To the utter horror of our own Daniel Charles, who makes some solid points about the worthiness of Robert Quinn as the eleventh overall pick, the latest SB Nation.com mock draft has come out today and has the North Carolina linebacker sliding all the way to the Texans at No. 11 overall. Here’s what Brian Galliford and the crew have to say about the potential pick:
11. Houston Texans: Robert Quinn, DE, North Carolina. Gary Kubiak has been hanging onto this job by the skin of his teeth for years, plural, and if he plans to continue that trend, the defense needs to shape up quickly. 3-4 OLB is the obvious need, and Quinn gives them good value here.
This sure does look awfully similar to last weeks comment, does it not? I think SB Nation has the Texans zeroed in on a 3-4 OLB, as do most sites at this point. It’s not a bad supposition to make considering how necessary a good rush linebacker is for the health of a 3-4 defense in general and Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense in particular.