The 2014 NFL draft is near and for many hopeful college prospects their draft stock is changing daily. The Houston Texans will be on the hot seat with the number 1 overall pick this year.
There is much talk about the Texans selecting a quarterback to fill the needs of the failing team. There are three top quarterbacks that are being discussed as worthy selections for the Texans. Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, and UCF’s own Blake Bortles are all being discussed. Each of them have been thought to be number 1, but then a different of the three is switched for the other with a new reason.
The next pick is the St. Louis Rams. They already have a great deal of money in their quarterback, Sam Bradford so they will be shopping around for weapons to help jump start their failing offense. There is talks about the Rams selecting Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins from Clemson. If they decide to trade away the pick to a team with much higher need, the rams could get several other draft picks for this year or next year.
If the Rams decide to trade away this pick, teams could instead look for defensive weapons like Jadeveon Clowney at defensive end. He is a great selection and certainly the best player on this years draft board, but certain teams need to fill certain holes in their lineup more than just picking the best player overall.
I am really excited to see how each of these top players end up helping out these teams in need. Blake Bortles will be the highest UCF player ever selected and could bring quite a bit of attention to UCF Football.