RTC: Familiar spot for Houston Texans

The Houston Texans have been here before: Take the best offensive player in the NFL draft, a hometown favorite quarterback or an elite pass-rusher.

The Texans chose the pass-rusher, taking defensive end Mario Williams over running back Reggie Bush and quarterback Vince Young with the No. 1 pick in the 2006 NFL draft. The decision turned out to be the correct one. While Bush has had a pretty good career, Young flamed out. Williams had 53 sacks in six seasons with the Texans before signing with Buffalo in 2012.

NFL.com's Judy Battista writes that the Texans' choice of Williams may be instructive on how the Texans will handle this year's draft.

The Texans need a quarterback -- which is different from 2006 because they knew David Carr was the starter -- but there are questions about the top three in this draft. The team is in much better shape than it was in 2006 and is only a player or two away from being back in the playoffs. So the best option could be defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.

Here are some additional pieces of Texans-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

The Texans have signed tight end Zach Potter, according to HoustonTexans.com. He did not play in 2013 but has been with Jacksonville, St. Louis and the New York Jets.

NFL.com's Marc Sessler breaks down the Texans in his Offseason Forecast series.

ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay broke down risers and fallers from the NFL combine, with Kiper concentrating on the defensive players and McShay the offensive players. Some risers: running back Jerick McKinnon, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Terrence Brooks. Some fallers: offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, receiver Jarvis Landry, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan and linebacker Michael Sam.

ESPN's Bill Polian also gave a list of the players that impressed him the most. Among those on it are quarterback Johnny Manziel, offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, linebacker Khalil Mack and cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.

NFL.com's Gil Brandt adds his list of nine combine standouts, including receiver Sammy Watkins and tight end Eric Ebron.

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks updates his Big Board after the combine. Watkins and Mack were among the players that made the bigger jumps.

NFLDraftScout.com's Dane Brugler updates his top 50 draft board.