Who visited and worked out for Texans

Who visited and worked out for Texans
May 1, 2014, 9:00 am
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The Texans held private workouts with only three quarterback prospects, according to Rotoworld.

The website released an unofficial list displaying every visit and private workout every team in the NFL held with a draft prospect in preparation for the draft.

According to the site, the Texans hosted or privately worked out the following offensive prospects: Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida (visit) (private workout), Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M (visit), Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (visit), Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois (private workout), Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech (visit) (private workout), Allen Hurns, WR, Miami (private workout), C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa (private workout), Greg Robinson, OL, Auburn (visit), Jake Matthews, OL, Texas A&M (visit)

All official visits had to be conducted prior to April 27 and every NFL team is allowed to host 30 players on official visits.

Houston's not working out Johnny Manziel isn’t a surprise. Bill O’Brien said at the owners meetings in Orlando last month that they would not be holding a private workout with the former Heisman Trophy winner.

In all, the Texans met with, our privately worked out, six quarterbacks. Houston apparently didn’t meet with or workout A.J. McCarron (Alabama), Zach Mettenberger (LSU) or Derek Carr (Fresno State). All of whom might be available when the Texans are on the clock with the first pick in the second round. The Texans did hold a private workout for one quarterback that looks to be a second round pick, Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois).

The interesting name within the quarterbacks is Logan Thomas. The former Hokie signal caller came to Houston for a visit and was worked out privately by the Texans. Thomas’ athletic ability was unmatched at the NFL Combine and is a converted tight end who is 6-6 and 248 pounds. He’s very raw and that could intrigue head coach Bill O’Brien as a late-round pick.

Reading through the list, Manziel visited with Houston (1), Jacksonville (3), Cleveland (4), Tampa Bay (7) and New England (29). He worked out for just Minnesota (8) and Cleveland. But ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Wednesday that Manziel will workout for St. Louis.

Bortles had personal workouts and official visits with Houston, Jacksonville and Cleveland. The former UCF quarterback visited with the Raiders and had a private workout and personal meeting with Minnesota.

After his sub par pro day, Bridgewater would have probably liked a private workout with the Texans but apparently never got one. But he did make a visit to Houston

According to the site, the Texans hosted or privately worked out the following defensive prospects: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (visit), Chaz Sutton, DL, South Carolina (private workout), Dee Ford, LB, Auburn (private workout), Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo (visit), Jason Verrett, CB, TCU (visit), Lonnie Ballentine, S, Memphis (visit).

There's nothing strange that Clowney didn’t participate in a private workout for the Texans. He stopped participating in private workouts after Clemson tackle Brandon Thomas tore his ACL during a private workout. The only team he worked out privately for was Atlanta, who is rumored to be interested in moving up in the draft to grab the defensive end. Clowney visited with Houston, Detroit, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Oakland and St. Louis.

Mack has been making a late push in some mock drafts. Mack visited Houston, Jacksonville, Minnesota and St. Louis. He worked out for just Atlanta and Cleveland.

Again this is not an official list and some visits and workouts may have occurred that are not posted. But it is interesting to see who has visited and worked out for which teams.


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