Hey let me know what you think about this... (No trades btw)
Disclaimer - These picks are obviously whether the player could be available, I cannot guarantee that they will be, but I'm trying to make it as realistic as possible.
15. Clay Matthews - OLB, USC
-The Texans do need help/depth at the LB position, and I feel like this is a good opportunity to trade down for the Texans, and that Matthews should still be available even later in the 1st round, so I think he is our guy.
Other possibilities - Malcolm Jenkins - CB, Ohio State
(Don't think he will drop to #15 though)
Brian Cushing - OLB, USC
(If the Texans trade down there is a possibility he will not be available at their new pick. Also I feel Kubiak wants one big happy family of Broncos players, Kyle Shanahan, the Gibbs', and now the Matthews')
46. Patrick Chung - SS, Oregon
-I'm just not sold on our strong safeties, whether it is Ferguson, Harrison, or Barber. I believe Chung could be that ballhawking, hard hitting safety the Texans have been looking for.
Other possibilities - Max Unger - C, Oregon
(Great Center who could easily replace Myers as the starter IMO)
Victor Harris - CB, Virginia Tech
(Very physical and tough corner, something the Texans need, especially with the whole "Dunta drama" debacle)
77. Rashad Jennings - RB, Liberty
-I've been preaching for Jennings forever and a day now, and I think he is the best complement to Slaton in this draft. (Would love to trade for Peyton Hillis though!)
Other possibility - Rashad Johnson - FS, Alabama
(Same reasoning as for Chung, except at the FS position)
112. Kraig Urbik - RG, Wisconsin
-Mike Brisiel is not a starting RG in the NFL IMO, and Urbik could change that.
Other possibility - Andre Brown - RB, North Carolina State
(Only if the Texans did not get to Rashad Jennings first)
122. Coye Francies - CB, San Jose State
-If the Texans have not drafted a corner yet in the draft, they cannot wait any longer. Francies has a lot of upside to him, pure talent.
Other possibility - Vance Walker - DT, Georgia Tech
(Even with the signing of Shaun Cody, the Texans still need help at this position badly. More depth is always good)
152. Henry Melton - DE, Texas
-More depth at DE is necessary even with the signing of Antonio Smith. According to walterfootball, he ran a 4.64 which is indeed impressive.
188. Greg Isdaner - OG, West Virginia
- I cannot preach enough how badly we need more, and better depth on our offensive line.
223. Brandon Tate - WR, North Carolina
-His stock has fallen dramatically since he tore his ACL and MCL his Senior year. Before that he was a very dynamic return man, and was improving on his receiving skills. (Watch out Jacoby Jones!)
If you actually read all of this, thank you. Let me know what you think.
(And don't criticize me too