2012 NFL Mock Draft: Sports Illustrated Picks Memphis Defensive Tackle Dontari Poe For Texans

The NFL season isn't completely over yet but that hasn't stopped a massive amount of mock draft to be published online. There are only two teams left to play in the Super Bowl before the draft order is complete, but the Texans have known that they would be have the No. 26 pick in the first round for almost two weeks after they were eliminated from the playoffs in the divisional round by the Baltimore Ravens.

In Sports Illustrated's latest mock draft, Don Banks predicted that the Houston Texans will give their defensive line a boost by selecting defensive tackle Dontari Poe out of the University of Memphis with the No. 26 overall pick.

Though a receiver like Baylor's Kendall Wright might get the nod, Wade Phillips' vastly improved Texans defense could use a big body to hold down the fort at nose tackle. With a name like Poe, he should be a Raven, but the Texans might snatch him up first.

ESPN Insider ranks the 6-foot-3, 330-pound defensive tackle as the sixth best interior defensive lineman in the 2012 draft and the addition of Poe could help the Texans carry their No. 2 defensive rank over into 2012.

For more updates on the Texans, check out Battle Red Blog.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Houston

You must be a member of SB Nation Houston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Houston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.