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Old 03-03-2012   #2
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Default Re: Steel B's Post Combine Mock

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Originally Posted by steelbtexan View Post
Rd.1 Rueben Randle LSU, Wr. 6'2, 210 LBS, Randle is very polished. He has good hands, adjusts to the ball well and is a very good blocker. He gets in and out of this breaks well and runs much faster than his 4.55 combine time in pads. Good character guy

Rd.2 Josh Robinson Central Fla. CB 5'9 199 LBS, 4.29 Robinson was 1st team all Sun Belt confrence. he makes up for lack of height with a 38 inch vertical. Long arms also help in this regard. 31.5 in arm length. Robinson basically shut down all Wr's he faced. He's a great player with all the attributes that you look for in a CB. Think a better DeAngelo Hall.

Rd.3 Mike Martin Michigan. DT 6'1 308 LBS, 4.88, Martin is a high character Guy, who bench presses 505 LBS and 700 squat. Former wrestling/shotput campion in high school. He is strong at the POA and is a perfect fit for Wades defense.

Rd.4 Jake Bequette Arkansas, DE/OLB 6'4 274 LBS, Bequette is a high motor guy who can rush the passer. The only reason he falls this far is because he suffered a hamstring injury that ruined his Sr yr. Bequette showed good explosion at the combine with some of the best 3 cone 6.90, shuttle 4.07vertical 34 inches BJ 9'5. He plaed OLB at the combine for the 1st time and reportedly did quite well.

Rd.5 Danny Coale Va. Tech, WR 4.50 6'0 201 LBS, Coale is a bigger faster version of Welker. He can KR/PR as well as Punt believe it or not. 47.5 avg. Coale was underutilized due to poor QB play and type of offense he played in. 155 career receptions and 2500 yds recieving. Won the Tatum award for top student athlete. Coale screams Texans pick and his best days are ahead of him. I would trade up to get him if I had too.

Rd.6 Joe Looney Wake Forest, OG 302 LBS, 5.0, Looney has good movement skills,lifted 26 times at the combine, He's a smart player who positions himself well. Has started since he was a RS freshman. Looney had an ankle injury as a Sr. He has upside if he can get stronger with a pro S&C coach. 2nd team all ACC.

Christian Thompson South Carolina St. S, 6'1 211 LBS. 4.45, Thompson is an Auburn transfer. He is a big/fast super athletic FS/SS. Developmental/PS prospect who would make an impact on ST's while he learns the pro game at S.
Randle and Martin have been on my radar as far as players the Texans may go for. Looney is someone I didn't know much about, but after reading up on him some more, he is definitely someone I could see the Texans getting in the later rounds. Coale and Bequette would be good picks also. Don't konw about Thompson in the 7th. Could be a good find and would probably be good depth and ST's for the first couple of years.

As for Robinson in the 2nd, I know he's a great athlete and football player, but I just don't know if the Texans will go for a CB this high in the draft. Remember, they still have Brandon Harris, that they got in the 2nd round last year, sitting on the bench this past season. I know Rick Smith always says you can never have enough CB's, but they seem to really like K. Jackson and with McCain playing the nickle so well and Harris sitting on the bench, I just don't think they will draft a CB this high.

Overall, good mock and one that I think is realistic for the Texans, except for Rd 2.
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