Houston Texans: Complete 2014 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis

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Houston Texans: Complete 2014 NFL Draft Wrap-Up and Analysis
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Put aside the actual players the Houston Texans selected in the 2014 NFL Draft for now. Overall I was very impressed by the haul they came away with over the three day draft, but I was more impressed by how they approached it.

After the third round was over, it was clear what their strategy was going in. With each of their first four picks—and then later in the draft with the selections of Jeoffrey Pagan and Jay Prosch—the Texans selected tough, physical players who will make their impact near the line of scrimmage.

Whether you should build your team on speed, strength or a combination of the two could be debated, but I liked that the Texans had a plan and were able to execute it. Having a team identity and a clear roster-building strategy is important, but it is even more important for a team with a new head coach trying to establish his brand of football.

There were a few picks that I had issue with, but overall I thought Texans fans should be very happy with what they did during the draft. Ultimately their selections will likely be judged by the performance of two players: Jadeveon Clowney and Tom Savage.

Fair or not, that's where many fans and media members will focus their attention.



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