Texan Post 2012 Senior Bowl Mock Draft
Without Free Agent to be Mario Williams:
First Round: Vinny Curry, OLB, Marshall, 6'3 3/8" 265
Explosive pass rusher with elite length, high ceiling, lower cost option to maintain quality 3-4 pass rushing fleet & resign other key free agents.
Second Round: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona, 6'2 1/8" 220
Experienced, NFL ready, size/speed/hands/route combination. Bright, eager teammate, rises to top of competition, ideal #2 to Andre Johnson.
Third Round: Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina, 6'0" 203
First round talent vs small school competition. Ballhawk. Physical & competitive. Both long & short area recovery speed. Long arms, big hands, tremendous instincts ideal #2 CB for Texans.
Fourth Round: Isaiah Pead, RB/Returner, Cincinnati, 5'10 193
Premium return man who can also save roster spot in back-up RB duties. In the same mold as Joshua Cribbs who went undrafted, now return game is costing teams playoff games stock in reliable, playmaking returners a premium.
Fifth Round: Levy Adcock, OT, 6'5" 322
Where's the beef is here with next two picks. ZBS style OL who may compete immediately for LG duties. In time starter material immediate swing tackle.
6th Round: Akiem Hicks, NT, Regina, 6'5" 324
Disruptive, nasty-streak, unblock-able at times, will require double team next level. Adds strength to inside while Curry adds speed outside.
7th Round: David Paulson, TE, Oregon, 6'4" 250
Complete TE in Kubiak mold who is willing, effective blocker both on line & downfield, reliable hands, knack of finding seam/separate in coverage. Excellent red zone target, in Dwight Clark mold.
2012 Draft was Mercilus