2011 NFL Mock Draft: Will The Texans Target Cal DE Cameron Jordan?

The Houston Texans had no trouble scoring points last year. They could always use some help on the offensive side of the ball, but not enough to warrant using a first round selection there. That is why you will see most take a defensive player for the Texans in most Mock Drafts around the Internet.

On that side of the ball, they could use help in two areas. The defensive secondary which got shredded last season, and a front seven that is facing a transition to a new system. In their latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft, SB Nation has decided to give the Texans help with the latter. They have the them taking Cal DE Cameron Jordan. Here is their rationale.

Over and over, you'll see mock drafters slot the best available front seven defender to Houston as Wade Phillips moves them to the 3-4. Here, that's Jordan, whose quickness and pass rushing ability should help him in Phillips' one-gap scheme.

Cameron Jordan is the definition of a 3-4 DE, and he has shot up draft boards with solid performances in all of the offseason all-star games and workouts. He would be a great fit for the Texans new defensive scheme. There might be more exciting prospects on the board when the Texans pick, but there will probably not be players that are a better fit for the Texans, and with as much potential upside as Cameron Jordan.

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