Texans Seven Round Mock Draft

Patrick D. Starr

Approached by Mock One we were asked to be the general manager of the hometown Houston Texans. This is a simulated draft that all NFL teams are represented by other people who follow their teams with the same passion and knowledge of team needs.

This draft has trades of picks and is a full process of understanding your own personal big board of prospects. The compensatory picks WERE NOT added in this mock four draft but will be added in the mock five version.

We enlisted the help of our assistant general managers in

Big Ron

Eric Kennedy

Jake Langerkamp

All three are solid football minds that left no prospect without an evaluation. There were heated discussions but the Texans war room was very prepared and adjusted with the draft as it went on.

Take a look at the draft day trades and selections and let us know what you think.

The Trades

Titans traded a 4th (104th overall) and 5th (135th overall) for our 3rd round pick (89th overall)

Texans traded 4th (121st overall) and 7th (217th overall) for the Redskins 4th round (116th pick)

The Selections

1st Round (27th overall)

Robert Woods, WR, USC 

Not concerned about his ankle the Texans war room decided to take Wide Receiver Robert Woods. The compliment for Andre Johnson has arrived and add him to DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin the wide receivers are looking younger and bright future. Woods gave us the player with the bigger upside and best fit for for the Texans.

2nd Round (57th overall)

Sio Moore, Linebacker, Conneticut

After fielding plenty of offers for our spot, we decided on linebacker Sio Moore. Moore gives the Texans flexibility to play him inside and out but most importantly a young linebacker next to Brian Cushing. Moore instantly upgrades a linebacking position group from last season and adds a new exciting player for years to come.

4th Round (104th overall)

Sanders Commings, Defensive Back, Georgia

The thought of possibly getting the player we have been eyeing the third round is too good to pass up. Ability to play cornerback or safety Commings is a special player for the Texans. He will immediately come in and play the third safety spot. Commings will learn from Ed Reed and possibly be next in line if Danieal Manning is a 2014 cap casualty. Also, with Kareem Jackson's contract up after the 2013 season, Commings can be a viable option there too. His versatility for the secondary is what make him special.

4th Round (116th overall)

Montori Hughes, Nose Tackle, Tennessee-Martin

Another target of ours, this time we had to trade up to get him. Pair him with nose tackle Earl Mitchell, Hughes gives us another young piece to the defense. Wade Phillips one gap philosophy will work well for the 330 pound nose tackle. Hughes was worth the trade up to get him, and will be a sight to see in Reliant. The Texans finally have put some beef in the middle of the defense.

5th Round (135th overall)

William Gholston, Defensive End, Michigan State

Instant rotational help for a thin defensive end depth in 2012, Gholston gives the Texans what they look for in their defensive ends. Big frame that can defend the run and rush the passer when needed. The front seven has gotten some much needed boost in this draft and Gholston is another piece of youth needed to add on the defensive line. Gholston will be the heir apparent to defensive end Antonio Smith within the coming seasons.

5th Round (153rd overall)

Lerentee McCray, Outside Linebacker, Florida

With the exit of Connor Barwin we picked the best pass rusher on the board at this point. McCray gives us another edge presence to rush the passer which the Texans lacked in 2012. His showing against Luke Joeckel for the Gators showed us exactly what we want in a pass rusher. McCray provides us more depth at a thin outside linebacker position group.

6th Round (185th overall)

 Corey Fuller, Wide Receiver, Virginia Tech

Talk about raw ability and worth the pick in the 6th round, Fuller gives the Texans a wide receiver with a ton of upside. At 6-2 and 204 lbs, 33 inch arms and a a sub 4.4 40 time, Fuller gives the Texans a young wide receiver that could blossom into a bigger star. His tools as a player are too good to pass up at this point in the draft.

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