With Mike Zimmer being named Head Coach in Minnesota today, one vacancy remains.
The off-season is starting to take shape, with only the Browns yet to appoint a coach.
They’re waiting on Denver’s Adam Gase, although Josh McDaniels continues to be linked despite insisting he’s staying in New England.
Either way, they’re drafting a quarterback early.
With five of the top-10 switching coaches, it’s setting up to be an intriguing 2014 draft.
And it all begins with the decision made by Houston.
They’re faced with a really difficult choice. They’ll want to take a quarterback, but can they trust the three best options in this class?
Is Teddy Bridgewater ‘special’? He’ll need to convince teams he can be a dynamic leader as well as productive passer.
Johnny Manziel is the best playmaker in the draft, but has character issues that will put off some teams.
Blake Bortles looks the part physically, but is he another Blaine Gabbert?
The Texans know they can’t force this. They will have options at #33. There’s nothing wrong with playing the long game.
|#1 Jadeveon Clowney (DE, South Carolina)
Unless you truly believe in one of these quarterbacks, you’re better off taking the player with the best chance to be great.
|#2 Sammy Watkins (WR, Clemson)
If they don’t believe in Sam Bradford, draft Johnny Manziel. If they do believe in him, give him Sammy Watkins here.
|#3 Anthony Barr (DE, UCLA)
Gus Bradley could use a great edge rusher. I have my doubts about Barr, but physically he has a ton of upside.
|#4 Johnny Manziel (QB, Texas A&M)
It’s starting to feel inevitable. They might have to move up to get their man.
|#5 Teddy Bridgewater (QB, Louisville)
They can’t have another year of uncertainty at quarterback.
|#6 Jake Matthews (T, Texas A&M)
The Falcons would probably rather get one of the top pass rushers, but tackle is their next biggest need.
|#7 Greg Robinson (T, Auburn)
Fantastic prospect. Elite athletic qualities. Looks like a complete stud. He’s a better prospect than Matthews for me.
|#8 Blake Bortles (QB, UCF)
If Mike Zimmer lands Norv Turner as offensive coordinator, Bortles is a great fit for that offense.
|#9 Mike Evans (WR, Texas A&M)
The more I watch Evans, the more convinced I am he’s a top ten pick and a true #1 receiver.
|#10 Marqise Lee (WR, USC)
Just a really good, competitive football player. Would look great alongside Megatron.
|#11 Cyrus Kouandjio (T, Alabama)
Kouandjio and Robinson are the top two tackles for me. If he lasts this long it’d be a steal.
|#12 Khalil Mack (DE, Buffalo)
Might be set for a Bruce Irvin-style switch to linebacker. The Giants needs a spark on defense.
|#13 Tyler Lewan (T, Michigan)
The depth at tackle allows them to go for a guy like Sammy Watkins if they stay at #2.
|#14 Ra’Shede Hageman (DT, Minnesota)
He will dominate at the Senior Bowl and secure a place in the top-20 next May.
|#15 Eric Ebron (TE, North Carolina)
Terrific athlete with the potential to be the next big time tight end.
|#16 C.J. Mosley (LB, Alabama)
He’s the type of player the Ravens draft. They consistently make smart, solid picks.
|#17 Louis Nix (DT, Notre Dame)
He’s not dominated in 2013 and it’s a concern. Has he added too much bad weight?
|#18 Allen Robinson (WR, Penn State)
Great when it comes to YAC, he’s also an intelligent, grounded receiver with a big future.
|#19 Antonio Richardson (T, Tennessee)
Massive tackle prospect who could easily land in the top-ten.
|#20 Zack Martin (T, Notre Dame)
Everyone wants to convert him to guard. Why? He’s looked really good at tackle. Top-20 talent.
|#21 Jace Amaro (TE, Texas Tech)
Green Bay’s defense stinks, but they know supporting Aaron Rodgers is the only way they’ll win another title.
|#22 Brent Urban (DE, Virginia)
Chip Kelly likes defenders with length and speed. Underrated prospect.
|#23 Calvin Pryor (S, Louisville)
They could use a partner for Eric Berry. I only looked at his tape this week, but it’s impressive.
|#24 Darqueze Dennard (CB, Michigan State)
It’s not a great class for cornerbacks, but Dennard looks like the best available.
|#25 Justin Gilbert (CB, Oklahoma State)
Had a productive season and turned a few heads in 2013.
|#26 Odell Beckham Jr (WR, LSU)
Could provide a dynamic double threat with Josh Gordon.
|#27 Xavier Su’a-Filo (G, UCLA)
Big upside prospect with his best years ahead. Can play tackle or guard.
|#28 Kelvin Benjamin (WR, Florida State)
He’s the big bodied wide out Carolina currently lacks.
|#29 Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, Washington)
Suddenly tight end is a need for the Patriots. That changed quickly. ASJ would be a great fit in this offense.
|#30 Bradley Roby (CB, Ohio State)
I still believe in Roby, even after a rough season. He can play.
|#31 Brandon Coleman (WR, Rutgers)
Seattle needs a big target for Russell Wilson. Coleman fits the bill perfectly.
|#32 Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (S, Alabama)
They’ve finally moved on from that play against Baltimore last season, but the Broncos still need a safety.