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2016 NFL Mock Draft: Mel Kiper's First Mock Of The Year Has The Houston Texans Taking...

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With the Texans' offseason unfortunately in full swing, it's time to start feasting on mock drafts. First up today is Mel Kiper's maiden voyage of the 2016 offseason. Find out who he was the Texans taking in the first round and why.

Don't let the frame fool you.  He can move a little bit.
Don't let the frame fool you. He can move a little bit.
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. of ESPN has his first mock draft of the 2016 offseason out; you can find it in its entirety here. Seeing as how you're on this Houston Texans fan site, you're probably wondering who Kiper has the good guys selecting with their first round pick at No. 22 overall. With the free agent options at quarterback alarmingly slim, Kiper has the Texans doing something they haven't done since 2002--drafting a quarterback in the first round.

22. Houston Texans: Carson Wentz (QB--North Dakota St.)

If you saw Wentz throwing it around in the SEC or Pac-12, you'd think he looked like a big-time QB prospect. At 6-foot-6 and nearly 235 pounds, he has a big arm, serious mobility and shows a willingness to be patient, move in the pocket, and keep his eyes down the field as things move around him. This is a guy who could be in the top-10 mix after the Senior Bowl and combine. Houston might end up thrilled if he's around this late.

In this scenario, Wentz is the third QB off the board, with Kiper predicting Jared Goff goes to the Browns second overall and Paxton Lynch heading to the Rams at No. 15. As we sit here in mid-January, how does the thought of Carson Wentz, Houston Texan strike you?