Round and round we go, who they’ll pick nobody knows. Nevertheless, it sure is fun to speculate.
Next to the Super Bowl, no single event on the calendar draws as much interest as the draft. The cattle call known as the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine commences on February 20 in Indianapolis. Prospects will be measured, clocked, interviewed, wined, dined and “Wonderliced” to see if they are worthy of joining the fraternity.
Prior to that, we can try to determine which direction the Houston Texans will take when it is their time to decide. Whether you believe it was the offense or defense that caused their postseason dreams to go down in flames, there will be important selections made for each unit.
Those who have been following the Texans’ personnel needs will notice a quarterback is not among the picks in this mock draft. The best candidate, E. J. Manuel, has been on the rise since his MVP showing in the Senior Bowl. Unless Houston goes for him in the first round, Manuel will be off the board by the time its second-round selection arrives.
All the other QBs available in the second round on down are either lacking in arm strength or athleticism. That huge chunk of the fanbase yearning for the antidote to Matt Schaub will have to wait another year.