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    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet former Houston Oilers wide receiver and current Houston Texans Ambassador, Jerry LeVias.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

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    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
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    9:30am: Check-in
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    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
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    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
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  • Sat., Apr. 25, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT Play Safe Clinic presented by Houston Methodist and GE The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Football Clinics! These clinics will highlight the importance of concussion awareness,  proper hydration, and nutrition.

    Special guests will include experts in related fields, Houston Texans Ambassadors, and Texans Cheerleaders!  Participants will hear from guest speakers and then take part in interactive football drills. 
     
    Play Safe Football Clinics
    9:30am: Check-in
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    March 7: Cinco Ranch High School
    March 21: James Driver Park
    April 11: Pearland Junior High West
    April 25: Capmbell Middle School


    These events are free, however registration is required. There are four different dates and locations to choose from. Space is limited, so register for a clinic near you today through this link - http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/footballclinic.html
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    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

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    As an organization, the Texans make it a priority to give back to the Houston community. This day provides an opportunity to invite Texans fans to volunteer with the team to make a positive change. These organizations work to improve the standard of living for the young people of Houston, which aligns with the Texans mission to be Champions for Youth.

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    The Houston Texans are proud to partner with GE and Houston Methodist to launch the Play Safe Moms Clinic just for football moms on May 13th!

    This free clinic will provide moms with the latest safety information in concussion awareness, proper hydration and nutrition to prepare them for the upcoming football season.  These classroom-style instructions and interactive football drills will take place in the Houston Methodist Training Center.

    Space is limited, so register today at http://www.houstontexans.com/kids/momclinic.html!

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Texans Mock Draft Machine: Version 3.0

Posted Apr 15, 2011

With two weeks until the 2011 NFL Draft, see who N.D. Kalu picks for the Texans after our Mock Draft Machine makes the first 10 picks.


Mock Draft Machine v1.0 | v2.0 | Path to the Draft headquarters

With two weeks to go until the 2011 NFL Draft, we’ve updated our Texans Mock Draft Machine with the most recent projections from 16 mock drafts around the web.

For those of you new to the Mock Machine, here’s the drill: We survey 16 mocks from around the web to project the top-10 picks in the draft. We leave the Texans’ pick at No. 11 up to a different expert each week.

This week, that expert is N.D. Kalu, who played in the NFL for 12 seasons and is now a frequent guest analyst on SportsRadio 610. Kalu played defensive end for the Texans from 2006-08 and currently serves as a Houston Texans Ambassador.

Our full methodology, including a link to each of the 16 surveyed mock drafts, can be found at the bottom of the page. Here are the results of our third Texans Mock Draft Machine:

Pick

Team

Player

Frequency

1

Carolina Panthers

Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
Also receiving votes: Marcell Dareus (1), A.J. Green (1), Patrick Peterson (1)

13 (81%)

2

Denver Broncos

Marcell Dareus, DL, Alabama
Also receiving votes: Peterson (2), Nick Fairley (1), Blaine Gabbert (1), Von Miller (1)

11 (69%)

 

 

 

3

Buffalo Bills

Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

10 (63%)

 

 

Also receiving votes: Dareus (3), Gabbert (3)

 

4

Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
Also receiving votes: Gabbert (2), Da’Quan Bowers (1), Julio Jones (1), Newton (1)

11 (69%)

 

 

 

5

Arizona Cardinals

Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
Also receiving votes: Miller (4), Quinn (3), Peterson (2)

7 (44%)

6

Cleveland Browns

Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina
Also receiving votes: Green (5), Jones (2), Bowers (1), Dareus (1)

7 (44%)

7

San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
Also receiving votes: Prince Amukamara (3), Gabbert (1), Miller (1)

11 (69%)

8

Tennessee Titans

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
Also receiving votes: Gabbert (1)

15 (94%)

9

Dallas Cowboys

Tyron Smith, OT, USC
Also receiving votes: Amukamara (1), Bowers (1), J.J. Watt (1)

13 (81%)

 

 

 

10

Washington Redskins

Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
Also receiving votes: Jake Locker (2), Newton (2), Quinn (2), Anthony Castonzo (1), Gabbert (1), Watt (1)

7 (44%)

The Texans' pick (made by N.D. Kalu of SportsRadio 610 AM):

11

Houston Texans

Aldon Smith, DE/OLB, Missouri

 

 

Kalu: “I don’t think this is the best player available, but you have to fill the need as far as getting a pass rusher. Any time you go from a 4-3 to a 3-4, you have to add more pass rushers. This guy, he just gets to the quarterback. He’s a pure pass rusher. I don’t care if you line him up as a 3-4 outside linebacker or as a 4-3 defensive end. With the names that you’ve already taken off the board, I think he is the best pass rusher available.”

Kalu’s pick is more or less in line with the projection of our Mock Machine. There’s no consensus pick for the Texans at No. 11, but Robert Quinn was the most popular choice with four votes out of 16 mocks. Right behind him were Smith and Purdue DE/OLB Ryan Kerrigan with three votes apiece. Prince Amukamara was next with two votes, followed by four players – Jones, Cameron Jordan, J.J. Watt and Muhammed Wilkerson – with one vote apiece.

METHODOLOGY: We polled 16 mock drafts, tabulating how many times a player was picked for each of the top-10 teams in the draft. A player who got the most “votes,” as we’ll call them, at each team was the pick. For the first time in three Mock Machines, there were no instances where a player was the top vote-getter for more than one team, and therefore no tiebreakers that needed to be applied.

All of the mocks used were the author/website’s most current mock as of April 15 at 9 a.m. CT.

The mock drafts in our survey: Mel Kiper (ESPN.com - 4/6), Todd McShay (ESPN.com - 4/6), Don Banks (SI.com - 4/13), Nolan Nawrocki (Pro Football Weekly - 3/25), Evan Silva (Pro Football Talk - 3/28), Chad Reuter (NFL Draft Scout/CBS - 4/11), Rob Rang (NFL Draft Scout/CBS - 4/11), Russ Lande (Sporting News - 4/13), National Football Post (4/7), Pat Kirwan (NFL.com - 4/12), Steve Wyche (NFL.com - 4/11), Bucky Brooks (NFL.com - 4/5), John McClain (Houston Chronicle - 4/11), Lance Zierlein (View from the Sideline - 4/5), Walter Football (4/14), OurLads.com (4/12).

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