Cincyjungle Mock Round 2 - The Houston Texans Select...

For pick No. 42  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...

 Rahim Moore, FS, UCLA
 
In the first round, a lack of defensive value forced Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith to go offense and fill a need at receiver. Well it seems their patience has paid dividends as several first round prospects at defensive positions of need have fallen here. Now the challenge becomes which one to take? Martez Wilson, LB out of Illinois, could come in and immediately start at OLB and not only bolster the pass rush, but fit seemlessly into coverage packages, as he has had loads of experience doing while at Illinois. The only problem with taking Wilson here, is that Rahim Moore is still on the board.

Considered by most as the top safety prospect in this year's draft, Moore will come in and immediately take the place of Eugene Wilson, who was recently released, for, among other things, being downright terrible in coverage. This will do wonders for a very young cornerback tandem, in Glover Quin (age: 25) and Kareem Jackson (23), who got burnt repeatedly last year due to lack of an adequate safety presence behind them. Moore is a ball hawk in every sense of the expression, proven by his 10 interceptions during his 1st team all-american sophomore season. If UCLA had utilized him in a similar role last year, instead of pushing him closer to the line for run support, It is very possible that he would be hearing his name in the top half of the first round (Maybe even Texans at 11). 
 
Houston still has some holes on defense, some of which can be addressed in free agency and later in the draft, but with Rahim Moore, a huge concern is lifted, and if Wade Phillips' 3-4 can generate some form of a pass rush up front, this overlooked and oft abused defense from 2010 could get dangerous in 2011 and beyond.

 

Draft Overview:

# Team Picked By Name/Positon of Pick
1 Carolina James Shively Nick Fairley / DT
2 Denver sexsalad Patrick Peterson / CB
3 Buffalo Elguapo09 Von Miller / OLB
4 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 A.J. Green / WR
5 Arizona Broski Da'Quan Bowers / DE
6 Cleveland Joe Goodberry Marcell Dareus / DL
7 San Francisco Heybrown Prince Amukamara / CB
8 Tennessee Oxalis Cam Newton / QB
9 Dallas Jim0ijk Robert Quinn / DE
10 Washington Pardon_My_French Blaine Gabbert / QB
11 Houston Joe27 Julio Jones / WR
12 Minnesota CarsonOrBust Tyron Smith / OL
13 Detroit The_Black_Stripes Cameron Jordan / DL
14 St. Louis Jaegner Aldon Smith / DE
15 Miami JaredM Mark Ingram / RB
16 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit JJ Watt / DE
17 New England (from Oakland / Seymour) UpStateMike Anthony Castonzo / OT
18 San Diego Quickslant Mike Pouncey / OG
19 New York Giants TheDealio Akeem Ayers / OLB
20 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch Ryan Kerrigan / DE
21 Kansas City Indesignkat Corey Liuget / DT
22 Indianapolis Ddbumpus Nate Solder / OT
23 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12 Gabe Carimi / OT
24 New Orleans FriarBob Cameron Heyward / DE
25 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly Jake Locker / QB
26 Baltimore FriarBob Adrian Clayborn / DE
27 Atlanta TruWhoDey Justin Houston / DE/OLB
28 New England UpStateMike Muhammad Wilkerson / DL
29 Chicago Bsmith4256 Derek Sherrod / OL
30 New York Jets Polo_614 Phil Taylor / DT
31 Pittsburgh Jason Garrison Jimmy Smith / CB
32 Green Bay Sean Weaver Stephen Paea / DL
33 New England (from Carolina / Armanti Edwards) UpStateMike Brooks Reed / OLB
34 Buffalo Elguapo09 Allen Bailey / DE
35 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2 Christian Ponder / QB
36 Denver sexsalad Kyle Rudolph / TE
37 Cleveland Jason Garrison
Torrey Smith / WR
38 Arizona Broski
Rodney Hudson / G-C
39 Tennessee Oxalis
Marvin Austin / DT
40 Dallas Jim0ijk
Danny Watkins / G
41 Washington Pardon_My_French Jonathan Baldwin/WR
42 Houston Joe27 Rahim Moore/ FS
43 Minnesota CarsonOrBust
44 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
45 San Francisco Heybrown
46 Denver (from Miami / Brandon Marshall) sexsalad
47 St. Louis Jaegner
48 Oakland NoodleXV
49 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
50 San Diego Quickslant
51 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
52 New York Giants TheDealio
53 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
54 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
55 Kansas City Indesignkat
56 New Orleans FriarBob
57 Seattle IgnatiusJReilly
58 Baltimore Joe Goodberry
59 Atlanta TruWhoDey
60 New England UpStateMike
61 San Diego (from NYJets / Antonio Cromartie) Quickslant
62 Chicago Bsmith4256
63 Pittsburgh FriarBob
64 Green Bay Sean Weaver
65 Carolina James Shively
66 Cincinnati Jason Garrison +2
67 Denver sexsalad
68 Buffalo Elguapo09
69 Arizona Broski
70 Cleveland FriarBob
71 Dallas Jim0ijk
72 New Orleans (from Washington / Jammal Brown) FriarBob
73 Houston Joe27
74 New England (from Minnesota / Randy Moss) UpStateMike
75 Detroit The_Black_Stripes
76 San Francisco Heybrown
77 Tennessee Oxalis
78 St. Louis Jaegner
79 Miami JaredM
80 Jacksonville Whodatchemsit
81 Oakland NoodleXV
82 San Diego Quickslant
83 New York Giants TheDealio
84 Tampa Bay Doc Scratch
85 Philadelphia Buckeyenut12
86 Kansas City Indesignkat
87 Indianapolis Ddbumpus
88 New Orleans FriarBob
89 San Diego (from Seattle / Charlie Whitehurst) Quickslant
90 Baltimore Jason Garrison
91 Atlanta TruWhoDey
92 New England UpStateMike
93 Chicago Bsmith4256
94 New York Jets Polo_614
95 Pittsburgh Joe Goodberry
96 Green Bay Sean Weaver
97 (possible compensatory)

98 (possible compensatory)

99 (possible compensatory)
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