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2016 BRB NFL Mock Draft: Vernon Butler Or Paxton Lynch For The Houston Texans?

The nice part about being the guys running the mock draft is that we can hit pause to debate what we should do for the Texans at No. 22. Cast your lot in the discussion of Paxton Lynch versus Vernon Butler here.

Screams "franchise quarterback," doesn't it?
Screams "franchise quarterback," doesn't it?
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I know I told you that we'd publish our choice for your Houston Texans at 10 a.m. CDT this morning, but there's been a change of plans. Frankly, the beautiful minds that comprise the masthead here at BRB are at odds. That, combined with the fact that the GM for the Vikings has already turned in his pick (thanks very much for that, by the way) and has ensured we can still post his pick at 4 p.m. CDT today, is why we're amending the timeline to allow for further discussion.

Faithful readers, even after the acquisition of Brock Osweiler, a segment of those in charge of making the Texans' pick in the 2016 BRB Mock Draft fervently believe Houston should select Paxton Lynch (QB--Memphis) at No. 22 if the draft unfolds as it has so far. That rationale is based on some combination of questions about Osweiler, appreciation of Lynch's potential, the heightened importance of the quarterback position, value analysis, and/or a feeling of malaise about the other prospects available to the team at No. 22 in this scenario.

Other members of the fake braintrust for your Houston Texans believe taking Lynch is a poor use of draft capital, considering Osweiler's presence on the roster, the holes apparent elsewhere, and the talent available at No. 22. That camp prefers Vernon Butler (DT/DE--Louisiana Tech) as the choice. Josh Doctson got quite a bit of consideration as well but ultimately finished third in the race, so we're narrowed the debate down to Lynch versus Butler.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Perhaps your eloquent presentation and argument in the Comments below will sway one or more members of the masthead and break the logjam.