The Texans go into the 2011 NFL Draft in an interesting position as a franchise. On one hand, it's completely new and on the other hand, it feels like they've been here before.
The Texans had a disappointing, mediocre season and find themselves drafting in the relative middle of the first round. That's the part that's not new. Season after season, the Texans find themselves drafting in this part of the first round.
The Texans also took a step backwards last season and find themselves maybe questioning what they have been doing over the last few years. For the first time in Gary Kubiak's tenure, the Texans took a noticeable step back. That's the part that's completely new.
These variables leave the Texans staring in the face of what might be the most important draft in the history of the franchise. If the Texans don't draft well and plug up some of the holes they have, they risk having to blow up the team and start over. If they are smart about the way they draft (and with some help from the returning players), the Texans could easily find themselves in the playoffs.
Let's take a look at some of the guys that very well maybe be given the task of plugging some of those aforementioned holes.