Report: Texans to host Manziel, Bortles
The Houston Texans will be hosting a pair of potential top-pick quarterbacks in the coming weeks.
Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will visit Houston on April 15 and 16, and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel will be in town a week later on April 21 and 22, according to reports.
Head coach Bill O’Brien and general manager Rick Smith attended both players’ pro days, having interviewed with both players as well. With the visits, the Texans hope to get a more in-depth look at each of the quarterback’s football knowledge and personalities. Teams are not allowed to work out players during visits.
Last month, head coach Bill O’Brien confirmed the Texans will be drafting a quarterback, but did not mention if the team will do so with the No. 1 overall pick. Former South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has become the more popular candidate lately, but Houston has yet to tip its hand on what route it will take on draft day.
In addition to the visits, the Texans also reportedly plan on attending former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s pro day on Wednesday.
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