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NFL Mock Draft 2012: ESPN's Mel Kiper Has Texans Taking Fleener In First Round

In Mel Kiper's most recent Mock Draft released today, he has the Texans taking Stanford TE, Coby Fleener with the 26th pick in the first round of this Thurday's NFL Draft. Here is what Kiper had to say regarding the pick:

Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

The Texans now have a void at tight end, and Fleener is the best one in the class. Houston's offense really needs an effective tight end, but not just in an underneath role. Fleener is a great one because he has the size and quickness to work underneath against linebackers, but also the straight-line speed of a receiver to stretch the field in the seam and on the edges. I like the fit.

Kiper has Fleener as the first TE taken off the board in the draft.

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