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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Did The Vince Wilfork And Cecil Shorts III Signings Change The Projection?

A busy free agency period for the Houston Texans got even busier last week with the additions of Vince Wilfork and Cecil Shorts III. Have the arrivals of those two players changed what analysts are predicting the Texans will do in the 2015 NFL Draft?

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Since SB Nation's Dan Kadar last regaled us with his mock draft wizardry, your Houston Texans signed two veterans who, if not surefire starters, project to be relied upon as significant contributors in 2015.

Last Monday, the Texans first came to terms with Cecil Shorts III to address their deficiency at wideout before quickly following that up with news that the team had signed Vince Wilfork to plug the middle of the Texans' defense. Would either or both of those additions affect who Kadar had the Texans targeting with the No. 16 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft?

Nope. It's still Eric Kendricks for the Texans, and here's why, according to Kadar:

Scouting report: Once you get past his size – which is just average – it’s hard to find many flaws in Kendricks’ game. He’s an instinctive and productive middle linebacker who can effortlessly drop in coverage against tight ends and running backs. He’s quick to read running plays and closes in a hurry on the ball carrier. Kendricks could do with adding some strength to beat blockers when he’s working between the tackles against the run. But in the open field, he’s a reliable tackler and is solid at splitting gaps to get into the backfield.

Are you more comfortable with Houston going ILB in the first round now that WR and NT have been at least partially resolved?