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Manziel or Clowney for No. 1 pick?
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay released mock drafts (both Insider) on Thursday. From the look of things, there is still quite a bit of fluidity on many boards. Kiper says Johnny Manziel will go No. 1 overall to his home-state Houston Texans, and Jadeveon Clowney joining the Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 3. McShay? He sees Clowney heading to Texas and Manziel dropping to the Oakland Raiders at No. 5.
The two experts couldn't agree on the landing spots for the other top three QBs, either: Blake Bortles (fourth to the Cleveland Browns according to McShay, eighth to the Minnesota Vikings per Kiper) and Teddy Bridgewater (McShay says third to Jacksonville, Kiper fourth to Cleveland). In fact, they agree on only one of the top five picks: No. 2, where the St. Louis Rams will (likely) stick with Sam Bradford at quarterback and choose Auburn offensive lineman Greg Robinson. What do you think should happen? What will Houston do at No. 1?
Maurice Jones-Drew has been, for much of his career, in the unenviable position of being a good player stuck on a bad team. Now, nearing the end of his career, he may have a chance to play for a contender. The Jaguars are going to let him test free agency after perhaps the worst season of his otherwise-impressive career. Running backs have a short shelf life in the NFL, and Jones-Drew has more than 8,000 rushing yards on his odometer, but a team looking for part of a running back committee could help rejuvenate his career.
Here's a sampling of what readers had to say in our Facebook conversation on the story:AP Photo/Stephen Morton
Will Texans 'earn' No. 1 pick?
Don't say Thursday night's game between the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars was meaningless. Not only did the 27-20 decision give the Jaguars their first home win in more than a year -- extending their victorious streak to an AFC-best three games -- but it also put Houston in prime position to "earn" the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Will the Texans end up with the league's worst record? If so, what should they do?
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NFL Week 6 -- Jaguars at Broncos
Undefeated versus winless. The NFL's best versus its undoubted worst. A team that scored 51 last week versus a team that has put up that many points all season. Oh, and the good one is at home. Any wonder the Denver Broncos-Jacksonville Jaguars matchup tied the record for largest point spread in NFL history (28)? Better question: Is there anything Jacksonville can do to stop Denver ... from covering?