2013 NFL Mock Draft: Texans Select Jelani Jenkins

The Houston Texans are taking Florida Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins in the 2013 NFL Mock Draft, according to SB Nation's very own Mocking the Draft. Over the last year, since acquiring Wade Phillips as the defensive coordinator and him implementing the 3-4 defense, the Texans have truly been transformed on that side of the ball.

That's why they looked to replace Mario Williams in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by selecting Whitney Mercilus. Jenkins started 12 games at weakside linebacker for the Gators in 2011. He finished third on the team in tackles with 75, second in breakups with six and recorded two sacks for a total loss of 20 yards.

Jenkins also has experience playing middle linebackers, so he could play inside for the Texans if the stars were to align in such a way.

Read more about draft analysis at Mocking the Draft and our NFL hub page. For more on the Texans, visit the Battle Red Blog.

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