- Whitney Mercilus, OLB, Illinois
- DeVier Posey, WR, Ohio State
- Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (OH)
- Ben Jones, C, Georgia
- Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan St
- Jared Crick, DE, Nebraska
- Randy Bullock, K, Texas A&M
- Nick Mondek, OT, Purdue
Undrafted Free Agents
- Case Keenum, QB, Houston
- Dwight Jones, WR, UNC
- Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
- Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
- Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
- DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
- Logan Brock, TE, TCU
- Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
- Nate Menkin, OT, Mary-Hardin Baylor
- Mario Louis, WR, Grambling State
Year Pk Player Pos. School
2006---1 Mario Williams DE N.C. State
2007---10 Amobi Okoye DT Louisville
2008---26 Duane Brown T Virginia Tech
2009---15 Brian Cushing LB USC
2010---20 Kareem Jackson CB Alabama
2011---11 J.J. Watt DE Wisconsin
SportsTalk 790 was live Thursday night for our NFL Draft Party at Christian's Tailgate. Here's a video of our hosts Greg Koch, Lance Zierlein and Adam Wexler as they predict who the Texans will select, and then get fan reaction after the Texans select Mercilus with the 26th pick:
The 6-foot-3, 261-pound Mercilus is an early-entry junior who only started for one season in college. He led the nation in sacks (16) and forced fumbles (8). He earned All-Big Ten honors and won the 2011 Ted Hendricks award.
The Texans finished 10-6 last season and won their first AFC South title to earn the franchise's first playoff berth.
Houston took some key losses in free agency, with career sacks leader Mario Williams, right tackle Eric Winston and right guard Mike Brisiel signing with other teams. The Texans cut Winston and traded All-Pro linebacker DeMeco Ryans to Philadelphia.
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To hear 790's Draft coverage of the Texans pick, click HERE. You'll hear analysis from Lance Zierlein, Adam Wexler and former NFL lineman Greg Koch.
1 Indianapolis - Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2 Washington - Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3 Minnesota - Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
4 Cleveland - Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
5 Jacksonville - Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma St. (trade with Tampa)
-Z-Report Says - Jacksonville covets a wide receiver and I can see them trading up just a couple of spot to make that happen since Tampa can make do without Kalil.
6 Buffalo - Matt Kalil, LT, USC (trade with St.Louis)
-Z-Report Says - The only team more desperate for help at left tackle would be Arizona, but they don't have enough ammo to come and get Kalil. The Rams want to move back and the Bills want Kalil. This trade could very well happen if Minnesota takes Claiborne and the Browns take Richardson.
7 Tampa Bay - Luke Kuechley, LB, Boston College (trade with Jacksonville)
8 Miami - Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
9 Carolina - Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
10 St. Louis - Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame (trade with Buffalo)
11 Kansas City - Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis
12 Seattle - Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
13 Arizona - Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
-Z-Report Says - The Cardinals need tackle help in the worst way and this is simply too early for Riley Reiff or Cordy Glenn. Look for the Cardinals to try and trade this pick and pick up another draft pick since they gave away their 2nd this year in exchange for Kevin Kolb. If they stand pat,
14 Dallas - Mark Barron, SS, Alabama
15 Philadelphia - Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
16 New York Jets - Chandler Jones, DE/OLB, Syracuse
17 Cincinnati - Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
18 San Diego - David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
19 Chicago - Shea McClellin, DE, Boise State
20 Tennessee - Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
21 Cincinnati - Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
22 Cleveland - Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina
23 Detroit - Cordy Glenn, OT/OG, Georgia
24 Green Bay - Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State (trade with Pittsburgh)
-Z-Report Says - The Packers have plenty of picks and will likely move up in this year's first round to target a player on the defensive side of the ball. If they wait around this long, they could move up and grab Worthy whose physical build reminds me of Cullen Jenkins.
25 Denver - Dont'a Hightower, ILB, Alabama
26 Houston - Courtney Upshaw, DE, Alabama
27 New England - Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
28 Pittsburgh - Kevin Zeitler, OG, Wisconsin (trade with Green Bay)
29 Baltimore - Nick Perry, OLB, USC
30 San Francisco - Amini Silatolu, OG, Midwestern State
31 New England - Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
32 New York Giants - Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
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