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Default Bleacher Report Mock Scenarios

This goes through each round so open if you want more

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3...nd-most-likely

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First Round

Best Case: Earl Thomas (S-Texas). The Texans' secondary is a huge area of need and this was no more evident than when Eugene Wilson went down and the team had to rely on Dominique Barber and John Busing. There are no corners who could be available when the Texans pick that have me excited, and it may be a stretch to think Thomas could be there, but if he is, he can be the type of ball hawking safety the Texans have been lacking since, well, since forever.

Worst Case: Patrick Robinson (CB- Florida State). Following that same logic for Thomas, the Texans can't throw away their pick on a player who won't help. Robinson has prototypical size and great tangibles, but he hasn't been able to harness it and is not very physical. The Texans improved their defense this season when they became more physical and they always ask their corners to tackle well. They also play a lot of man coverage and Robinson was burnt too much in college. I also considered a myriad of running backs here as a first round pick here would not be the way to go.

Most Likely: Dan Williams (DT- Tennessee). I could have easily put this under "Best Case" as I think he's a great option. The Texans have needs at DT, but they do NOT need another 300 pound under tackle. They need a big body who can hold the point of attack, defend against the run and give Amobi and Mario a chance to run free. Williams would be a great option at 19 or 20—unlike Terrence Cody who needs oxygen after warm-ups.

Second Round

Best Case: Maurkice Pouncey (C- Florida). I know this won't happen as the coaches for some reason loves Chris Meyers, but the fact is, Meyers sucks. The team drafted Antoine Caldwell last year as a backup, but he's more suited for guard. Even if we keep him at center, Pouncey is athletic enough to be a great guard in the zone blocking scheme, so this could kill two birds with one stone. Of course, he may not make it to our pick.

Worst Case: Jonathan Dwyer (RB- Georgia Tech). I think Dwyer will be a really good pro, and is good value in the second round, but he just doesn't fit the Texans needs. The Texans need a running back who can step in and contribute soon, but Dwyer's time in the triple option mean he has very little experience catching the ball out of the backfield and in pass protection—two areas absolutely critical for a Houston back.

Most Likely: Morgan Burnett (S- Georgia Tech). If we assume that the Texans have drafted Dan Williams in the first, they still need a safety and Morgan Burnett can fill that need. I realize he doesn't have the tackling ability that I just bashed Robinson on, but he does have the ball skills. If the team can make him a better tackler, he might just fill that need.
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