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Old 06-11-2012   #27
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Default Re: Prospects to watch in 2013 as they apply to Texans needs.

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Currently on the roster- James Casey, Jason Ford, Derrell Smith
Roster Outlook- Casey is a lock. Ford or Smith might make the squad, but I am not banking on it.
2013 Outlook- I have been advocating acquiring a true blocking FB since Leach left. Probably wont happen, but here are 5 blocking FBs to keep an eye on.

1) Zac Boren, OSU, 6’ 250 lbs
2) Kiero Small, Arkansas, 5’10” 255 lbs
3) Taimi Tutogi, Arizona, 6’1” 250 lbs
4) Braden Wilson, Kansas State, 6’3” 255 lbs
5) Tommy Bohanon, Wake Forest, 6’2” 245 lbs

TightEnd

Currently on the roster- Owen Daniels, Garrett Graham, Logan Brock, Phillip Supernaw
Roster Outlook- 3 make it. Daniels, Graham, and one of the UDFAs, but I don’t know which one.
2013 Outlook- I am really surprised the Texans did not grab a TE this past draft. OD is a huge injury risk, GG has proven nothing and the other 2 are UDFAs. I expect the Texans to draft a TE pretty high in the draft, rounds 1-3.

An average of 15 TEs have been drafted per year the last 5 years. Here are my top 15.
* denotes the player is an underclassman.

1) *CJ Fiedorowicz, Iowa, 6’6” 265 lbs
2) Joseph Fauria, UCLA, 6’7” 250 lbs
3) Philip Lutzenkurchen, 6’4” 250 lbs
4) *Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame, 6’5” 250 lbs
5) *Levine Toilolo, Stanford, 6’7” 265 lbs
6) Ben Cotton, Nebraska, 6’6” 255 lbs
7) *Dion Sims, Michigan State, 6’5” 275 lbs
8) *Jordan Reed, Florida, 6’3” 240 lbs
9) Ryan Griffin, Connecticut, 6’5” 250 lbs
10) Chris Pantale, Boston College, 6’6” 250 lbs
11) Jake Stoneburner, OSU, 6’5” 245 lbs
12) Colter Phillips, Virginia, 6’6” 245 lbs
13) Kyler Reed, Nebraska, 6’3” 230 lbs
14) Spencer Ladner, Cal, 6’6” 260 lbs
15) Jack Doyle, Western Kentucky, 6’5” 250 lbs
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