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Other Needs Could Outweigh Secondary Needs for Texans

Arthur Arkush at Pro Football Weekly reports that the Texans needs at OLB, DE could outweigh secondary needs for the team in the draft.

Antonio Smith is slated to be the starting left end. He played the same position in an odd front in Arizona earlier in his career, but we have heard concerns regarding his ability to hold the point of attack. Veteran DE Damione Lewis, perhaps better suited for the role, is an unrestricted free agent. Even if Smith does pan out, adding depth at the position will be critical.

At the second level, the club should be set at inside ‘backer with Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans — assuming Ryans is all the way back from a season-ending Achilles injury — but it remains to be seen who will line up outside. Connor Barwin, a 2009 second-round pick who suffered a season-ending ankle injury last season, could man one of the spots, but the club is definitely looking for an impact player at the position. PFW draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki’s latest mock draft predicts the Texans will select University of North Carolina DE-OLB Robert Quinn with the 11th overall pick.

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2 Responses to “Other Needs Could Outweigh Secondary Needs for Texans”

  1. christopher says:

    Prince is not worth an 11.Im hoping we can work a deal with the PATS for their 17th and 28th,of course we would have to hope that the cba would be reached in the next couple of weeks and the likely hood of that happening are slim.Tate and our 11 and maybe another player for their 2 first round picks.We really do need alot of help on defense and an extra pick in the first round would serve us well.

  2. jnichols says:

    I have to agree with chrisopher about A.Smith.

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