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Rmartin65's January Mock
1) Idaho OG Mike Iupati, 6’5” 330
The Texans need to solidify the OL. To put it simply, our starting 5 cannot cut it. Brown and Winston are legit talents, and Brisiel still has some potential. Pitts is a good backup now, if he is resigned. Enter Iupati, a raw player with loads of untapped potential. Unless he blows up at the combine and the switch to LT talk starts up, he should be available. Iupati is All Pro OG potential.
2) Stanford RB Toby Gerhart, 6’1” 235
We all know the pros and cons of Gerhart, there is not much to talk about by now. Gerhart is the most physically punishing back in the draft, and has above average speed for his size. Put him behind Iupati and my next pick, and our short yard game just got loads better. Slaton could drop the weight, and revert back to his pre-season form. 800 yards and 10 TDs are not out of the question for Gerhart as a rookie.
3) Baylor OC J.D. Walton, 6’4” 305
Walton’s draft stock is lower than it should be because he played for Baylor. I still worry he won’t be available here, but I could not pass this up. The 300 pound Walton is very athletic for his size, and is equally gifted in the blocking for the run and the pass. With Iupati, Caldwell and Walton, the Texans interior OL (and the whole OL in general with Brown and Winston) will be set for the next 10 years.
4) Oklahoma CB/FS Brian Jackson, 6’ 203
Jackson is a talent at corner. Slower than one would want for a franchise corner, Jackson is an ideal number 2 corner. He plays the run very well, which could result in a switch to FS. We still need a legit number 1 corner, but this should lessen the blow if DRob leaves in FA.
5) Iowa ILB Pat Angerer, 6’ 235
Yep, ILB is not a need here. But you don’t pass up football players. Angerer is a football player. And once I thought about it more, depth at ILB is a good idea here in the 5th. He will be able to play on special teams as well.
5) Florida State SS Myron Rolle, 6’2” 223
Some of you may doubt Rolle lasting this far. He has taken a year off from football, and that will hurt his stock immensely. Remember Maurice Clarrett after his hiatus? Rolle may not contribute immediately as a rookie, but is very intelligent and can learn behind Pollard.
6) Alabama K Leigh Tiffin, 6’1’ 212
I am sick of Kris Brown. Enough said.
7) Wyoming DT/DE John Fletcher, 6’6” 275
It just came down to value here. I decided to pick a football player with some versatility. He wont wow anyone in the weight room, but I like the effort he gives on the field. He will play on special teams, he blocked 3 kicks last year.
Alright, tear it up!
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