More 2012 NFL mock drafts are starting to come out and the latest comes from CBS Sports' draft guru Rob Rang. Rang projects the Texans will be picking late in the first round at No. 26, and he has them taking Memphis Tiger nose/defensive tackle Dontari Poe:
No. 26 Houston Texans: Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis: The Texans have emerged as one of the NFL's best teams, but run defense remains a concern as the team doesn't have a dominant nose guard. Poe, at 6-5 and 350 pounds, possesses a rare combination of size, strength and athleticism and would surely intrigue the Texans and any other teams in search of a nose guard, should he leave Memphis early.
Poe is a junior and he officially declared for the NFL Draft on his twitter account on Dec. 23. This past year at Memphis, Poe recorded 33 tackles, eight for a loss and one sack.
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