I admire the dedication here, trying to predict all seven rounds-worth of Houston's picks. No, it's not just because he went with the guy I talked up earlier this week in Whitney Mercilus...
Leave it to the people who actually follow the Texans to take a defensive player here. To be fair to the NFP mock I talked about earlier, Mercilus went in the top 15 there, so he couldn't have been by the Texans.
Still, tabbing a WR in the first round for Houston right now is just lazy. Now, for the rest of Houston's haul here:
2nd round: Marvin Jones, WR, Cal
3rd round: Josh Chapman, NT, Alabama
4th round: David Molk, C/G, Michigan; J.K Schaffer, ILB, Cincinnati
5th round: Brandon Mosley, OT, Auburn
6th round: Brett Roy, DE, Nevada
7th round: Randy Bullock, K, Texas A&M
With that, Houston addresses all its needs pretty neatly. Those nose tackles people plug in to Houston's spot in the first round? Taken in the third. That receiver we talked about? A better value guy who fits the West Coast system in the second. Oh, and a kicker in the seventh to replace Neil Rackers.
Depth is the name of the game here, and Houston adds a ton of it at needed positions (after free agency defections). Can't really argue with any of these choices, actually.
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