The Texans finished the season 2-14 which was the worst record in the league last season. Matt Schaub was never thought to be the best quarterback in the league, but everyone thought he was good enough. His problems really showed themselves last season and his performance got worse and worse as the season went on. Schaub was benched midseason, and is not even on the team anymore. Schaub now finds himself in Oakland, and the Texans find themselves moving on a new direction with a new head coach in Bill O’Brien. Ryan Fitzpatrick was signed to be the starting quarterback, but nobody thinks he is anything more than a placeholder until the Texans can find their long term answer.
The Texans held the number one overall selection in the draft in May. Under the circumstances, the obvious choice would be a quarterback. However their really were no quarterbacks in this draft that were considered to be that good. A year ago Teddy Bridgewater was considered to be the unanimous number one choice overall, but, as scouts got more film on him, they noticed a few flaws. It also didn’t help the Bridgewater had perhaps the worst pro day ever. Bridgewater fell all the way to the Vikings with the last selection in the first round. Blake Bortles didn’t impress the Texans enough to draft him, and only the Skip Bayless’s of the world thought Johnny Manziel was worthy of being selected number one overall. So the Texnas selected Jadeveon Clowney, the defensive end from South Carolina who was thought of as the best player in this draft. The Texans are hoping Clowney can form a elite pass rushing duo with megastar J.J. Watt, who just signed a 100 million dollar extension and a player that many believe is the best defensive player in the NFL. With their second round draft choice the Texans selected offensive guard Xavier Su’a-Filo from UCLA. With their third round selection the Texans selected tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from Iowa. In the fourth round the Texans selected Louis Nix, the defensive tackle from Notre Dame. Nix is a big man who will plug the middle of the defense in Houston. With their second selection the fourth round, the Texans selected Tom Savage, the quarterback from Pittsburgh. Savage has a pro skill set and many believe he could be the long term answer in Houston.