Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: it turns out that the Texans need help in their secondary, and should Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara fall to their spot, mock drafters snap him up in a flash. Mocking The Draft is the latest website to do that, and here’s what they have to say about it:
Amukamara will join a much criticized defensive backfield in Houston and hope to right the ship. He is a technically sound corner with the potential to shutdown his side of the field.
In the second round of their mock, they pair Amukamara with Arizona OLB/DE Brooks Reed:
Wade Phillips is bring the 3-4 defense to Houston and pieces will need to be added. Reed is a rising prospect that could fit at the outside linebacker position.
I still think the Texans are better off with North Carolina’s Robert Quinn over Amukamara at #11, although it’s not close enough to bother me. I do loathe any mock draft that has us selecting a cornerback or outside linebacker over Oregon State’s Stephen Paea if he somehow falls to Houston’s second round pick. Of course, I loathe it more for it’s accuracy than anything, because Earl Mitchell is a perfectly capable nose tackle, as we all know and are sure to find out this season.