The Houston Texans entered the 2013 season with high expectations, being labeled as a Super Bowl favorite by some after back-to-back AFC South titles.
However, the season was an absolute catastrophe, and after 14 straight losses, the Texans now hold the rights to the first pick in May's NFL draft.
There are a number of candidates to be the first overall pick in May, from favorites such as quarterbacks Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M and Blake Bortles of Central Florida to dark horses such as Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack.
The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month will be an invaluable tool in that regard, allowing the Texans to refine their draft board with workouts and interviews.
With that in mind, here's a look at what the Texans will be watching when this year's best pro prospects take the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.