The first round of most NFL drafts play out in a well-established way. The announcement of the first selection is just a formality. The next 5-10 picks could be taken from almost anyone’s board, even if the exact order fails to conform to a single draft guru’s prediction.
From 10-20, which players will be chosen can get rather murky. In a talent pool of very few standouts, this year will be more unpredictable than ever.
When the Houston Texans make their decision on the 27th pick overall, their available options will reflect what has transpired over the course of the first round. This always includes a couple of obvious reaches, accompanied by some sliders who cannot believe they've slipped so far, then a host of tweeners that could fall all the way into the second round.
Based on this criteria, the prospects that follow are their likeliest choices and the percentage probability that player will have his named called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.