper says Johnny Manziel will go No. 1 overall to his home-state Houston Texans, and Jadeveon Clowney joining the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3. McShay? He sees Clowney heading to Texas and Manziel dropping to the Oakland Raiders at No. 5.
The two experts couldn't agree on the landing spots for the other top three QBs, either: Blake Bortles (fourth to the Cleveland Browns according to McShay, eighth to the Minnesota Vikings per Kiper) and Teddy Bridgewater (McShay says third to Jacksonville, Kiper fourth to Cleveland). In fact, they agree on only one of the top five picks: No. 2, where the St. Louis Rams will (likely) stick with Sam Bradford at quarterback and choose Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson. What do you think should happen? What will Houston do at No. 1?