On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Aug. 01, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 02, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Making of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders: Making the Calendar

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) to get the behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar from El Conquistador Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Fri., Aug. 07, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM CDT Tax Free Weekend at the Go Texan Store

    TAX FREE WEEKEND AT THE GO TEXAN STORE AUGUST 7-8

    Now’s the perfect time to gear up for the season with tax free weekend at the Go Texan Store August 7-8.

    Whether you want new t-shirts, fresh hats for training camp, or even a customized jersey, the store has it all!

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Cheerleaders Calendar Reveal Party

    Stop by the Go Texan Store at NRG Stadium on Saturday, August 8 from 11AM - 1 PM to be the first to see the new 2015-2016 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar.

    You'll have an opportunity to purchase the calendar for only $10, get a behind the scenes look at the Cheerleader locker room, mini makeovers and a 10% discount* at the Go Texan Store.

    http://www.houstontexans.com/cheerleaders/swimsuit-calendar/2015-16-calendar.html

    *exclusions apply

  • Sat., Aug. 08, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 09, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans All Access: Training Camp

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 11 PM to watch all the position battles and exclusive coverage from Houston Texans Training Camp as they prepare for the start of the 2015 season.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Extra Points

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 6:30 PM for this weekly in-season Houston Texans show that previews the upcoming Texans game in-depth with special guests and is hosted by Drew Dougherty from Texans TV.

  • Sat., Aug. 15, 2015 11:00 PM - 11:30 PM CDT Texans 360

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Saturday at 11 PM for this Texans show that covers all the happenings each week of the team throughout the offseason from community events, offseason training and various team functions with Cheerleaders and players.

  • Sun., Aug. 16, 2015 10:35 PM - 11:05 PM CDT Houston Texans Inside the Game

    Tune into KTRK ABC 13 in Houston (or check local listings across Texas) each Sunday at 10:35 PM for this in-season show that recaps each Houston Texans game in-depth with coverage and analysis from Greg Bailey and Spencer Tillman.

News

Print
RSS

Texans Mock Draft Machine: Version 1.0

Posted Mar 15, 2011

With the 2011 NFL Draft less than six weeks away, check out our projection for the top 11 picks in our first-ever Texans Mock Draft Machine.


With the 2011 NFL Draft less than six weeks away, mock draft season is in full bloom.

We’ve crunched the numbers on 15 different mocks from around the web to project the top-10 picks in the draft. We’ve also included a projection for the Texans’ pick at No. 11 overall, and then asked a guest expert for his pick considering who was available on our board.

A different expert will do the honors for the Texans’ pick each week. This week, it was Marc Vandermeer, the “Voice of the Texans” for SportsRadio 610 AM.

From the 15 mocks in our survey (full list below the table), we tabulated how many times a player was picked for each of the top 11 teams in the draft. A player who got the most “votes,” as we’ll call them, at each team was the pick. There were a couple of exceptions where a player was the top vote-getter for more than one team. That player went to the team where he had a higher number of votes, and the other team ended up with the player who had the next-highest number of votes.

Here are the results of our first-ever Texans Mock Draft Machine:

Pick

Team

Player

Frequency

1

Carolina Panthers

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
Also receiving votes: Cam Newton (33%), Marcell Dareus (13%), Patrick Peterson (13%)

40%

2

Denver Broncos

Marcell Dareus, DL, Alabama
Also receiving votes: Da’Quan Bowers (20%), Nick Fairley (13%), Robert Quinn (13%)

53%

 

 

 

3

Buffalo Bills

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

27%

 

 

Also receiving votes: Marcell Dareus (27%), Patrick Peterson (20%), Da’Quan Bowers (13%), Von Miller (7%), J.J. Watt (7%)

 

4

Cincinnati Bengals

Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson
Also receiving votes: A.J. Green (33%), Blaine Gabbert (13%), Cam Newton (13%), Nick Fairley (7%), Julio Jones (7%), Patrick Peterson (7%)

20%

 

 

 

5

Arizona Cardinals

Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
Also receiving votes: Blaine Gabbert (27%), Da’Quan Bowers (7%)

67%

6

Cleveland Browns

A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
Also receiving votes: Da’Quan Bowers (20%), Marcell Dareus (7%), Nick Fairley (7%), Julio Jones (7%)

60%

7

San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Also receiving votes: Von Miller (27%), Blaine Gabbert (13%), Robert Quinn (13%)

47%

8

Tennessee Titans

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
Also receiving votes: Da’Quan Bowers (13%), Patrick Peterson (13%), Robert Quinn (13%)

60%

9

Dallas Cowboys

Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Also receiving votes: Tyron Smith (20%), Anthony Castonzo (13%), Cameron Jordan (7%), J.J. Watt (7%)

53%

 

 

 

10

Washington Redskins

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
Also receiving votes: Prince Amukamara (13%), Cameron Jordan (13%), Aldon Smith (13%), Ryan Mallett (7%), Robert Quinn (7%), J.J. Watt (7%)

40%

11

Houston Texans

Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
Also receiving votes: Prince Amukamara (20%), Cameron Jordan (13%), Brandon Harris (7%), Justin Houston (7%), Cory Liuget (7%), Aldon Smith (7%), J.J. Watt (7%)

29%

The pick from Marc Vandermeer of SportsRadio 610:

11

Houston Texans

Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina

 

 

Vandermeer: “I hate to go with the chalk, but I have to. I know about the missed season, we know about the troubles, but the fact is that as an athletic prospect as far as what their needs are – and they need to get after the passer, they need people to fit the 3-4 coached by Wade Phillips – he fits that need. We have Connor Barwin coming back from injury, and we don’t know what Connor’s going to look like; I’m looking forward to seeing how he is. But you definitely need depth and you need somebody to be a potential world-beater there, and maybe it’s Barwin, and maybe Quinn can do the same thing. And I don’t think they’re done picking at this position in the draft. I think there’s some insurance coming up later on in the draft, midway through – fourth/fifth round, maybe even earlier – but it’s a position of much need for them. We’ve talked about the secondary an awful lot this offseason and toward the latter half of last season, how it was such a concern… But I think the secondary’s going to look a whole lot better with a better pass rush… If I’ve got to go number one need here, it’s going to be Quinn. If (Prince) Amukamara does drop, it’s going to be pretty tempting to take him. They just took Kareem Jackson last year, though, and I think Wade Phillips feels like he can turn Kareem Jackson into a good player still. One year, you don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. You re-group with him, you get his confidence going again and you get him playing well. And again, he’s going to look better with a better pass rush. So I’ve got to go with Quinn, because he’s available, because it’s the most pressing need: Pressure on the passer.”

NOTE: All of the mocks in our survey were posted after the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Each was the author/website’s most current mock as of March 11 at 10 a.m. CT.

The mock drafts: Mel Kiper (ESPN.com), Don Banks (SI.com), Nolan Nawrocki (Pro Football Weekly), Evan Silva (Pro Football Talk), Chad Reuter (NFL Draft Scout/CBS), Rob Rang (NFL Draft Scout/CBS), Russ Lande (Sporting News), Wes Bunting (National Football Post), Pat Kirwan (NFL.com), Michael Lombardi (NFL.com), Steve Wyche (NFL.com), John McClain (Houston Chronicle), Lance Zierlein (Houston Chronicle), Walter Football, OurLads.com.

Content on HoustonTexans.com does not necessarily represent the views of the Houston Texans front office staff, coaches or executives.