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BL 2014 Mid-Season Mock
C'mon guys, y'all know Texans will win enough games with weak schedule going forward to finish outside top 10 picks looking in (13th). Still can enhance roster deficiency, linebacker corps while Case Keenum proves he has the "right stuff".
1st - Kahali Mack, Buffalo, OLB/ILB, 6026 248
Physical prototype with a combination of excellent size and overall athleticism for the position. Can bend the edge or slip though seams to make plays, plus in coverages, could fill inside linebacker role next to Brian Cushing. Natural instincts, NFL body, exceptional change of direction, quick feet & unstoppable motor really beefing up nicked up Texan LB corps. I see him becoming a special player in the league, fitting nicely into Texans needs & locker room.
2nd - Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington, TE, 6060 266
NFL size, athletic ability & soft hands. On my draft board he is a top 50 pick for sure so picking 41st-44 overall he should be in Kubiak wheelhouse. TE production should be much improved in this offense he gives Keenum another legit weapon, really wanted Vance McDonald out of Rice last year, he went off the board two picks before Texans selected last year. Austin is even better athlete, more big play capability would be a great improvement offensively.
3rd - Sean Hickey, Syracuse, OT, 6050 291
Strong, quick, smart, hard working LT who replaced Justin Pugh drafted by Giants 1st rd. #19th overall. Has proven ability to recover from injury's including torn acl important because we all know each player reacts differently to adversity. He is now the strongest man on the team will work out exceptionally well @ combine, don't let his size discourage you, he can already lift 225 40 plus reps. I'm drafting attitude & need with this selection.
4th - Ryan Carrethers, Arkansas State, NT, 6020 332
Not just another big body @ 332 a trim lethal 332 with less than 16% body fat. Need enforcer inside to play nose, he was a state champion heavy weight wrestler, w/400-pound power clean, 664-pound squat and 400-pound incline bench press. He is a beast & hails from Derek Newton alma-mater. He has astounding 54 tackles, 5 TFL & 3.5 sacks for loss. Projected Chris Jones for Texans last year don't let another one slip out of sight.
5th - David Fales, San Jose State, QB, 6020 220
Next developmental signal caller behind Keenum as Gary must clear house, hopefully adding additional pick or two? Could develop into starting QB down the road once he learns system adequate back-up in case of injury. QB moves could clear plenty of cap space to extend JJ Watt, time to reshape position moving forward for Texans.
6th - Dri Archer, Kent State, RB-KR, 5080 173
Special teams must address return position, having better depth @ RB also important. Dri has speed of Holliday, has clocked electronically a 4.29 40-yard dash. Production on field as well running for 1,429 yards and 16 TDs, with a 9-yard average per carry. His average of 38.2 yards per kick return leads the country and his three kick-return touchdowns puts him in a tie for the most in Division I.
7th - Greg Blair, Cincinnati, ILB, 6010 252
Greg Blair has the potential to be a very solid inside linebacker for now I'll just take solid depth that is missing as well improved special teams player. Blair demonstrates above average ability in coverage and is a very intuitive run defender. His biggest strength comes in his ability to quickly and accurately read his keys and in his quick analysis and reaction to plays. This demonstrates Blairís high football IQ and coach ability. Texans traditionally take undrafted route but see how that is working, time to spend a pick to solidify weakest part of team.
2012 Draft was Mercilus
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