The Houston Texans are wrapping up their season against the Titans Sunday, but many eyes are focused past the end of the regular season and towards the NFL Draft in May. The Texans will have the chance to take a possible franchise player with the first or second pick of the draft.
Texans GM Rick Smith is getting a good look at some of the people who he might suggest the Texans take in the draft. Including quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who many put as the best prospect in the upcoming draft class.
The season not over and Smith has already been out to see Bridgewater play.
“I was actually in Orlando last night at the Russell Athletic Bowl,” Smith told SportsRadio 610’s Rich Lord on Texans Radio Sunday before the season finale in Tennessee.
Smith did not say specifically that he was there to watch the Louisville Quarterback, who led the Cardinals to a 36-9 victory over the Miami Hurricanes at the Orange Bowl. Smith said he goes to as many bowl games as possible this time of year.
Bridgewater would have been hard not to see in Orlando. He threw for 447 yards and 3 touchdowns, adding another TD on the ground to go with 24 rushing yards.
Bridgewater is not the only QB that Smith will have his eye on. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting that Smith will keep his eye on many different underclassman that might declare for the draft.
Brett Hundley at UCLA will be facing off against Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl and could be someone else the Texans look at with their first pick.
Only time will tell who the Texans like the best, but it is safe to say, Rick Smith will have his eyes on everyone available for the Texans.