The NFL Draft is less than a month away, so you can bet the smoke screens and rumors will continue to get the most headline. Peter King of The MMQB is reporting that Houston Texans GM Rick Spielman prefers University of Buffalo star linebacker Khalil Mack over South Carolina All American Jadeveon Clowney.
- Houston, at No. 1, isn’t set on Jadeveon Clowney. In fact, one FORS (Friend of Rick Smith) told me the Texans general manager likes Khalil Mack over Clowney, and we still don’t know which quarterback Houston would choose if it chooses one first overall. I still think the Texans would go with a more sure thing with the first overall pick than a quarterback—and that sure thing could also be tackle Greg Robinson. But imagine Mack, the outside linebacker from the University of Buffalo, being the first pick in a stacked draft. Wouldn’t that be something—a second straight Mid-American Conference player (Eric Fisher, Central Michigan, by Kansas City) as the top pick in the NFL draft?