Awtysst's Latest Stupid Draft Thoughts
Life has a way of changing plans. I had wanted to do 4 mocks for April but life circumstances altered those plans. Furthermore, this may or may not be my final mock of this year. With other things needing my attention, I put together a very fast mock with little explanation.
The draft is less than 2 weeks away. So this may/may not serve as my final Texans Mock.
1. Malcolm Jenkins-CB/S Ohio State
As yall know, I have been high on Clay Matthews, but I think one of two things will happen. 1) He will be cleared of the steroid rumor and will proceed to get taken before out pick. 2) He will be guilty of the steroid rumor and will not be our pick. Either way, we donít take him here. Personally, I think a trade down is our best choice opportunity here. If not, I think we take Jenkins.
2. Clint Sintim, OLB-Virginia
Its hard to say if he will be there. Some people have him going in the late first, others in the mod second. If he is there, we must grab him. If he is not here, maybe DE Lawrence Sidbury could be the pick here.
3. Chris Baker-DT Hampton
A monster DT that can play the run and still get to the QB. Behind Raji, he is the best suited DT in the draft for the Texans. He can clog, penetrate, and is a great athlete. We could use a guy like him on the line.
4(a). Andre Brown-RB N.C. State
A solid complimentary back that can catch as well. He is 225 with 4.5 speed. He will hit the hole with power and can be our solution to those sticky third and 1 or 3rd and 2 situations. He also has the speed to break a short run into a 20+ yard run.
4(b) Henry Melton-DE Texas
This pick is made under the assumption we get Sintim in the 1st. If we donít, then we may go after Marcus Freeman OLB. I think taking a flier on Melton is a good idea. He can start out as a situational DE and grow from there.
5. A.Q. Shipley-C Penn State
Finally, we get our center. He is a smart guy has a high motor and has great technique. He can learn the nuances of the ZBS very quickly and could probably start from day 1.
6. Myron Pryor - DT Kentucky
The 6th round is very unpredictable. There are two routes to go: take an unproven guy with a little flash or take a guy with big talent that had an injury. I say go the later. If the guy heals, you have higher value. If not, cut him, itís the 6th round afterall. Pryor has had some leg injuries but if he is ready to go he can play like a 2nd or 3rd rounder. I say take a chance on him!
7. George Bussey- OG Louisville
A solid ZBS depth OG. He can compete for a spot or even get onto the practice squad for a year. Itís the 7th, if you see a guy who can be of value, you grab him!
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-awtysst on 4/28/2011