Now that we're approaching the zero hour, let's change the rules of the exercise a bit. First, let's assume that Malcolm Jenkins is off the board. I honestly think he will be gone by the time the Texans go on the clock, so that's not a stretch. Secondly, let's put the option to trade the pick in play. The caveat to selecting this option, however, is that you must propose a realistic and reasonable trade offer in the Comments below, as well as opine on who Smithiak would be targeting after the trade.
By way of reference, here's a link to the infamous draft value chart that was popularized by Jimmy Johnson & Co. so many years ago. Keep in mind that the points assigned therein aren't gospel; the game has changed a bit (e.g., the higher picks aren't nearly as desirable as they used to be, considering the money that must be invested in the player selected).
With those things in mind, I ask you: What do you want your Houston Texans to do with the fifteenth overall pick on Saturday? For what it's worth, I'll be drafting a separate post on Friday detailing what I hope happens. Have at it.
It's Day One of the 2009 NFL Draft. What do you want your Houston Texans to do with the fifteenth overall pick?
Draft Clay Matthews III (LB--USC) (164 votes)
Draft Robert Ayers (DE--Tennessee) (23 votes)
Draft Darius Butler (CB--UConn) (18 votes)
Draft Sean Smith (CB/FS--Utah) (33 votes)
Draft Michael Johnson (DE--Georgia Tech) (8 votes)
Draft Beanie Wells (RB--Ohio State) (25 votes)
Draft Brandon Pettigrew (TE--Oklahoma State) (4 votes)
Draft Knowshon Moreno (RB--Georgia) (25 votes)
Draft Rey Maualuga (LB--USC) (39 votes)
Draft Brian Cushing (LB--USC) (58 votes)
Draft Vontae Davis (CB--Illinois) (24 votes)
Draft someone else (tell us who in the Comments) (12 votes)
Trade UP (tell us what the proposed deal would be and who Smithiak would be targeting in the Comments below) (12 votes)
Trade DOWN (tell us what the proposed deal would be and who Smithiak would be targeting in the Comments below) (113 votes)
558 total votes