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Texans Thinking Defense First in the NFL Draft

The Houston Chronicle reports today that the Texans are leaning towards going defense high in the 2009 NFL Draft. Here is the report:

A lot of mock drafts around the country have the Texans using their first-round choice on an offensive player, but anybody familiar with the team knows they will select a defensive player. The Texans finished third in offense and 22nd in defense last season. They signed defensive end Antonio Smith to start on the left side opposite Mario Williams. They’ve agreed on a two-year, $3.5 million contract that will make free agent Shaun Cody part of the rotation at defensive tackle.

Smith and Cody give them flexibility in next month’s draft. “We could still use an impact player at linebacker and on the back end (secondary), but we’d be hard-pressed to take a receiver or a running back in the first round,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said during the NFL meetings. “Our first-round pick has to make a big impact on our team. “We’ve made progress, and for us to make more progress, that (No. 1 pick) has to be an impact player. If that happens, the better we’re going to get.”

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2 Responses to “Texans Thinking Defense First in the NFL Draft”

  1. […] Read the original: Texans Thinking Defense First in the NFL Draft » Texans Gab […]

  2. As we get closer to the NFL Draft.What would you do with the first pick in the NFL draft? would like to see it happen.

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