Is Manziel the Texans' man?

Is Manziel the Texans' man?
March 6, 2014, 10:30 am
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Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) against the SMU Mustangs at Kyle Field.

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Johnny Manziel may be the favorite among Texans fans to be selected first overall in the NFL Draft in May, but if the post-NFL Combine mock drafts are to be believed it's looking less and less likely.

A small sampling of seven mock drafts published by the NFL, CSN Houston, Bleacher Report, CBS, Fox and Rotoworld showed an even split between UCF quarterback Blake Bortles and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney as the favorite to be selected by the Texans. CSN Houston's Jason Passehl had the only mock draft where the Texans selected Manziel.

The rest of the mocks had Manziel going somewhere between third and fifth in the draft, with two each sending the former Aggie quarterback to Jacksonville, Cleveland or Oakland.

Manziel's left tackle at Texas A&M, Jake Matthews, is expected to go somewhere between sixth and ninth if the mocks are to be believed. Mike Evans, Manziel's favorite target is projected to go in the teens with the Rams as the most likely destination.

Justin Gilbert was the only consensus Big 12 player expected to be taken in the first round, but there was a wide range of where he might go. The mock drafts had him going as high as eighth and as low as 25th. Three drafts had him going to the Lions at No. 10.

Texas Tech tight end was listed in four of the seven drafts, twice being taken by the Patriots at No. 30.