NFL Draft 2012: Did the Houston Texans Get Enough Value to Upgrade Overall Team?

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NFL Draft 2012: Did the Houston Texans Get Enough Value to Upgrade Overall Team?
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The Houston Texans looked forward to the 2012 NFL draft with a sense of optimism previously unknown to management, players and fans. An AFC South division crown along with a playoff win will do that.

Sure, there were holes to fill. Mario Williams took the money and ran to Buffalo, the right side of the offensive line had to be replaced, and an aging corps of receivers desperately needed an infusion of new blood. 

The reward for success is your team’s brain trust has to make the most of the leftovers of each round. Particularly in the first, when after the 20th pick or so, the relative value of each player becomes less apparent.

The Texans' needs going into the draft were OLB, WR, OL and CB depth, more or less in that order. So how to judge the decisions coming out of the Texans’ war room?  

Since they’ve yet to play a down, the players chosen by Kubiak, Smith, et al. can best be judged in comparison to each other. In other words, was each pick "better than who’s left" (BTWL) on the board? A simple Yes, No or Maybe will be the measure. For consistency's sake, player profiles from NFL.com will be used unless otherwise noted.

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