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2011 NFL Draft: First Round Prospects For the Houston Texans

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2011 NFL Draft: First Round Prospects For the Houston Texans
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After starting the season 4-2, the Houston Texans lost eight of their final 10 games, finishing their dismal season at 6-10. 

At a time when Texans fans expected their team to take the next step by making the playoffs, Gary Kubiak led the team to its worst record since 2006. This was perhaps the most disappointing season in Houston sports history. 

The Texans had the NFL's leading rusher in Arian Foster and posted just under 27 points per game, good for fourth in the NFL. But the exceptionally bad defense acted as an iceberg to this Titanic offense. 

The offense is sound. Adding another prime receiver to compliment Andre Johnson would be great, but general manager Rick Smith must focus on the defensive side of the ball in April's draft. 

Frank Bush has been fired and Wade Phillips is the front-runner to take his place. If that happens, he will likely revamp this defensive unit and perhaps switch to a 3-4 scheme. 

Let's explore some possible draft choices for the Houston Texans in the early rounds of the 2011 draft. The Texans will draft 11th.

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