It’s been a brutal year for the Houston Texans, falling from Super Bowl contender to the NFL’s worst team through Week 15. But even after a campaign that saw the Texans part ways with coach Gary Kubiak and bench starting QB Matt Schaub, hope springs eternal each offseason -- particularly when you have the No. 1 draft pick.
But if the Texans do finish the season in dead last, whom do you pick?
Todd McShay released his first 2014 mock draft Wednesday, and in doing so identified the biggest areas of need for the Texans. The most urgent: QB, OT and secondary. Here’s who McShay believes will provide the best fit for Houston at No. 1 overall.