2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thoughts On Walter Football's Six-Round Mock Haul For Texans

If you clicked this link, it's a virtual lock that you are familiar with WalterFootball.com. They live and breathe NFL Draft this time of year, and they take the time to do more than just the easily-digested one-round mock drafts we're all so accustomed to. 

Here is Walter Cherepinsky's six-round mock draft choices for the Houston Texans, with commentary and suggested other choices still on the board.

Walter Football's Six Round 2011 NFL Mock Draft

1. Robert Quinn, LB, North Carolina
I am certainly excited about the prospect of Quinn becoming a Texan. I feel like there's a decent chance someone will trade up to get him, but barring an unexpected fall from other prospects, I'd be very happy to see him in Houston.
Still on the board: DE Cameron Jordan, DT Phil Taylor

2. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
Paea's incredible strength would be a good fit in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme. Some say he's much more cut-out to be a 4-3 DT, but I think he'd do fine in Houston. I'd be absolutely JOYOUS to pull him in the second... except that Rahim Moore was also still around in this scenario. This would be a tough choice, but I'd lean Paea.
Still on the board: FS Rahim Moore

3. Johnny Patrick, CB, Louisville
Serious character issues here. I'd rather the Texans look elsewhere.
Still on the board: S Quinton Carter, DE/OLB Dontay Moch

4. Jaiquawn Jarrett, FS, Temple
A solid player, but if the Texans are going to get a new FS, I'd rather have a free agent or a higher pick than the fourth, depending on who's available. That's not a knock on Jarrett, it's just where I am with the Texans' opinion of this position. 
Still on the board: DT Kenrick Ellis, FS Deunta Williams

5. Ahmad Black, SS, Florida
Actually not a bad coverage guy, for a strong safety. This is one of those situations where your opinion is skewed by how bad the team has been in the past. Black as a prospective starting SS in Houston in 2011 doesn't sound ideal, but when you put it up against the possibility of Troy Nolan starting, it starts to seem like a good idea. He's a decent value in the 5th.
Still on the board: OLB Chris Carter

6. Rick Elmore, DE/OLB, Arizona
Elmore is a high-motor guy, but isn't going to be confused for a great athlete. He's provided a good pass rush at Arizona, but a big knock against him is that he has trouble shedding blocks, and he's not a very good run defender.
Still on the board: ILB Greg Lloyd

If you haven't had enough, I did a "companion piece" to this story over at my, let's call it "Monday-Friday" blog, HoustonDiehards.com. This is my analysis of a four-round mock by Greg Cox, also of Walter Football. You can check that out here.

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