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Week 14 Texan Mock
First Round: Josh Chapman, Alabama, NT/NG 6007 316
Dominant, seasoned, another Sabin influenced defensive prospect who adds more talent to front line already playing @ a high level. This is what Championship teams do, they retool & get stronger in the trenches. Have him graded as early second but by time the draft rolls around his stock could rise as 3-4 teams look to enforce middle with smaller, high motor, smart, well coached athletes.
Second Round: Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M, WR 6035 225
Texan WR's play well together, even without big target, stud #1 WR Andre Johnson yet still need another star added to arsenal. Down year for entire Aggie program including firing on former Texan assistant head coach Mike Sherman. Has the same size as Dwight Jones who I had projected in the first round for Texans last week, played through assorted injurys still averaged almost 60 yards per game with 11.3 avg. per catch & 5 TD's. Expected bigger things from Jeff after last season, when he collected 72 receptions, 82 yards per game, 14.81 yards per catch & 12 TD's. Over course of four years @ Texas A&M Fuller caught almost 3,000 yards (2973) 226 receptions & 33 TD's.
Third Round: Phillip Blake, Baylor, Center/OG 6024 320
Blame RG3 if you want but chances are Phillip Blakes stock is also soaring, unlike RG3 it's a given Blake will enter the 2012 NFL draft because he is a senior. Realistic draft grade if Texans want to cover/fill two positions in one. Blake has excellent mobility, plays light on his feet for size & is an excellent athlete who fits ZBS adding both depth & future starting material for Texans.
Fourth Round: Jerry Franklin, Arkansas, ILB 6100 245
Had to also move Jerry higher based on his productivity & need for depth @ ILB. He led a very good defensive Arkansas unit in tackles with with 93. Has the height weight ratio to fill inside running lanes, sure tackler, high motor/effort who plays with passion. Also had 10 TFL for loss, 4 passes broken up, 5 QB hurries & one fumble recovery for a 94 yard TD.
Fifth Round: David Paulson, Oregon, TE 6040 244
Owen & Dresseen proved yesterday how important the TE position is for the Texans. I think the league is catching on & TE position is becoming more of a commodity, not just another blocker @ scrimmage. Paulson is a sure handed option in passing game, excellent down field blocker & give Texans the best TE receiving corps in the NFL.
Sixth Round: Robert Golden, Arizona, CB/SS 5110 200
Glover Quin doesn't get near enough credit (had to go back & check his vertical 38") the move to SS was overdue & it's obvious his natural NFL position. Robert Golden is very similar in a lot of ways. I will be following his workout among many others to see how he eventually grades out but for now he makes looks like an excellent back-up to Glover & special teams player moving forward. Third on club with 60 tackles in 2010, 69 tackles in 2011 starting CB but has experience playing SS as well.
Seventh Round: G.J. Kinne, Tulsa, QB 6020 230
Using last pick (Mason compensatory null/void) on another QB. Giving credit for this selection to rmartin65. From Mesquite Texas, he had a passer rating of 147.53 passing for 2859 yards, on 228 completions out of 355 attempts. 25 TD's & 12 INT's. Three years of starting experience also threw for 3650 yards 31 TD's & 10 INT's in 2010. 2009 2732 yards, 22 TD's 10 INT's. Like Case Keenum here as well but Kinne seems to have the stronger arm of the two & better size moving foward.
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