The top ten selections of the 2011 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft are in the books, as we can announce. . .
With the tenth pick in the 2011 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft, the Washington Redskins select. . .
Julio Jones, wide receiver, Alabama
To recap, here are the top ten selections:
Carolina Panthers - , quarterback, Auburn
Denver Broncos - Patrick Peterson, cornerback, LSU
Buffalo Bills - Marcell Dareus, defensive tackle, Alabama
Cincinnati Bengals - Blaine Gabbert, quarterback, Missouri
Arizona Cardinals - Von Miller, linebacker, Texas A&M
Cleveland Browns - A.J. Green, wide receiver, Georgia
San Francisco 49ers - Prince Amukamara, cornerback, Nebraska
Tennessee Titans - Nick Fairley, defensive tackle, Auburn
Dallas Cowboys - Tyron Smith, offensive tackle, USC
Washington Redskins - Julio Jones, wide receiver, Alabama
With that, we move on to the Houston Texans, another team whose needs all seem to lie primarily on one side of the football.Having fielded one of the NFL's worst pass defenses last season, the biggest needs for the Texans are all in the secondary. However, with both Patrick Peterson and Prince Amukamara being off the board in the first seven picks, any defensive back that the Texans might want to grab here could end up being a reach. Most of the value for the Texans at this point is going to lie with upgrading their front seven, and there are a few defensive ends on the board that would fit quite nicely into Houston's 3-4 front to help supplement their pass rush.
Keep in mind that there are a lot of defensive ends on the board, as I said, but some of them aren't good fits for a 3-4 defense. They could be in the market for a nose tackle as well, if they think there's one worthy of the pick here.
If the Texans didn't think that any of the available defensive ends would fit into their scheme and didn't want to reach for a corner, their next best bet might be an offensive tackle. . .not that tackle is a need or anything, but they could use a little more depth on the offensive line.
So, have at it, ladies and gentlemen. . .where do you see the Houston Texans going with the eleventh overall pick in the draft?