1. Phil Taylor, NT Baylor Yall may think I am crazy and maybe I am, but this guy dominated the line at the Senior game. He held his ground and pushed forward. He answered a lot of questions at the Senior Bowl and I think he will shoot up the boards. Remember how some people thought BJ Raji was a second rounder and then he shot up the boards to GB? I think the same thing happens here. The sad thing is he may be taken in the 5-10 range. A large DT who can play the run stoutly and can still penetrate will be coveted. But if he is there at #11 I would seriously consider taking him. A monster NT who can hold how own against the run and can penetrate does not grow on trees. Immediate starter. 2. Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State Again, yall may be questioning my pick here. Paea is a player who serves multiple roles and represents amazing value. He is a strong man who can pass rush and play the run. To me, that sounds like a great complimentary piece to the Wade Phillips Defense. In a 3-4 alignment, you play Mario and Paea at DE (along with Antonio Smith to rotate in and provide relief). Then on pass plays, Mario moves to DE, Paea to DT, Smith to DT, and Cush /Barwin to DE. If a 3-4 can provide pressure from the front 3 then the 3-4 is going to be powerful. Will compete for a DL starter spot. 3. Brooks Reed, DE/OLB, Arizona Hustle, Hustle, Hustle. Thats what led him to overwhelm the O line at the Senior bowl. He can be part of a OLB rotation with Barwin and whoever else the Texans deem is a 4-3 DE who can transition to 3-4OLB 4. Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego State Good hands. Decent size. Everyone likes fast WRs, but the important thing is good hands. This guy has them. He provides depth and a possibly replacement for Walter. 5. Steven Friday, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech A potential sleeper OLB prospect. Good motor, quick, and can even cover a bit. Will compete for an OLB spot with Barwin/Reed/whichever 4-3 DEs on roster the Texans think they can convert into a 3-4 OLB. 6. Nate Williams, S, Washington A safe and reliable safety. He wont be sensational but he will be consistently solid. He will be around the ball and will make plays. Safety is not a great class this year. Outside of Moore, Carter, Williams, and maybe Sands the safety class looks weak. I expect those 4 to be gone by the end of the second. Williams will eventually be a solid backup but for now solid may actually give him a shot to start...scary! 7. Greg McElroy, QB, Alabama A nice safe QB backup. He doesnt turn the ball over. He is really good at handing off the ball to the RB real well. When asked to make plays he makes accurate throws. He is not the strongest guy in the world but he can make enough throws to be a very servicable backup. Here is the big one: he does not throw any INTs. He is a classic game manager QB. If God forbid Schaub is hurt, he will not lose the game for you. A nice safe option to backup Schaub. 7. Eric Peitz, TE, Colorado State, He is a TE and a Colorado state player. Kills two birds with one stone. Meets all the prerequisites for a Gary Kubiak draft. 7. Ok, so the Eric Peitz pick was a joke. Here is the real pick. Chase Beeler, C/G, Stanford. A smart heady combo player who can play interior O line. Decent depth.