Yes, it's absurdly early, but the measuring stick has to begin somewhere.
Over on SB Nation Houston, I've been running the on-going draft thread with a lot of Texans draft goodness. I've been building toward that elusive first mock draft, but, before I do, I want to gauge the fan vibe at this moment. Call it synergy, call it TDC putting something out so Tim doesn't take away the office keys, but it's a pretty big question for the off-season.
This isn't about who you think the Houston front office will take, but who you realistically want in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
There's a poll with a lot of options (since we're at the beginning of the Draft season). Let the comments bear witness to your genius pick and why. Let's see where everyone's hopes are at in the first round.
With the 11th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans should select...(provide reasoning in the comments)
Texas A&M OLB Von Miller (124 votes)
Purdue OLB Ryan Kerrigan (28 votes)
Alabama DT Marcell Dareus (121 votes)
Oregon State DT Stephen Paea (92 votes)
Miami CB Brandon Harris (38 votes)
Wisconsin DE J.J. Watt (12 votes)
UCLA OLB Akeem Ayers (24 votes)
California DE Cameron Jordan (3 votes)
Alabama WR Julio Jones (61 votes)
Mississippi State OT Derek Sherrod (2 votes)
The Rip Jersey Special - Other (Please Explain In The Comments) (10 votes)
515 total votes