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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Has Mel Kiper Adjusted His Mock For The Departures Of Chris Myers And Andre Johnson?

Mel Kiper has updated his mock draft again after Chris Myers' release and Andre Johnson's rumored departure. What do Houston Texans fans think about Version 3.0 of the 2015 NFL Draft according to Mel?

Whether you think he's a tackle or a guard, that's a big dude.
Whether you think he's a tackle or a guard, that's a big dude.
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Last month, Mel Kiper had your Houston Texans drafting an offensive tackle with their first round pick. A lot has happened since then with Chris Myers being released and Andre Johnson expected to follow him out the door. Have those developments changed Kiper's mind as to what position the Texans will target at No. 16?

Nope. You can check out Kiper's latest mock draft here, but below is what he has the Texans doing on April 30, 2015.

16. La'El Collins (OT--LSU)

Analysis: The departure of Andre Johnson isn't going to make make the Texans depart from the blueprint of a team that can win the physical battle at the line of scrimmage. Depending on what happens in free agency the Texans could be looking for immediate help at right tackle and potentially guard depending on how they decide to move people around. Collins is a player many have pegged as a dominant NFL guard (not a bad thing to have), but I think he can stay at tackle and play well. At a minimum he's going to be fantastic in the run game, as he can simply take people where they don't want to go.

As I said in my reaction to Kiper's previous mock, it's hard to see the Texans going tackle in the first round if Derek Newton is re-signed. Kiper notes that many observers think Collins' best position may be at guard; that makes this selection a bit more logical from the Texans' perspective, considering Ben Jones seems primed to move to his natural position at center.

Brandon Brooks has right guard locked down.  Left guard is far from spoken for. Yet would the Texans really move on from Xavier Su'a-Filo, the first pick of the second round in the 2014 NFL Draft, only a year after he was drafted? Furthermore, absent a truly special player, is guard a position that's best addressed through a resource as valuable as a first round pick?

What do you think of the idea of Collins becoming a Texan several Thursday nights from now?