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2012 Daily Norseman Community Mock Draft - Houston Texans

Note: I had to remove Jonathan Martin because I keep screwing up and want to believe he is still available. Sorry. :(

Picks 1 thru 25 are in the books.

  1. Indianapolis Colts - Andrew Luck, QB Stanford
  2. Washington Redskins - Robert Griffin III, QB Baylor
  3. Minnesota Vikings - Matt Kalil, OT USC
  4. Cleveland Browns - Trent Richardson, RB Alabama
  5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Morris Claiborne, CB LSU
  6. St. Louis Rams - Justin Blackmon, WR Oklahoma State
  7. Jacksonville Jaguars - Michael Floyd, WR Notre Dame
  8. Miami Dolphins - Ryan Tannehill, QB Texas A&M
  9. Carolina Panthers - Quinton Coples, DE North Carolina
  10. Buffalo Bills - Riley Reiff, OT Iowa
  11. Kansas City Chiefs - David DeCastro, OG Stanford
  12. Seattle Seahawks - Luke Kuechly, LB Boston College
  13. Arizona Cardinals - Jonathan Martin, OT Stanford
  14. Dallas Cowboys - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB Alabama
  15. Philadelphia Eagles - Fletcher Cox, DT Mississippi State
  16. New York Jets - Melvin Ingram, DE South Carolina
  17. Cincinnati Bengals - Stephon Gilmore, CB South Carolina
  18. San Diego Chargers - Courtney Upshaw, OLB/DE Alabama
  19. Chicago Bears - Cordy Glenn, OL, Georgia
  20. Tennessee Titans - Dontari Poe DT Memphis
  21. Cincinnati Bengals - Mark Barron, SS Alabama
  22. Cleveland Browns - Kendall Wright WR Baylor
  23. Detroit Lions - Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
  24. Pittsburgh Steelers - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
  25. Denver Broncos - Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech

Let me say first that it is very unlikely Denver would take Stephen Hill. They have Thomas and Decker already. They signed Stokely, Caldwell, and Hillis in free agency. Granted these players do not have as much potential as Hill but grabbing Hill is a luxury pick IMO. He is going to be on the bench most of the time. I think they will go with a DT and I think it will come down to Jerel Worthy or Devon Still. For some reason defensive tackles are undervalued here on this board.

But we were suppose to be talking about the Texans right?

walterfootball lists their needs as 2 WRs, 3 interior OL, RT, ILB, NT, SS, K, P, and CB depth.

Houston is obviously upset that the Broncos picked Stephen Hill just before their pick. But they have some nice alternatives.

They can go offensive line with Kevin Zeitler, Amini Silatolu, or Mike Adams

They can go DT here with Jerel Worthy, Devon Still, Brandon Thompson, or Alameda Ta'amu.

They can go CB here with Josh Robinson.

They can go safety here with Harrison Smith. They need a safety too because all they have is Mike Adams and Quin Glover.

They can go inside linebacker her with Dont'a Hightower because they signed Tim Dobbins and Bradie James to only one year deals.

They can go WR here and take Alshon Jeffery or Reuben Randle.

They also can go Coby Fleener here as well since they lost Joel Dreesen in free agency and only have Garrett Graham behind him. Daniels is oft injured too.

I think it will come down to Jonathan Martin, Coby Fleener, Dont'a Hightower, Kevin Zeitler, and Alshon Jeffery.

If I am Houston I would take Fleener here. The TE class is not too good and he is the best of the bunch. They can get an offensive lineman later and a WR later too. They may find a NT to develop later as well.

Fleener is #7 overall on the natinalfootballpost board. I think he will create some mismatch problems fro defenses.

Coby Fleener

Coby Fleener #82: Highlights (via StanfordFball)

Dont'a Hightower

Dont'a Hightower Highlights 2011-2012 (via BenjiGridiron)

Kevin Zeitler

Kevin Zeitler 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery Highlights (via taylorlpage)

Mike Adams

Mike Adams 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Jerel Worthy

Jerel Worthy 2012 NFL Draft Profile (via sbnnfl)

Alameda Ta'amu

Alameda Ta'amu vs Utah (via MetaDraft)

Reuben Randle

NFL Draft Preview: Rueben Randle (via FoxSports)