Nov 29, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Is Khalil Mack A Possible #1 Pick For The Texans?

Though many around the league believe the Texans will take Jadeveon Clowney with the first pick, a few ESPN reporters think that Khalil Mack is still in the conversation.

Mack is widely considered a top four prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft, and some believe he may be the best defensive player in the draft. The report isn’t so surprising and may confirm what Peter King (MMQB) heard just a few weeks ago.

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?

Is it a smokescreen or the truth? Who honestly knows at this point. Expect to hear many more reports leading up to next week’s draft.

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