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NFL Draft 2012: Houston Targeting OLB After Losing Mario Williams?

Take this for what you will, considering the source is the oft-criticized John McClain, but I found a really interesting small note in this article on Houston's "worst-case scenario.":

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The Texans are expected to use a first- or second-round draft choice on another outside linebacker.

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Wait a tick, you mean all those mock drafts that had them going for a wide receiver could be wrong? Who on earth would have thought the Texans would go for a defender?? Oh, anyone who pays attention to Houston and their draft tendencies, that's who.

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It doesn't guarantee that Houston will take a guy like USC's Nick Perry in the first round, but if one of the top hybrid guys falls? That's a definite possibility. They could also target someone in the second round, much like they did with Connor Barwin and Brooks Reed.

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Either way, I'd bet that Houston doesn't end up with a receiver in that first round.

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