If Kubiak is the new HC (which will happen as soon as DEN is eliminated from the playoffs), I think OL is the starting point. I could still see a trade down scenario to help gain more picks for 2006 and/or 2007. An OT like Trueblood or Colledge in the 2nd would not be bad.......both are your typical OTs for a Denver style run game. Here is what TSN says about them: Jeremy Trueblood T, Boston College War Room analysis Strengths: Is a giant with a huge wingspan. Is strong and quick. Is tough, and plays hard on every snap. Is efficient and sets up quickly in pass protection. Plays with good leverage when he gets low. Is an excellent run blocker who moves well and finishes blocks. Plays with a nasty streak. Is solid and durable. Weaknesses: Is very tall, and can struggle with defenders who get under his pads. Lacks elite athleticism. Can struggle to stop bull rushers. Will struggle against quick NFL ends who get a step on. Must learn to use hands better in pass protection. Bottom line: Trueblood is a solid player who gives his all on every down. He has the size and quickness to play in the NFL. He'll need time to develop behind a veteran. The '06 offensive tackle class is loaded, but Trueblood should be among the top selections. Daryn Colledge T, Boise State War Room analysis Strengths: Is explosive. Strong upper body, good footwork, balance and knee bend make him outstanding in pass protection. Good angles, speed and reach make him an above-average downfield blocker. Has all the intangibles: plays with a mean streak, plays hard to the whistle and has outstanding work ethic. Can be a leader on the line. Weaknesses: Must add bulk to play against larger NFL defensive linemen. Needs bigger body to add strength, leverage and anchor, and to keep from getting overpowered. Bottom line: Colledge has great experience despite playing outside a major conference. He could become the nation's best pass protector. ******************************************* This is key if the D is switching to a 4-3. The DL basically has all DTs. Look at it this way, who plays DE?? Walker, Payne, RSmith, TJohnson, Deloach, Ioane, and Malone are all DT in a 4-3. The OLBs we have would get killed in a 4-3: Babin, Peek and Wong (and maybe Pettway) are too small to play DE in a 4-3. So maybe the Texans trade down, but take Mario Williams (who many compare to Julius Peppers - the player most want in 2003 draft at #1). It looks like #6 and #7 spot would be the spots to take a DE (SF & Raiders), so a trade with SF would allow them to get the dream tandem of Smith & Bush (old HS teammates from SD area). This would allow the Texans to get MWIlliams or MKiwanuka. Either would be excellent choices at DE. The rotation at DT would be incredible! Having Walker, Payne, Smith, TJ & Deloach being part of a 5-man rotation would be crazy! Plus a major Pass Rush specialist like the above mentioned rookies paired with Babin at the other DE spot! LBs should be fine with the guys the Texans have (Greenwood, Wong, Evans, Peek) and draft at least two LBs this year. I think the DBs can be upgraded next year. If you have a solid Front Four pressuring the QB, the LBs and DBs can take care of coverage.