Well, it's that time of year again. Myself & SpaceCityKid put in a lot of work & discussion on these picks over the past two days. We attempted some wheeling & dealing to move around, but were unable to make any moves, so we stayed put at all of our picks hopefully made the best decisions possible. Here are the results:1st Round - WR Alshon Jeffery - South Carolina
Well this one is pretty easy to explain as he was the last 1st round grade WR left on the board. He'll fit in just fine with the Texans & the coaching staff will get him in football shape.
2nd Round - NT Josh Chapman - Alabama
Again, a no brainer here. He was the best NT left on the board & I didn't think he was gonna last too far into the 3rd if we didn't take him here. Definitely should fill that hole we have at NT. It's been long overdue, but we finally addressed this position.
3rd Round- DE Derek Wolfe - Cincinnatti
I had Wolfe targeted here from the start. He displays all of the traits Wade wants in a D-Lineman, plus his ability to play inside or outside will be beneficial. Think of him as J.J. Watt Lite. I think he'll be great in a rotation, & could eventually replace Antonio Smith once his contract is up.
4th Round - C/G Philip Blake - Baylor
We were targeting O-Linemen here, & he just fell into our laps. He was a major value pick & quite a steal in the 4th round, plus insurance in case we don't resign Chris Myers.
5th Round - OG Lonnie Edwards - Texas Tech
Antoine Caldwell hasn't shown much improvement, & we don't know what we have in Shelley Smith either. This is another insurance pick for Mike Brisiel.
6th Round - RB/KR Bobby Rainey - Western Kentucky
I think this guy is a sleeper pick. He's 5'7", 208 lbs. with 40 times of 4.42 and 4.45. Finished his NCAA career with 895 carries for 4,542 yards, plus finished with over 6,900 total yards & 42 TDs. He's a good receiving threat & he has return skills. This guy reminds me a lot of Maurice Jones-Drew. With Ward probably leaving & Jacoby Jones pretty much out the door, this pick kills two birds with one stone.
7th Round - QB Case Keenum - Houston
Well we do need a cheap #3 QB, & he was the best QB left on the board. Why not keep him in town? Maybe Kubiak can work his magic & flip him for a better pick down the line.
WR Tim Benford - Tennessee Tech
He had an impressive showing at the East/West Shrine Game, so why not give him a shot?
FB Cody Johnson - Texas
Joel Dreessen is probably leaving, & James Casey could move back to TE. Vickers needs some competition.
OT Blake DeChristopher - Virginia Tech
A peck injury severly damaged his draft stock. He's probably worth taking a flyer on.
OG/OT Rokevious Watkins - South Carolina
At 6'4" 340 lbs, he is a load. He can play OG or OT, so it could be worth it so have someone that can swing to both spots.
ILB Carmen Messina - New Mexico
Like Wade says, in his system you can never have too many linebackers. Worth taking a flyer on.
Here's the full board & results from the mock draft.