Originally Posted by beerlover
Just a quick flashback to see that Whitney Mercilus was in fact considered a top 20 pick by many respected draft sites. How he slipped to #26 was like a perfect storm for the Texans, hence the recent article in the Chron by John McClain - http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans...-olb-mercilus/
It looks like we got lucky with Mercilus falling to us, but only time will tell if he's a great player or not. It's early in the evaluation process but it's looking pretty good so far. Props to Smith and Co. for recognizing the talent and jumping on the pick when available.