Assuming that the #8 spot goes to a safety, running back, quarterback, etc., I've been wondering about what the Texans can do to fix the line. Right now there are four players I like. I like them because they are fast and smart, two qualities that Kubes looks for in linemen. Only one of them currently looks like first-round material Marshal Yanda - OG, Iowa. 6-4, 305. Joe Staley - OT, Central Michigan. 6-5, 300. The Texans tackles came down to this weight-range last year. Ryan Kalil - C, USC. 6-3, 285. Man, this guy seems like the real deal and one of the most solid linemen in the draft (JMO). I won't be surprised if he goes up to the first round, but if he is available, I'm thinking Demeco, part II. Doug Datish - C, OSU. 6-5, 295. Has played lots of positions, which Kubes likes. I bang that drum too much, though, so I'll add that he is a smart guy. A lot of board members will like hearing that he has a real nasty streak. What the Texans do at OT is a big mystery because of Spencer. Everything I hear is that he is getting better, but that he is still questionable. After the Dominic Williams debacle last year, I don't think they want to float a guy from week-to-week on the injured reserve list. If the Texans take a LT, that sets them back. It also means the Texans concede that Spencer won't be starting material ever again. That makes me think that as good Levi Brown may be or as fitting as Joe Staley appears, the Texans may actually draft a guard in the second or third, then move Pitts to Left Tackle. Pitts was about the closest the Texans had to a real, uninjured tackle. Pitts' other great attribute? He knows the system, and with no prospects coming out of Denver... If Kalil is available in the second round, though, I think he is the pick the Texans should take. Yanda may survive to the third. Kalil is a real offensive line leader, which the Texans need. Next year's line: Pitts - Yanda - Kalil - Weary - Winston This line bolsters the left side and the interior. As far as the run game is concerned, I was real concerned with the interior. The only success the Texans had was if Dayne could push defenders back. I didn't see the line doing him any favors, and I'd like to see that fixed.