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Old 04-18-2009   #1
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Default Texans Mock Draft with a few twists...

This will not be your conventional Texans mock draft. You probably won't agree with all of it, but I am just trying to change things up a little bit, and give a different perspective than what you mostly see on the internet.

1st Round
15. Malcolm Jenkins - CB, Ohio State
-If he is available I just cannot see the Texans passing up on him unless given a sweet trade down possibility.

2nd Round
46. Michael Johnson - DE, Georgia Tech
-What? Johnson has slipped from being a surefire 1st rounder now to a mid 2nd rounder mostly because of having not lived up to his "potential." He has a rare size and athletic ability, and is just way too sweet of a prospect to pass up here. Analysts say that with the right coaching (Bill Kollar) he can live up to his potential. Also learning from Mario and Antonio would be a good environment for him.

Lets face it, if Mario or Antonio Smith were to get injured this coming season, Stanley McClover or Jesse Nading would fill in, and that is just a nightmare come to life. (Paul Kruger is also a possibility here.)

3rd Round
77. Pat White - QB, West Virginia
-This one is also a doozie. I know Kubiak is usually opposed to having three quarterbacks on the active roster, but White is not just a quarterback. He could be a major weapon in trick plays as a receiver, or utilized in the Wildcat formation. (Kyle Shanahan would love it!) Plus it wouldn't be hard to convince Bob McNair about how the entire state of West Virginia would be Texans fans with Slaton AND White on the roster. ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)

As a quarterback, he would be 3rd behind Schaub, and Orlovsky, but I feel he could work his way into earning the backup role after maybe two seasons.

4th Round
112. Andre Brown - RB, North Carolina State
-Not much to say here that hasn't already been said. He would be the power back to complement Steve Slaton.

122. Jason Williams - OLB, Western Illinois
-You can all pick up your jaws from off the ground now, as I finally have the Texans selecting a linebacker. Williams' stock has been rising, especially after running a 4.49 forty at his Pro Day. (Which is the fasted recorded forty by strongside linebackers this year) His junior year he had 107 tackles, 16.5 tackles for a loss, and 8 sacks. I like him a lot to fit into our linebacker corp., and we don't have to use a 1st round pick on a linebacker in this situation.

5th Round
152. Emanuel Cook - FS/SS, South Carolina
-Quick hard hitting Safety that resembles Bob Sanders in a way. His major drawback though is that he is only 5'10". Still an interesting prospect for the Texans, and not bad value at all nabbing him in the 5th round.

6th Round
188. Greg Isdaner - OG, West Virginia
-Another WVU player? Well maybe WVU can be the new Colorado State in Houston. Mike Brisiel is not a starting RG in the NFL in my opinion. Maybe Isdaner can give him a run for his money. If not, we could still use the depth.

7th Round
223. Brandon Tate - WR/KR, North Carolina
-He might not be available here, but his stock has dropped dramatically since he tore his ACL and MCL his Senior year. Not to mention he has also lost some weight because of this. Tate was an amazing return specialist and was shaping out to be a pretty good wideout as well. Maybe could be the guy to replace Jacoby Jones and his fumbling problem.

Undrafted Free Agent
Rodney Ferguson - RB, New Mexico
-At 6'0" 237lbs., Ferguson totaled 1,105 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in 2008. I watched some game footage on him, and he wouldn't be a bad UFA acquisition. The Texans should look him up.

Let me know what you think, and just remember I am going from a different perspective here. I don't mind criticism, as long as it is not hateful.
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