NFL Draft 2012: Houston Targeting OLB After Losing Mario Williams?

Take this for what you will, considering the source is the oft-criticized John McClain, but I found a really interesting small note in this article on Houston's "worst-case scenario.":

↵
↵

The Texans are expected to use a first- or second-round draft choice on another outside linebacker.

↵
↵

Wait a tick, you mean all those mock drafts that had them going for a wide receiver could be wrong? Who on earth would have thought the Texans would go for a defender?? Oh, anyone who pays attention to Houston and their draft tendencies, that's who.

↵

It doesn't guarantee that Houston will take a guy like USC's Nick Perry in the first round, but if one of the top hybrid guys falls? That's a definite possibility. They could also target someone in the second round, much like they did with Connor Barwin and Brooks Reed.

↵

Either way, I'd bet that Houston doesn't end up with a receiver in that first round.

↵

For more NFL draft news, check out SB Nation's latest Mock Draft. For up-to-date Houston Texans news, check out Battle Red Blog.

↵

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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,

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

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.