Texans Bill O’Brien Says He’s Just Starting To Evaluate Johnny Manziel


Read into it what you want, but the Texans have the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and new head coach Bill O’Brien has started the evaluation process on certain Texas based quarterback.

O’Brien said Wednesday the Texans are a “long way” from making a decision about the top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and the team will primarily look for a player who can help the organization win.


Asked specifically about former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, O’Brien told the Houston Chronicle that he’s just beginning the evaluation on the Heisman Trophy winner.

“Johnny’s a guy that I’ve only seen on TV, so I haven’t even studied him on tape yet. I think I’ve only seen him on TV twice. But I think he’s a very exciting player, one of the better college players to come along in a long time, and I’m looking forward to studying him as a player,” said O’Brien, during an interview with ESPN.

O’Brien included Manziel with several other promising QB prospects who’ll be available in the draft. While the Texans could select a different position with the first pick or trade down, a team that went just 2-14 in 2013 clearly needs a long-term answer at quarterback.