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NFL Mock Draft 2012: Could Houston Go With A Tight End?

Throughout most of the pre-draft season, most of the chatter around the Houston Texans first-round pick has been about possible WR's to line up opposite of Andre Johnson.

But with Baylor WR Kendall Wright's stock slipping in the last few days, a scenario exists where the top three WR's on many draft boards -- Justin Blackmon (Oklahoma State), Michael Floyd (Notre Dame) and Stephen Hill (Georgia Tech) -- are gone by the time the Texans pick at No. 26.

That's how Mocking The Draft sees it going down, which is why they have Houston going with a TE in their final mock:

Houston Texans - Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford - This is a good pick, I know they have tons of talent but this guy is a tweener Tight End/Wide Out.

Fleener, an athletic 6'6 250 TE, was one of Andrew Luck's main weapons at Stanford, catching 34 passes for 667 yards and 10 TD's last season.

While the Texans still have Owen Daniels at the position, New England has had a lot of success with two TE sets recently.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft and the Houston Texans, check out Mocking The Draft, SB Nation's NFL page and Battle Red Blog.

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