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2015 NFL Mock Draft: With Free Agency Making Things A Bit Clearer, Mocking The Draft Has Texans Changing Course

As expected, free agency has changed things in the mock draft world. Are the Houston Texans still considered to be in the market for an offensive tackle or cornerback in the first round?

A running mate for Brian Cushing?
A running mate for Brian Cushing?
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With the annual insanity that is NFL free agency, we haven't taken a look at a mock draft in awhile. When we last checked in with our friends at Mocking The Draft, they had your Houston Texans taking Shaq Thompson with the sixteenth pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. What are they saying now that the roster has solidified in the last week?

MTD's latest complete first round projection can be found here; if you want to see what Dan Kadar believes the Texans will do now that things are a bit more settled at QB, RT, and CB, simply read the next paragraph.

16. Eric Kendricks (ILB--UCLA)

In free agency, the Texans smartly brought back cornerback Kareem Jackson and signed safety Rahim Moore. That should keep inside linebacker high on the team’s list of needs. Kendricks is a good coverage linebacker who flies to the ball. He can be an intimidating tackler and rarely misses.

How's that grab you? Kendricks would undeniably be an upgrade inside next to Brian Cushing, but is ILB the kind of position the Texans should be addressing in the first round of the draft?