"There's not a lot of separation, and there are more quarterbacks than just three. Obviously, the three guys that everybody talks about, Blake, Teddy and Johnny, those guys are good players. Thy had great college careers. But there are other guys out there."
Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien on NFL Network talked about the quarterbacks in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft and said they will draft one but not necessarily with the number one overall selection. O'Brien made no question that the Texans will draft a quarterback in the upcoming draft.
"I don't think there's any question that we'll draft a quarterback in the draft, where we draft that quarterback, I don't think we know yet. We don't even know that yet. We're still in the process of studying all these prospects, in the process of putting a grade on them and place them where they would be in the draft. The big thing is it's such a long process. We're in the stage now where we go to the Pro Days and eventually we bring them into our facility for an interview, we call it an on-campus interview in Houston. As we get closer and closer we'll obviously be ready to make a decision."
The media's top three are Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles, but O'Brien pointed out that there are more than those three.
"You've got McCarron, you've got Mettenberger, you've got Logan Thomas, you've got Savage, you've got Garoppolo. I mean, I could go right down the list. To me, you've got 10 or 12 guys you've got to do a great job of evaluating and make the best pick possible where ever you draft these guys. I see a lot of good quarterbacks."
The Texans and O'Brien are looking at every option in the draft, and looking for the right one for the Texans is an ongoing process. The Texans currently have three quarterbacks under contract in Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum for the upcoming season.