Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff says it's "highly unlikely" he'll be able to complete a trade up to No. 1 overall.
Houston demands three first-round picks and a second-rounder to move down from No. 1 overall, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer.
An NFL scout speaking anonymously said he "would not put my job on the line" for South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, based on conversations with "people who know" Texans GM Rick Smith, reports he "no longer believe(s) it's a certainty" Houston uses the No. 1 pick on South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
Texans owner Bob McNair called South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney "obviously the best player in the draft."
Former Texans GM Charley Casserly said Friday on NFL Network's "NFL AM" that Houston isn't sold on South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney due to scheme fit.
The Texans and Falcons won't be working out a trade involving the No. 1 pick, according to SportsRadio 610 Houston.
Texans GM Rick Smith stated Thursday that he's still willing to deal the No. 1 overall pick.
Houston Chronicle beat writer John McClain reports that the Texans are deciding between South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel, or a trade at No. 1 overall.
ESPN's KC Joyner believes South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney's low volume of one-on-one sacks is a concern.
The MMQB's Peter King believes that if the Houston Texans want to trade out of the top spot than the Atlanta Falcons "as of this morning, are their best option."
South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney downplayed concerns over his work ethic, saying he works as hard as any other player.
The Falcons "remain very focused" on South Carolina edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, "numerous league sources" have told CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Houston hopes to trade down from No. 1 and Atlanta is their "most likely partner," reported ESPN's Ed Werder on NFL Insiders.