The first round of the NFL Draft turned out to be… pretty crazy, but not as crazy as the analysts are saying it is.
Who knows who the Texans are targeting in the 2nd, but we can certainly talk about some of the guys we’d like to see them make a run at. The Texans pick 10th in round two (42nd overall), so one of these names is guaranteed to be there. Seeing as things never go as planned in the NFL Draft, probably a lot more than one will still be around. No particular order:
Aaron Williams, CB, Texas
I’d love this pick. Williams, like Glover Quin, could be a candidate for safety. If they nab him and add a strong free agent corner as many of us expect, it could make for some interesting camp competition.
Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
I think a lot of us are high on Moore because we’re used to such awful safety play, but a lot of draft pundits are very “meh” about Moore. Me, I’d love to see him come to Houston.
Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
I like Ayers. A lot. Not the fastest guy, but the guy can play football. I think he could be a steal.
Stephen Paea, DT, Oregon State
Paea would make a hell of a NT in Wade Phillips’ 3-4, but I doubt he’s very high on the team’s board.
Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia
Never liked talk about the Texans grabbing him in the first, but was open to him in a trade down scenario. Naturally, I’d take a hard look at him in the 2nd.
Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
I really thought Harris was destined for the first round. I’ll be shocked – SHOCKED – if he makes it to 42.
Bruce Carter, OLB, North Carolina
Martez Wilson, ILB, Illinois
Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
Brooks Reed, OLB, Arizona
There are others I’d add to the list, but character concerns abound. Thoughts on the 2nd, now that you’ve had time to let the J.J. Watt pick settle for a while?