The Texans will of course not say publicly who they hope to take in the first round of the NFL draft, but there have been reports that they’re high on Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. And Mahomes himself thinks those reports are accurate.

Mahomes says that he and Texans coach Bill O’Brien have been getting to know each other during the pre-draft process, and he thinks they’re developing a good rapport.

“I feel like a lot of coaches like me, but especially coach O’Brien. I think my personality and how real I am, those are things beyond what I can do on the field that he likes,” Mahomes said, via “It seemed like the way I was answering questions, I think he knew that I knew what was going on. You can tell when coaches have a confidence in you.”