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rmartin's 2nd Texans Mock Draft
1st Round:* Duke Robinson, OG, Oklahoma
Robinson can play both left tackle and left gaurd. He has grat mobility for a man his size. Although a marquee defensive player is tempting, Robinson's ability to play multiple positions gives him the nod.
2nd Round: Connor Barwin, DE, Cincinnati
Barwin is a player that will go under the radar. He was one of the main cogs in a UC defense that was a large reason for their remarkable season.* Barwin is a very athletic player, he played TE earlier in his career. He posesses a good combination of size and speed.
3rd Round: Captain Munnerlyn, CB, South Carolina
Continuing in the Houston tradition of selecting South Carolina corners, Munnerlyn would bring some more speed to the secondary. He has solid ball skills.
4th Round: James Davis, RB, Clemson
Davis hopefully becomes the short yardage back. He would have to put on some more weight though. He is a gritty runner who was highly regarded before the season, and Clemsons collapse. There is simply no ideal power back left at this point.
5th Round: Sherrod Martin, FS, Troy
Martin will start to turn some heads when testing starts. He has sub 4.4 speed, and has the ability to play some corner.
6th Round: Sammie Lee Hill, DT, Stillman
Hill fills the need for a space eating DT. He is a huge guy with great athletic ability.* A high character person as well.
7th Round: Jon Cooper, C, Oklahoma
Cooper will backup Myers, at least to start. I see Cooper as one of the best zone centers in this draft. He was overshadowed on the line by Loadholt and Robinson, but Cooper led the team in knockdowns with 136. A steal in the 7th.
UDFA: Jason Boltus, QB, Hartwick
Boltus is an experimental QB. Prototypical size, great athleticism, and a strong arm.
UDFA: Chris Ogbannaya, RB, Texas
It pains me to put a UT player in, but he would be a good pickup. Ogbannaya might not test well, but he can play.
UDFA: Larry Beavers, KR, Wesley
Beavers will push Jones in the return man spot, as well as for the 5th reciever spot. There are reports of sub 4.3 speed, and when you look at his yards per reception, and his returns, you will believe it. 29.2 yards per punt return, 3 TD. 39.5 yards per KR, 5 TD.
UDFA: Jovan Belcher, OLB, Maine
Belcher played DE in college, and was the runner up for the best defensive player at the FCS level. He has plyed some OLB, and would give the Texans another legit pass rusher.
UDFA: Jacob Calderon, OLB, Cal Lutheran
Calderon, like Belcher, was a DE in college. He had 12 sacks in 9 games and was named both an AP Little American and a D3 coaches All American.
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