Well, let's say they are interesting to me and fit a couple of the Texans' needs. Let's break down a couple different guys who make sense for the Texans in the draft this April. We'll be keeping an eye on these guys as we head through the scouting combine and into draft season.â†µ
Florida WR Chris Rainey - The biggest thing the Texans lacked when Andre Johnson was sidelined wasn't a possession receiver. 'Dre does plenty of that on his own, but what they couldn't replace was his deep speed. Adding a versatile threat like Rainey wouldn't immediately solve the problem at No. 2 WR, but it would give them a viable deep threat if Johnson gets hurt again to take the pressure off Owen Daniels and Kevin Walter.
Utah OG Tony Bergstrom - Though he played at tackle last season, Bergstrom appears to be headed guard in the pros. As a slightly older prospect, he'd fit into the Texans offensive line pretty neatly and may provide a little more athleticism than Andre Caldwell. Mike Brisiel will be the starter at right guard, but adding Bergstrom as a backup could make some sense.â†µ
Boise State SS George Iloka - The thing to like here is Iloka's size. The Texans safety play picked up dramatically this season, but they still got hurt by big tight ends down the field like Cincinnati's Jermaine Gresham. That mismatch won't go away, so adding a player like Iloka into the mix could help both depth and create some options for Wade's scheme.â†µ
Iowa WR Marvin McNutt - I could easily go with many of the big receiver prospects here that don't run well but could step in for Kevin Walter in the blocking and possession department. Think A&M's Jeff Fuller or Appalachian State's Brian Quick. All three of these guys would be solutions later on in the draft, depending on how they run and could provide value as a starter if they can block and run solid routes.â†µ