The Houston Texans should avoid Jadeveon Clowney and take Teddy Bridgewater

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Bridgewater should become an employee of the Houston Texans.

Refuting a published report that the team “might have a trade partner” in Buffalo, the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain says there is “no way” the Texans want the Bills’ ninth pick.

Instead, Houston is apparently determined to nab defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall selection in May’s NFL Draft.

Although the 6-foot-6, 274-pound Clowney is an amazing prospect, the former Gamecock lacks passion and Houston badly needs a quarterback.

Hence, the Texans should remain atop the board and choose amongst Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel.

Bortles and Manziel both have ample promise and could thrive in the “Space City.”

However, despite underwhelming at recent showings, the Texans should trust the 21-year-old Bridgewater to operate Bill O’Brien’s offense.

Bridgewater, who starred in Louisville’s 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl, finished the season with 31 touchdowns, against four interceptions, for 3,970 yards.

Blessed with a tremendous arm and great mobility, Bridgewater also completed an astounding 71.0% of his 427 attempts.

Most importantly, the 2013 Sugar Bowl MVP again proved to be a natural leader who can quickly sense pressure in the pocket.

Granted, there is not a team in the American Athletic Conference that will ever be confused with the 1985 Chicago Bears on defense.

Still, Bridgewater was utterly brilliant over 39 contests as a Cardinal and his performances can’t be overlooked.

After wisely running from the “Derby City,” Teddy Bridgewater is the man who should shake Roger Goodell’s hand and relocate to Houston this spring.

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