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  • #16
    Mahomes is a bad idea for an O'Brian offense. And his coach is still a better quarterback, and what kind of an impact did he make in the NFL? Hell, Billy Joe Toliver had a better career than Kingsbury.

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    • #17
      My vote is still Robinson then Peppers. Ramzcyk and Bolles both have hardly any experience. Robinson is a real deal road grader. I don't know if he'll be a better LT or RT in the NFL, but he's a hell of an OT and could be exactly what we need.

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      • #18
        Peppers
        Mahomes
        Bolles
        Watt
        Taco

        Thats my top 5 players I would want 1 at #25
        JJ Watt & Co ready to destroy

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        • #19
          Mock Draft Survey 4.0: Pre-Combine

          With just over two months to go until the 2017 NFL Draft, the bulk of the experts have the Texans taking an offensive lineman.

          The latest version of the HoustonTexans.com Mock Draft survey had 22 prognosticators polled, and a dozen of them project an o-lineman at 25 overall to Houston. With six different experts slotting him to the Texans, Alabama's Cam Robinson is the most-mocked player to Houston. Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles was projected to the Texans by four mock drafters.

          Quarterback and safety got four selections apiece, with Texas Tech signal-caller Pat Mahomes, III garnering all QB votes to the Texans.
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          WEBSITE (WRITER) PLAYER (PICK) LATEST MOCK
          Bleacher Report (M. Miller) LB Jarrad Davis, Florida 2/6/17
          CBS Sports (W. Brinson) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/16/17
          CBS Sports (D. Brugler) S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 2/13/17
          CBS Sports (P. Prisco) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/15/17
          CBS Sports (R. Rang) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/13/17
          DraftTek.com OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 2/16/17
          DraftWire/USA Today (L. Easterling) QB Pat Mahomes, III, Texas Tech 2/6/17
          ESPN.com (M. Kiper, Jr.) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/15/17
          ESPN.com (T. McShay) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/8/17
          Newsday (N. Klopsis) S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 2/14/17
          NFL.com (B. Brooks) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 1/26/17
          NFL.com (C. Casserly) S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 2/11/17
          NFL.com (D. Jeremiah) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/8/17
          NFL.com (C. Reuter) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/16/17
          NFL.com (L. Zierlein) OL Forrest Lamp, W. Kentucky 1/30/17
          Pro Football Focus (S. Palazzalo) QB Pat Mahomes, III, Texas Tech 2/17/17
          Rotoworld (J. Norris) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/6/17
          SBNation.com (D. Kadar) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/6/17
          SI.com (C. Burke) QB Pat Mahomes, III, Texas Tech 2/8/17
          Sporting News (E. Galko) S Justin Evans, Texas A&M 2/13/17
          WalterFootball.com W. Cherepinksy) TE David Njoku, Miami (FL) 2/15/17
          WalterFootball.com (C. Campbell) QB Pat Mahomes, III, Texas Tech 2/6/17
          I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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          • #20
            I understand the OL pick and if the right player is there, you take him. With that said, Malik McDowell would be my pick. (Assuming nobody in the top 10 has fallen to our pick)

            He reminds me so much of Antonio Smith but with more length and athleticism.

            He reminds me so much of him not solely because of his play but because sometimes he will play after the whistle and draw occasional flags. (His biggest weakness, if I have to be honest)

            McDowell with Watt, Mercilus, and Clowney just isn't fair.

            I think we need to address the RB position but in next year's draft.

            In my mind, I see our needs going into the draft looking something like this:

            1. OL
            2. QB
            3. DE opposite Watt
            4. S
            5. RB (Just because I don't believe Miller is the answer)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by H2O4me View Post
              Comparison to last year's at this time...


              Mock Draft Survey 3.0: Playmaker at 22
              Posted Feb 22, 2016

              WEBSITE (WRITER) PICK LATEST MOCK
              BleacherReport (M. Miller) WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss 2/8/16
              CBSSports (D. Brugler) QB Connor Cook, Mich. St. 2/21/16
              CBSSports (R. Rang) QB Connor Cook, Mich. St. 2/22/16
              DraftTek.com WR Corey Coleman, Baylor 2/19/16
              Draftbreakdown.com (Jeff Risdon) QB Connor Cook, Mich. St. 2/8/16
              ESPN.com (Mel Kiper, Jr.) RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. 2/18/16
              ESPN.com (Todd McShay) DT Vernon Butler, La. Tech 2/3/16
              FOXSports (P. Schrager) DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama 2/22/16
              NFL.com (Bucky Brooks) QB Carson Wentz, NDSU 2/22/16
              NFL.com (Daniel Jeremiah) OT Taylor Decker, Ohio St. 2/16/16
              NFL.com (Chad Reuter) DT Vernon Butler, La. Tech 2/17/16
              NFL.com (Lance Zierlein) RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. 2/18/16
              Ourlads.com (Dave Syvertsen) RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. 2/2/16
              Rotoworld.com (Josh Norris) QB Jared Goff, Cal 2/11/16
              SBNation.com (Dan Kadar) RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. 2/22/16
              SI.com (Chris Burke) RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. 2/10/16
              WalterFootball.com RB Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio St. 2/22/16
              Yahoo.com (Eric Edholm) WR Corey Coleman, Baylor 2/17/15
              I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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              • #22
                Mock Draft Survey 5.0: Post-Combine shakeup

                Drew Dougherty
                There's been a shakeup in the Houston Texans Mock Draft Survey.

                In the third and fourth versions, most experts predicted Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson would be Houston's pick at 25 when the NFL Draft happens in late April.

                But now in the fifth iteration, the prognosticators are going with Patrick Mahomes, II.

                Out of 29 mock drafts, the Texas Tech quarterback was slated as the Texans 25th overall pick by eight different experts, edging Utah offensive lineman Garett Bolles, who garnered seven picks. Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer was slotted to the Texans five times, while Robinson was selected four times.

                Mahomes completed 65.7 percent of his passes last season for 5,052 yards, with 41 touchdown passes to 10 interceptions. He also ran for a dozen scores on the ground. In 2015, Mahomes threw for 4,653 yards, with 36 scores and 15 interceptions. He guided the Red Raiders to a Texas Bowl appearance that year.

                15 of the mock drafters had the Texans selecting a quarterback, compared to 12 taking an offensive lineman. A linebacker and safety were chosen on the other two mocks.

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                WEBSITE (WRITER) PLAYER (PICK) LATEST MOCK
                Bleacher Report (M. Miller) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/7/17
                CBS Sports (W. Brinson) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/7/17
                CBS Sports (D. Brugler) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/13/17
                CBS Sports (J. Dubin) LB Takkarist McKinley, UCLA 3/7/17
                CBS Sports (P. Prisco) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 3/7/17
                CBS Sports (R. Rang) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/13/17
                CBS Sports (R. Wilson) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/8/17
                DraftTek.com QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 3/13/17
                DraftWire/USA Today (L. Easterling) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/10/17
                ESPN.com (M. Kiper, Jr.) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/15/17
                ESPN.com (T. McShay) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/8/17
                FOX Sports (P. Schrager) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 2/27/17
                Houston Chronicle (J. McClain) TRADE: QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 3/11/17
                Houston Chronicle (A. Wilson) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 3/11/17
                MMQB (E. Kaplan) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/7/17
                Newsday (N. Klopsis) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/3/17
                NFL.com (B. Brooks) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/1/17
                NFL.com (C. Casserly) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/7/17
                NFL.com (D. Jeremiah) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/8/17
                NFL.com (C. Reuter) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/16/17
                NFL.com (L. Zierlein) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/22/17
                Pro Football Focus (S. Palazzalo) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 2/17/17
                Rotoworld (J. Norris) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/13/17
                SBNation.com (D. Kadar) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/13/17
                SI.com (C. Burke) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 2/8/17
                Sporting News (E. Galko) S Justin Evans, Texas A&M 3/13/17
                WalterFootball.com W. Cherepinksy) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/7/17
                WalterFootball.com (C. Campbell) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/13/17
                Washington Post OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/15/17
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                I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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                • #23
                  Mock Draft Survey 6.0: QB is the call?

                  If the 2017 NFL Draft goes the way the experts say, Patrick Mahomes, II will be a Texan.

                  The Texas Tech quarterback was picked by 10 out of 30 experts in the latest HoustonTexans.com Mock Draft Survey. That's more than double the amount of votes his next closest competitors garnered.

                  Mahomes was the choice in the 5th iteration of the Mock Draft Survey, which came out over a week ago. Out of 30 notable mock drafts, the Red Raider signal caller pulled in a third of the votes, while North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer each were chosen four times by prognosticators.

                  Mahomes lit up college football with 5,052 passing yards and 41 touchdowns last season. He completed 65.7 percent of his passes and was picked off just 10 times. He also ran for a dozen scores on the ground as well.

                  In all, 19 of 30 mock drafts had the Texans taking a quarterback in the first round. Nine of the 30 had an offensive lineman going to Houston at 25, and two mock drafters pegged a safety to the Texans.

                  Houston's chosen a quarterback in the first round of the draft once, when they selected David Carr with the first overall pick in 2002.
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                  WEBSITE (WRITER) PLAYER (PICK) LATEST MOCK
                  Bleacher Report (M. Miller) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/17/17
                  CBS Sports (W. Brinson) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/16/17
                  CBS Sports (D. Brugler) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/13/17
                  CBS Sports (J. Dubin) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/21/17
                  CBS Sports (P. Prisco) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/16/17
                  CBS Sports (R. Rang) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/13/17
                  CBS Sports (R. Wilson) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/8/17
                  DraftTek.com QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 3/18/17
                  DraftWire/USA Today (L. Easterling) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/16/17
                  ESPN.com (M. Kiper, Jr.) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 2/15/17
                  ESPN.com (T. McShay) QB Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina 3/15/17
                  FOX Sports (P. Schrager) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/21/17
                  Houston Chronicle (J. McClain) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/18/17
                  Houston Chronicle (A. Wilson) S Jabrill Peppers, Michigan 3/18/17
                  MMQB (E. Kaplan) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/7/17
                  Newsday (N. Klopsis) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/14/17
                  NFL.com (B. Brooks) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/20/17
                  NFL.com (C. Casserly) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/7/17
                  NFL.com (D. Jeremiah) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 3/13/17
                  NFL.com (C. Reuter) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/15/17
                  NFL.com (L. Zierlein) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 2/22/17
                  Pro Football Focus (S. Palazzalo) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/16/17
                  The Ringer (D. Kelly) OL Forrest Lamp, W. Kentucky 3/14/17
                  Rotoworld (J. Norris) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/13/17
                  SBNation.com (D. Kadar) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/20/17
                  SI.com (C. Burke) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/15/17
                  Sporting News (E. Galko) S Justin Evans, Texas A&M 3/20/17
                  WalterFootball.com (C. Campbell) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/20/17
                  WalterFootball.com (W. Cherepinksy) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/15/17
                  Washington Post OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/21/17
                  I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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                  • #24
                    I'm just not sold on the QBS this draft. OL and CB are main priorities. Since the CBsquadrons ate so deep this draft OLB needed to be priority. I wouldn't mind them going into left field and selecting TJ Watt though.

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                    • #25
                      Mock Draft Survey: QB overwhelming pick for Texans

                      April is finally here.

                      The NFL Draft gets going in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 27 and the Texans own the 25th overall pick.

                      The latest version of the HoustonTexans.com Mock Draft Survey went around the web and came up with 33 notable experts' mock drafts.

                      Over the past few months, the majority of mockers have shifted from the Texans taking an offensive lineman in the first round. The last few iterations have seen most mock drafts with a quarterback headed to Houston, and the latest holds true with that.

                      19 of 33 mock drafts said signal caller at 25 for the Texans.

                      Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes, II garnered the most selections, as nine of 33 prognosticators picked him for Houston. Last season he accounted for over 5,000 passing yards, 41 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. Mahomes also scrambled for 12 other scores.

                      Wisconsin offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk was the second-most mocked player to the Texans, with four selections.

                      A trio of quarterbacks in Mitchell Trubisky (UNC), DeShaun Watson (Clemson) and Deshone Kizer (Notre Dame) were mocked three times apiece to Houston. So too, was Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson.
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                      WEBSITE (WRITER) PLAYER (PICK) LATEST MOCK
                      Bleacher Report (M. Miller) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/24/17
                      CBS Sports (W. Brinson) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/30/17
                      CBS Sports (D. Brugler) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/27/17
                      CBS Sports (J. Dubin) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/24/17
                      CBS Sports (P. Prisco) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/30/17
                      CBS Sports (R. Rang) QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 3/27/17
                      CBS Sports (R. Wilson) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/22/17
                      DraftTek.com QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 3/29/17
                      DraftWire/USA Today (L. Easterling) QB Davis Webb, California 4/3/17
                      ESPN.com (M. Kiper, Jr.) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/22/17
                      ESPN.com (T. McShay) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/15/17
                      FOX Sports (P. Schrager) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/21/17
                      Houston Chronicle (J. McClain) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 4/2/17
                      Houston Chronicle (A. Wilson) LB Haason Reddick, Temple 4/2/17
                      MMQB (E. Kaplan) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/7/17
                      Newsday (N. Klopsis) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/29/17
                      NFL.com (B. Brooks) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/20/17
                      NFL.com (C. Casserly) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/28/17
                      NFL.com (D. Jeremiah) OL Garett Bolles, Utah 3/13/17
                      NFL.com (C. Reuter) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/30/17
                      NFL.com (L. Zierlein) LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt 3/27/17
                      Pro Football Focus (S. Palazzalo) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/16/17
                      The Ringer (D. Kelly) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 3/29/17
                      Rotoworld (J. Norris) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 4/3/17
                      SBNation.com (D. Kadar) QB DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame 4/3/17
                      Scout.com (J. Braddock) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/22/17
                      Sirius/XM (P. Kirwan) S Obi Melifonwu, UConn 3/24/17
                      SI.com (C. Burke) QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 3/29/17
                      Sporting News (E. Galko) S Justin Evans, Texas A&M 3/20/17
                      The Big Lead (J. McIntyre) LB Takkarist McKinley, UCLA 3/29/17
                      WalterFootball.com (C. Campbell) CB Adoree Jackson, USC 4/3/17
                      WalterFootball.com (W. Cherepinksy) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/29/17
                      Washington Post OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/21/17
                      I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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                      • #26
                        Mock Draft Survey 8.0: QB is the call

                        With just over two weeks until the start of the first round, the experts have the Texans taking a quarterback.

                        The 8th version of the HoustonTexans.com Mock Draft Survey went around the web and looked at some of the more notable mock drafts. In all, we tabulated the results from 33 different mocks. Again, quarterback was the most popular choice for the Texans at 25, as 21 of the 33 experts (64%) went with a signal caller. Of those quarterbacks, Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, II was the most-mocked player to the Texans with 11 (33%) selections.

                        However, Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson saw his numbers jump, and he was the second-most mocked player to Houston. The National Title winner garnered six (18%) votes in mock drafts.Offensive line was the choice for nine (27%) different mock drafters, and of those linemen Cam Robinson from Alabama was the most-mocked to the Texans with four (12%).
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                        WEBSITE (WRITER) PLAYER (PICK) LATEST MOCK
                        Bleacher Report (M. Miller) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/7/17
                        CBS Sports (W. Brinson) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/6/17
                        CBS Sports (D. Brugler) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 4/11/17
                        CBS Sports (J. Dubin) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/7/17
                        CBS Sports (P. Prisco) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 3/30/17
                        CBS Sports (R. Rang) QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 4/6/17
                        CBS Sports (R. Wilson) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/22/17
                        DraftTek.com QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 4/5/17
                        DraftWire/USA Today (L. Easterling) QB Davis Webb, California 4/3/17
                        ESPN.com (M. Kiper, Jr.) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 4/5/17
                        ESPN.com (T. McShay) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 4/12/17
                        FOX Sports (P. Schrager) OL Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin 3/21/17
                        Houston Chronicle (J. McClain) QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 4/8/17
                        Houston Chronicle (A. Wilson) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 4/8/17
                        MMQB (E. Kaplan) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/7/17
                        Newsday (N. Klopsis) QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 4/10/17
                        NFL.com (B. Brooks) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 4/11/17
                        NFL.com (C. Casserly) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 3/28/17
                        NFL.com (D. Jeremiah) QB Mitchell Trubisky, North Carolina 4/4/17
                        NFL.com (C. Reuter) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 3/30/17
                        NFL.com (L. Zierlein) LB Zach Cunningham, Vanderbilt 3/27/17
                        Pro Football Focus (S. Palazzolo) OL Forrest Lamp, W. Kentucky 4/5/17
                        The Ringer (D. Kelly) S Obi Melifonwu, UConn 4/11/17
                        Rotoworld (J. Norris) OL Cam Robinson, Alabama 4/3/17
                        SBNation.com (D. Kadar) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/10/17
                        Scout.com (J. Braddock) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/12/17
                        Sirius/XM (P. Kirwan) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/6/17
                        SI.com (C. Burke) QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 4/12/17
                        Sporting News (E. Galko) OL Taylor Moton, Western Michigan 4/11/17
                        The Big Lead (J. McIntyre) LB Takkarist McKinley, UCLA 3/29/17
                        WalterFootball.com (C. Campbell) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/10/17
                        WalterFootball.com (W. Cherepinksy) QB Patrick Mahomes, II, Texas Tech 4/11/17
                        Washington Post QB DeShaun Watson, Clemson 4/6/17
                        I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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                        • #27
                          Mahomes has obvious talent, but he is so far from NFL orthodoxy, it will be two years before he takes the helm. I know O'Brien fancies himself as "the quarterback whisperer", but I've yet to see any evidence !


                          Houston Texans Team Needs

                          Quarterback
                          Trading away Brock Osweiler was a big coup allowing the Texans to remove his contract from the books and move on. With the extra money Houston likely peruse Tony Romo with the hopes he’ll provide a Super Bowl boost. Whether the Texans get Romo or not they’ll benefit by drafting a top quarterback prospect like Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes to groom under Romo.

                          Offensive Tackle
                          Under Gary Kubiak the duo of Duane Brown and Derek Newton provided the Texans with two athletic tackles to fit their zone blocking scheme. Since taking over Bill O’Brien has gone to a gap scheme and prefers bigger more physical offensive lineman. Newton is not a great fit the gap scheme and injuries have limited playing time. Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk may be an option with the 25th pick providing potential to replace Brown at left tackle down the line.

                          Guard
                          In the 2016 NFL Draft the Texans used three of their first four picks upgrading the skill positions giving weapons to quarterback Brock Osweiler. This year their early picks could be to improve an offensive line where Xavier Su’a-Filo and Jeff Allen were the second lowest rated guard tandem by Pro Football Focus. A third round pick along with the returning Nick Martin could provide some much needed help in the interior of the line.



                          Everyone is more successful behind a talented offensive line .... honest to God !
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                          • #28
                            NFL Draft 2017: Which player do mock drafts project each team to pick?

                            Rounding up and compiling mock drafts to predict the 2017 NFL Draft
                            SBNation
                            Now that the 2016 NFL season is over, all eyes turn to the 2017 offseason. The big event is the NFL draft, scheduled for April 27-29 in Philadelphia.

                            The Cleveland Browns are at the top of the draft order following their 1-15 season, but they also have the No. 12 selection thanks to a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. While there’s still time for players to climb up or slide down boards, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is the near consensus choice to be Cleveland’s No. 1 pick.

                            By surveying as many mock drafts as possible, we can get a good idea of the directions experts expect most teams to go.

                            A few notes:
                            • This will be updated consistently until draft day.
                            • Players selected less than five percent of the time fall in the "others" category.
                            • Mock drafts that include trades are not included.
                            • With a lot of similar colors, I know some of the slices can be hard to tell apart. Hover over or click on the chart and it'll show the numbers and name for each individual slice. It also can be read like a clock with the names on the right representing the slices clockwise around the chart.
                            • All the mock drafts used are listed at the bottom.
                            I don't think there's a love affair going on between the front office and Bill O'Brien, good chance of a mutual separation after 2017. -- Lance Zierlein and Jayson Braddock

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