With just three weeks before the NFL draft, the outlook on draft day remains as unclear as ever.
How the Houston Texans approach their first overall selection will affect the ensuing picks; new head coach Bill O'Brien will have the opportunity to choose from stud pass-rushing specialist Jadeveon Clowney or a potential franchise quarterback.
It will be interesting to see where the quarterbacks go in the draft. Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr all could go in the top five picks, or they could fall out of the first round altogether. Last year saw just one quarterback selected in the first round, but glaring needs at that position by a handful of teams could vault some signal-callers higher than expected.
It’s said to be the deepest draft ever, and there’s plenty of talent to be seen. You will see a few trades thrown in here, meaning it is not a traditional mock draft, but these trades make too much sense to ignore.