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2015 NFL Draft: Best Players Available For Day Two

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The Texans nabbed Brett Kollmann's fourth overall ranked player last night in Kevin Johnson, but what about the prospects that are still available going into Round Two? We dive back into Brett's rankings to see who the best available remaining players are for pick #51.

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The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone, but there is still a ton of talent left on the board. Here are the best prospects that are still available according to my Top 40 Big Board as well as their overall rankings on that list.

1. T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh [3]

2. Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE/OLB, UCLA [10]

3. Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska [12]

4. Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State [15]

5. La’El Collins, OG, LSU [21]

6. Landon Collins, S, Alabama [22]

7. Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana [24]

8. Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon [29]

9. Carl Davis, DT, Iowa [31]

10. Eric Kendricks, ILB, UCLA [37]

11. Tyler Lockett, WR, Kansas State [38]

12. Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State [39]

13. Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State [40]

After 32 picks, there are still four Top-15 talents available in T.J. Clemmings, Randy Gregory, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, and Preston Smith. Smith’s absence from the first round is somewhat understandable considering he plays a very specific style of defensive end that not all teams utilize, but Clemmings, Gregory, and "Owa" all falling out of the first round is a signal that there are deeper issues with all three of them.

Teams are likely scared of Clemmings because of a stress fracture in his foot that may or may not cause issues in the future (for the record, Clemmings has stated the fracture is already healed). Odighizuwa has his own durability concerns with multiple hip surgeries that could have played a role in his massive fall, and of course Gregory likely dropped out of the first round due to character concerns stemming from multiple drug-related issues. Smith is not really a scheme fit for the Texans, but Gregory and Odighizuwa could both find themselves as targets for Houston in the second round as a swing-for-the-fences kind of pick to replace the departed Brooks Reed at Sam linebacker.

If I had to make an actual prediction, however, I have a strong feeling that Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett is going to become a Texan this evening. He fills a desperate need for a true slot receiver, and he can double as an effective return man on special teams. That would pick would just feel so…right.

Who do you think the Texans will go after in the second round, BRB'ers?