Originally Posted by Wolf6151
This is the first time I've ever made a mock draft up so you guys be nice.
The Texans curently have the #8 draft spot but I think we'll finish the year drafting about 6th or 7th and I'm proposing a trade down with Detroit.
Detroit would get our #7 pick (worth 1500 points on the trade value chart) and Houston would get from Detroit the 1st round pick they got from Dallas a couple weeks ago, currently the #25th pick (worth 720 points). We'd also get Detroits own 1st pick in the 2nd round #33 (worth 580 points) and the 3rd round pick Detroit got from Dallas as well, #89 (worth 145 points) for a total of 1445 points. Detroit would be giving up 2 picks they got from Dallas and only giving up one of their own picks and gaining another high 1st round pick so they could fill LT and QB in the same draft. Gaining the extra picks, I propose our draft would look something like this:
1. Alex Mack-C-California.
2a. B.J. Raji-DT-Boston College.
2b. Myron Rolle-SS-Florida St.
3a. Greg Middleton-DE-Indiana.
3b. Best OG available (Tyronne Green/Auburn, Trevor Canfield/Cincinnati, Anthony Parker/Tennessee, etc..)
4. Rashad Jenning-RB-Liberty (hopefully still available).
5. Bear Pascoe-TE-Fresno St. (hopefully still available).
6. Andrew Gardner-OT-Georgia Tech.
I could live with it, nice job
I'm not shy to take Alex in a trade down scenero but who is available @ #8 thats the question? He might still be there early in the 2nd too its very rare for Centers to go in the 1st so I would roll the dice & wait until that 33rd pick if he's still there that is really good value @ need position. I've posted Clint Sintim, OLB Virginia in another thread but he has the makings of one of those move up the draft boards after the end of season ascending prospects. He can flat out rush the QB off the edge from the OLB position, with good coverage & run stopping skills, played in Chris Longs shadow last couple years. I would not be surprised @ all if he is the marked man come next April IF he falls into mid/late 1st rd. he is that good & would make immediate impact on this teams defense.
then you can choose between Rolle (Rhodes Scholer) & big nasty B.J. Raja with Texans own 2nd. I'm not sure whats going on with Middleton, seems like a solid LDE @ one time but what the Texans need is speed & athletic ability to get to the QB off the edge opposite Mario. there are some intriquing prospects depends who falls or is available in the 3rd could be almost any position of need & just take the bpa, but I will mention one touted prospect who should still be there & thats converted TE/DE Connor Barwin Cincinnati. 6-4 255 has 7 sacks, very athletic with good footwork. would begin as rotational situational end, goal line situations on offense & is excellent on special teams, one of those players who has a knack for the ball.
OL is also a good bet in 3rd as well as RB & don't be surprised if the Texans do have all these extra picks they take a QB to develop earlier than expected if one is there they love.