2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft - The Houston Texans Select....

TUSCALOOSA AL - NOVEMBER 26: Julio Jones #8 and Trent Richardson #3 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after Jones' touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26 2010 in Tuscaloosa Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

For the No. 11 pick in the second-annual Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, Joe27 selected for the Houston Texans, who have the standard three picks available.  Here is the pick...

With the No. 11 pick in the 2011 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, the Houston Texans select...

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

Interesting predicament for the Texans here. With so many obvious holes on the defensive side of the ball, the natural reaction would be to fill one with this pick. But the way this draft has fallen, that simply would not be an option without reaching. Wade Phillips' new 3-4 front seven and the Texans' abysmal secondary from a year ago will have to wait.

Jones is without a doubt the best player available here, and frankly, the Texans are getting great value grabbing him at No. 11. Andre Johnson will be 30 when (if?) the 2011 season begins, and with little depth behind him, wide out is indeed a priority in this draft. Houston is ecstatic to bring in Jones, a beast of a player with virtually no ceiling, to learn the ropes from one of the elite WRs in the league. With Andre, Julio, and Kevin Walter moving to a more natural position in the slot, the dangerous Texans offense turns downright criminal. And that's without even mentioning the league's top rusher and fantasy superstar Arian Foster, who also just gained a yard per carry after the opposing secondary takes a few steps deeper. While Houston may be disappointed that a top OLB or DB wasn't available, they won't hesitate in grabbing an immediate starter here. Sometimes the best defense is an unstoppable offense.

If stats are your thing, look no further than this: In three matchups against LSU and Patrick Peterson, the do-it-all defensive back taken earlier in the draft, Jones had 21 catches for 319 yards and 2 tds.

The Texans aren't the only ones who benefit from this pick. Julio moves from a run oriented offense with a "game manager" quarterback to a open system with a quarterback in Shaub who loves to throw the ball around, and isn't afraid to take chances. At 6-3 and a robust 220 pounds, Jones will thrive in this offense. He easily shrugged off tackle attempts from DBs in the SEC, and will continue to do so in the NFL. Also, his well documented willingness to do the dirty work and high character are especially attractive to Rick Smith and the Texans' front office.

Julio Jones Highlights:

Draft Overview:

Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara/CB
Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton/ QB
Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn/ DE
Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert/ QB
Houston Joe27 Julio Jones/ WR
Minnesota CarsonOrBust
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
St. Louis Jaegner
Miami JaredM
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike
San Diego Quickslant
New York Giants TheDealio
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
Kansas City Indesignkat
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
New Orleans FriarBob
Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
Baltimore FriarBob
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
Chicago Bsmith4256
New York Jets Polo_614
Pittsburgh Jason Garrison
Green Bay Sean Weaver
New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike
Buffalo Elguapo09
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
Denver sexsalad
Cleveland Jason Garrison
Arizona Broski
Tennessee Oxalis
Dallas Jim0ijk
Washington Pardon_My_French
Houston Joe27
Minnesota CarsonOrBust
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
San Francisco Heybrown
Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
St. Louis Jaegner
Oakland NoodleXV
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
San Diego Quickslant
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
New York Giants TheDealio
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
Kansas City Indesignkat
New Orleans FriarBob
Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
Baltimore Joe Goodberry
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
Chicago Bsmith4256
Pittsburgh FriarBob
Green Bay Sean Weaver
Carolina James Shively
Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
Denver sexsalad
Buffalo Elguapo09
Arizona Broski
Cleveland FriarBob
Dallas Jim0ijk
New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
Houston Joe27
New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
Detroit The_Black_Stripes
San Francisco Heybrown
Tennessee Oxalis
St. Louis Jaegner
Miami JaredM
Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
Oakland NoodleXV
San Diego Quickslant
New York Giants TheDealio
Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
Kansas City Indesignkat
Indianapolis Ddbumpus
New Orleans FriarBob
San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
Baltimore Jason Garrison
Atlanta TruWhoDey
New England UpStateMike
Chicago Bsmith4256
New York Jets Polo_614
Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
Green Bay Sean Weaver
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