Join Date: May 2004
Re: Another terribly early 2013 Texans mock.
This is my terribly early Texans Mock Draft for 2013 - (hopefully Texans select 32nd).
First Round: Jake Matthews, OT(JR) 6-5 305 Texas A&M
Lock down right side with ability to swing over if needed left side without losing a step. Texans OL would be officially loaded to help keep Schawb healthy as he takes hometown discount to extend his career as a Houston Texan. This is a great value too if he opts out to enter the NFL early.
Second Round: Josh Boyd, DT/NT, 6-3 300 Mississippi State
Bumped up player/position because both fit better late 2nd to upgrade middle of Wade's 3-4 with Boyd's upside to become one of the leagues best young nose tackles. More upside than Mike Martin, Michigan who if taken by Texans last draft would be in there fighting for starting minutes now. I realize the majority of Texan fans would prefer a sexier pick like WR in the first couple rounds (we were just there last draft) but I'm keeping it old school, smash mouth in the trenches taking OL then DL in first two rounds.
Third Round: Chris Borland, ILB(JR), 5-11 242, Wisconsin
Per 65 recommendation & superior eye for talent, switched ILB to Wisconsin "honey badger" Chris Borland who in his words, "that guy there is a football player". Look people if Sharpton could stay healthy, which he can't, it would be a different story. It's time if the right player is available who could step in immediately & contribute to fortify the inside of defense. Boyd & Borland for office!
Fourth Round: Michael Williams, TE, 6-5 272 Alabama
Texans need a true blocking TE especially in short yardage & goal-line stands. Williams is a massive, powerful & athletic blocker who can help seal the edge or create cut-back lanes for Foster & Tate. The 4th rd. has been a popular choice for Kubiak/Smith to take a TE.
Fifth Round: Dan Buckner, WR, 6-3 215 Arizona
Feel good about LeStar Jean's progress year two as undrafted free agent. Buckner is sort of carbon-copy, long-strider, deep threat & field stretcher. His teammate, Juron Criner, a far more polished WR taken 5th rd. by Oakland & looking good in camp so far.
Sixth Round: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, 6-0 192 Connecticut
Big cover corner coming off Knee injury. If he fully recovers in less than one year (doubt it) he could still be on the board late? Texans will probably take a shot every draft in secondary when a player meets their system requirements.
Seventh Round: Carson York, OG, 6-5 292 Oregon
ZBS guard with experience both sides. Very quick, technically sound. See his stock rising, have really been impressed with Duck OL now for several years & they always seem to produce decent late round prospects who stick. Center Hroniss Grasu could be the highest Duck OL drafted in years when he comes out in a couple years, his play is outstanding.
with a little help from my friends-
2012 Draft was Mercilus
Last edited by beerlover; 08-25-2012 at 10:46 AM.