2011 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Main Focus Defense but Wide Receiver Vital Too
Houston Texans Outstanding Offense Only Gets Better
Much like the Bills desperate need to correct the NFL's worst run defense, the Texans have an obligation to clean up the NFL's worst pass defense.
Several of the experts like Houston's own John McClain have the Texans going after a pass rusher with tremendous potential. That could be either Robert Quinn from North Carolina or Aldon Smith from Missouri.
That's one way to resolve their 267 yards per game defense: pressure the quarterback. The more obvious approach--taking a cover corner--just doesn't seem in the Texans plans. They have to wait on Glover Quin and Kareem Jackson before investing another pick in a corner. Unless of course Prince Amukamara somehow slips.
Furthermore, they could be able to grab one of the second-tier corners like Ras-I Dowling from Virginia or Chimdi Chekwa from Ohio State in the third or fourth round.
But they would also be wise to look for another pass catcher to put opposite Andre Johnson. There should be some nice options available to them with the 42nd overall choice.
Now some people out there think that going for Julio Jones with their top pick would turn the Texans offense from great to historic. But they've already proven that without at least some semblance of defense, they aren't a playoff team.
Finally, another quarterback should be in their plans somewhere during the later portion of the draft.
Matt Schaub is a fine passer and doesn't have to worry about his job. But if Schaub were to go down at some point, that Texans offense could fall apart: Matt Leinart is probably gone and Dan Orlovsky isn't going to strike fear into the hearts of any opposing defenses.
Don't be surprised if the Texans go after local star Taylor Potts from Texas Tech in the sixth or seventh round.
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