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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Texans Tab Amukamara In McClain's Latest Mock

If there's one thing the Houston Chronicle's John McClain is good at, it's hedging his bets. So in his quest to make sure he gets every potential Texans pick mocked to Houston at least once, he's found a creative way to get Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara to fall to the Texans at No. 11 overall. I'm not quite sure why the Cowboys would pass on Amukamara for Tyron Smith, but hey, thems' the breaks, Cowboys fans. Here's McClain's analysis:

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska.

They want to fill this position in free agency, but they go after the second-best prospect at his position when they have a chance.

Mock 2: Aldon Smith, OLB, Missouri

Drafting Amukamara would likely start a scenario in motion where he and Kareem Jackson are the Texans No. 2 and 3 corners, a free agent cornerback like Johnathan Joseph is tabbed to be their No. 1 CB, and current top corner Glover Quin would move to free safety. Of course, that still would leave the Texans very thin at corner, particularly if Jackson doesn't improve dramatically. But they should be well set up for the longer run with that pick--which might not be in the best interests of Gary Kubiak, who is looking to keep his job.

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