Who the Texans Like

Predicting the draft is slightly easier than predicting the lottery. There is always secrecy and subterfuge, but BattleRedNation.com has been paying plenty of attention to who the Houston front office has been talking to. We're going to share some of our information with our loyal subscribers.

Houston needs some help at safety, and they will likely address the position in the draft. The Texans have met with Missouri safety William Moore, Oklahoma's Nic Harris, Alabama's Rashad Johnson, as well as Wake Forest's Chip Vaughn. They also seem intent on getting some help at defensive back. Among the players they've talked to are Ohio State's Malcolm Jenkins, Illinois' Vontae Davis, Oregon State's Keenan Lewis, and San Jose State's Coye Francies.

Just because the team signed Antonio Smith last week doesn't mean they're out of the market for more pass rushing help. Houston likes Tennessee's Robert Ayers, as well as Cincinnati DE/OLB/TE Connor Barwin. Florida State's Everett Brown is another player that the team has been in contact with, as well as Connecticut's Cody Brown.

Although the team has some very solid linebackers, they may look to add more depth. Some of the potential picks could be Southern Miss's Gerald McGrath, USC's Clay Matthews, and Northern Illinois' Larry English.

You can never have enough depth on the offensive line, and the Texans have looked at University of Florida tackle Jason Watkins, and Maryland guard, Jaimie Thomas.

Pass catchers include Texas' Quan Cosby, Florida's Louis Murphy, Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias, Penn State's Derrick Williams, and Missouri's Jeremy Maclin. The team has also shown interest in South Carolina tight end Jared Cook.

We will update you with more team sightings as we get them.


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