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Texans need a QB but could pick Clowney first

Published On: May 06 2014 08:50:24 PM CDT
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HOUSTON -

The first two times the Houston Texans had the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, they chose quarterback David Carr and defensive end Mario Williams.
    
Odds are that they'll use this year's top choice on one of those two positions again.
    
South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is widely considered the best player available in this year's draft. Pairing him with 2012 Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt could give the Texans the best 1-2 pass-rushing punch in the NFL.
    
The problem is that while Houston could use another game-changing defensive player, the need at quarterback is more dire. The Texans traded Matt Schaub in the offseason after a terrible year in which he was benched after six games. The Texans signed Ryan Fitzpatrick in the offseason, but he probably isn't the long-term solution to their quarterback woes.