Houston Texans 7 Round Mock Draft
By RJ Marceau
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Hey guys, this is my Houston 7 Round Mock. This is what I think they should do and will explain why.
1st Round: Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
In most mock drafts people have the Houston Texans picking Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater. Even I had the Texans choosing Bortles in my latest mock draft. I realized that all these QB’s have many questions. If QB is on their mind then they should wait to the 2nd or 3rd round. Clowney is easily the #1 prospect and can make this defense a force to be reckoned with.
2nd Round: Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
The QB class this year is far from the best class ever. In my opinion the Top 5 QB’s talent wise and potential are pretty close to each other. Instead of taking a QB #1 overall Houston picks Clowney to solidify this defense. Carr can sling the ball and develop well into Bill O’Brien’s offense.
3rd Round: Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin
The Texans the last couple years have been devastated by LB injuries specifically ILB. They need a player that can be a great addition with Brian Cushing. Borland can be this years Kiko Alonso who wasn’t a 1st day selection and was a stud this season.
4th Round: Will Sutton, DT/NT, Arizona State
The Texans have Clowney and JJ Watt on their defensive line. Earl Mitchell hasn’t been horrible but mediocre. Sutton has been great at Arizona State but seen draft plummet since his mediocre year and not so good Senior Bowl. If Sutton can find his play from 2012 and team that with Watt and Clowney this can be a dominant defensive line and help the LB’s and DB’s.
5th Round: Jeremy Gallon, WR, Michigan
The Texans offense seems to have all the pieces in place with Foster, Johnson, Hopkins and the TE group. A player that has been like dead weight since Gary Kubiak drafted him is Keshawn Martin. He can’t make plays and doesn’t spread the secondary. Gallon who is smaller can excel in the slot and help the QB.
6th Round: Caleb Lavey, ILB, Oklahoma State
The Texans have addressed LB with Borland but will Cushing stay healthy. If not we may have to resort to an old veteran or Daryl Sharpton who seems to be injured every year. If Lavey and Borland can stay healthy and productive maybe the Texans let the Injury plagued Cushing walk.
7th Round: J.C. Copeland, FB, LSU
I was thinking about mocking a RB here but Houston has Dennis Johnson and Ray Graham who were rookies last year both undrafted and seem like decent back ups 3rd down guys. Houston signed Greg Jones to a 1 year deal and at age 33 when the season starts is he worth resigning which is extra salary space for possible CB needs.