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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Texans select Menelik Watson

Houston needs some help up front and gets it in Watson.


In SB Nation's latest NFL mock draft, Matthew Fairburn is pegging Florida State Seminoles offensive tackle Menelik Watson to the Houston Texans.

Houston needs a right tackle after losing Eric Winston before the 2012 season, with the position being unsettled since then. Currently, Derek Newton is the starter penciled in to bookend Duane Brown, but it's hard to imagine a team many believe is ready for a Super Bowl run to be comfortable with that situation.

Watson is a mountain of a man at 6'5'' and 310 pounds, and can move with quickness. Should Watson go to the Texans, he fits what they like to do in terms of scheme. Watson's talents are tailor made for a zone blocking scheme as Fairburn points out, something that Houston has employed for years.

The Texans are a very strong team without many holes, so they could go with the best player available at this point should they feel comfortable with Newton.

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