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BB/65/BL Post Super Bowl Texan 2012 Mock Draft 1B.
1B. (Without Mario)
Version 1B without Mario means Texans focus on other free agents, including Foster. Ingram grades out similar to Wright but Criner/Jones will grade out higher than Wolfe who provides depth & value.
1st Round: Melvin Ingram, OLB, 6016 278, South Carolina
Tweener DE/OLB (reason we can mock him as still on the board) exactly type of player Wade Phillips covets. In the event that Mario leaves, pass rush becomes a problem. Yes, we understand that Reed filled in admirably. But a good D in todayís NFL is predicated upon a vicious pass rush. One that forces the QB to throw too quickly, forces the offense in to 2nd and long, 3rd and long situations. And without Mario, we are one injury away from starting Braman. While I think Braman has potential, I donít want to be reliant on him just yet. Ingram is a stud, and probably the purest pass rusher available in the draft. A sudden player with excellent lateral movement, quick hands, a good first step and a knack for the big play (multiple TDs this year), Ingram projects to be a double digit sack kind of guy at the next level.
2nd Round: Juron Criner, WR, Arizona, 6-4 215
Complete package, experienced, smart, good teammate resume very productive production vs. top talent. Elite size and speed combination, is big play threat, works to separate in routes/adjustments down field. Runs crisp routes, doesnít seem to lose speed coming out of breaks, good ball security & uses body tos shield ball with body (blocks-out like a BB player). The selection of a WR in second round is a fluid process, went Criner because he is Pro-ready & lower risk. 2nd rd. receiver is such a loaded group it makes singling out very difficult for three men, or a NFL teams war room to decide. For instance love the upside of Marvin Jones, WR, CAL, who has more explosive big game ability. Come April his grade could escalate (higher ceiling) than Juron, stay tuned Texan fans don't fret. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32F2P...ature=youtu.be
3rd Round: Derrick Wolfe, DE, Cincinnati, 6-5 286
See him more as a 5 tech but never know? can stand up so can fill two key positional needs in Wade Phillips 3-4. Wolfe had an excellent senior season with 64 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles and 9.5 sacks. At the point of attack, he overwhelms offensive linemen with his strength and speed. Wolfe closes on the quarterback quickly and plays the run extremely well. He has a nice repertoire of pass rushing moves and uses a strong rip move.
4th Round: Jordan White, WR/Retuner, Western Michigan, 6-0 215
Texans can address starting NFL returner with WR skills (ranked 9th by NFLdraftscout) in Jordan White. A true ball magnet who may be slighted from playing against weaker competition. Displays strong hands & ball security, tucking ball quickly to absorb hits. Crosses middle like a TE with quick feet. Sinks hips to decelerate opening separation. Great YAC & breaks tackles Good routes but could block better & has body strength to do so. Uses stiff arm well. 140/1911 @ 13.7 avg. 17TDs.
5th Round: B.J. Coleman, QB, Chattanooga Mocs, 6-3 234
During the East-West Shrine practices, Coleman's leadership in individual, group and team drills stood out. Coleman certainly made a strong case to move up draft boards with his zip-line fastballs throughout the week. He showed he was capable of making every throw, as he consistently hit the deep comeback route off of play-action with accuracy. Coleman will have to improve on throwing the ball on time, but that should get better the more he becomes adjusted to the speed of the game. The former Tennessee Volsí transfer finished the game 10-of-15 for 170 yards and a touchdown strike to former Michigan State WR B.J. Cunningham.
6th Round: Nicolas Jean-Baptiste, NT, Baylor, 6-2 322
Played next to Phil Taylor (drafted 21st overall in 2011) showed continual progress Senior season increasing sack total to 4 with 8 TFL -36 yards & 36 tackles. Has lower body strength to anchor & drive linemen back into the pocket, reportedly squats over 600 lbs. Earned All-District honors on the offensive and defensive line in his senior year at Strake Jesuit College Prep in Stafford, Texas, Jean-Baptiste decided to walk-on to the Baylor football team. Seems a long shot to the NFL but through hard work & god given ability he is a smart player to become legitimate rotational NT in a 3-4.
7th Round: Alfred Morris, RB/FB, Florida Atlantic Owls, 5-11 222
Strong as a bull, can block & can't be arm tackled, mini-sized Vonta Leach. I have been a fan of Morris since his sophomore season, and have not been disappointed by his last two years. Morris is an incredibly tough runner, rarely going down on the first hit. He plays a North/South game, and has underrated lateral agility. While he will (likely) never be more than a rotation back, Morris brings a hard nosed mentality and will find a spot on this team in short yardage situations and special teams.
2012 Draft was Mercilus
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