Originally Posted by beerlover
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: Kevin Reddick, ILB, 6-2 240 North Carolina
DeMeco was shipped off without having his legitimate replacement compounded with some bad luck to Sharpton's recovery, I think its time to move on & upgrade with elite talent for position.
Third Round: Josh Boyd, DT/NT, 6-3 300 Mississippi State
I honestly don't think Texans have a true starter, even with Cody not injured playing nose tackle. Mike Martin, Michigan was pounded to be selected in the 3rd round by many draft posters here, the need remains & trigger needs to be pulled to address interior DL.
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.
Great to see your mock BL.
I really like going OT in the first, and Matthews is as good as any OT eligible for the draft. If he is there, money.
Again, I really like the position you are taking here, but unlike your first round pick, I dont really like Reddick. I dont know why, maybe I just need to watch UNC more (and I do plan to this season), but something about the guy just seems off. There are some Big 10 inside 'backers that should be available in the 3rd round that I am more interested in.
Dang BL, do you have my draft needs sheet or something? I really like grabbing a NT. I dont know a ton about your guy, but he is a proven talent in the rough and tough SEC. I will definitely keep an eye on him this year.
Seriously, you are taking my notes. While I am planning on drafting a TE earlier than you have here, I like the fact that you target the position early. However, he is definitely more of a blocking TE than what I am looking for. If OD is healthy, then that is great. We could use a blocking specialist (remember the pick of Hill out of NCState a couple years ago). But if OD remains to be an injury risk, and GG goes not step up, we could use a more established receiver at the position.
Buckner has the look of a number 2 receiver. Sign me up.
I dont know anything about the CB, but I think that grabbing some depth late is a pretty solid idea.
And I dont know anything about York either, but again, I like grabbing depth along the OL.
In summation, I would be stoked if the real draft turned out around these lines.