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#NFLDraft: Top prospects on the board

Day two is always my favorite day of the Draft. Another couple of picks are added to a team's collective haul and the pieces, and the team's vision, start to come together. Here are the top players from final top 50 still on the board. The number indicates the final standing of that player, while *Indicates a potential Texans target.

3. OLB Myles Jack, UCLA - The knee situation was one thing, but admitting that he might need microfracture surgery in the future cost Jack badly. The medical re-check information that came out did indeed lay out the issues he was facing. Interesting name to watch early on Friday.

13. ILB Reggie Ragland, Alabama - Teams must only see a two down inside thumper but he won't last long on Friday night.

17. DE/OLB Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky - He's volatile and inconsistent at times, but there isn't another edge player that puts a scare into offensive coordinators like this guy, even the guys that went in the first round.

21. DE/OLB Kevin Dodd, Clemson - He's long, strong and has one pet pass rush move (swipe and rip) that he's mastered. That said, he wasn't better than Shaq Lawson but I still thought he'd get selected on night one. I don't think he can play the defensive spot in a 3-4 and teams might believe that he's only a 4-3 end.

22. DT Andrew Billings, Baylor* - Not as dynamice as other defensive linemen in this class, but dude is strong as an ox and quick up the field. He's not a perfect puzzle piece, but if he's there at No. 52, it might be worth the shot at that point.

25. DE/DT Jarran Reed, Alabama* - In short, teams didn't see him as a pass rusher and only valuable on two downs at this point. That's about the only reason I can think of as to why he's not on a plane for a press conference today.

29. DE/DT A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama* - See Reed above.

31. G/C/T Cody Whitehair, Kansas State* - At the Senior Bowl, he was the only South team offensive lineman that had any success against the South defensive linemen. He's going to be an interior player; the question is whether he can play center or guard is the only position that suits him.

32. RB Derrick Henry, Alabama - I'm not all that surprised he's still on the board, given the fact that I had him at No. 32. But, he's got really good football left in him and I just want him to stay away from Tennessee and Indianapolis.

34. WR Tyler Boyd, Pitt - People have missed the boat on him, given his quarterback situation the past two seasons, or lack thereof. He has natural hands and snatches the ball out of the air. The only question is whether he follows Eagles wideout Jordan Matthews into the slot or stays outside.

35. OT Jason Spriggs, Indiana - The former Indiana product is a whale of an athlete at the tackle position but there are times his game crumbles, so to speak. I'm torn on whether the Texans would consider drafting him at No. 52.

37. WR/RET Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma - With Will Fuller now in Houston, I'd imagine that Shepard is off the board. Then again, the more toys that go BOOM, the better, right? He's dynamic in space, whether that's with the ball in his hands, or working to get open against man coverage. I just can't see them allocating more resources to that position, to be honest.

38. WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State - Keyshawn Johnson's nephew is a route running maestro with the size to win across the middle consistently. Teams that liked Laquon Treadwell and Josh Doctson will like Thomas in the 2nd round.

39. DE/DT Jon Bullard, Florida* - He had a tremendous 2015 season, flashing quickness, strong hands and technique. Bullard would be an intriguing fit in this defense, not a perfect one, but it could work. He's too good to pass on at No. 52, in particular.

40. OLB Kamalei Correa, Boise State - He's a ready made, versatile 3-4 OLB. He can drop in coverage, play the run on the edge and rush the quarterback.

42. TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas* - I said often leading up to the draft that tight ends wouldn't get an early selection. If he's still on the board at No. 52, the Texans are going to have think long and hard about adding him here.

45. WR/ATH Braxton Miller, Ohio State* - He's got a ways to go as a receiver, but there may not be a more dangerous ball carrier in this draft class. Because he's a different kind of weapon with the ball in his hands, I'm going to keep him as a target, but lower down on the "No. 52 pick priority list."

46. NT Austin Johnson, Penn State* - He's a true two gap 3-4 NT prospect and that's rare in this draft class (and future ones, as well). He's not going to wow anyone with athleticism or explosive upfield penetration, but he has strong hands and excellent technique.

47. RB Devontae Booker, Utah - Even though he tore his meniscus late in the season, Booker is a dual threat back, reminiscent of Arian Foster. He has great hands out of the backfield, like Foster, but also emulates his smooth running style. I'm not sure the Texans will target RB until the third round, at the earliest, but Booker is more than just a RB with his receiving skills. For this team and what they've done in free agency and the Fuller pick on Thursday night, I can't see them doing this at No. 52 and he's more than likely gone by early third round.

48. DE/DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State* - His production never matched his enormous potential, which is both worrisome and tantalizing at the same time. It's what kept him out of the first round. But, at No. 52, he'd be a logical and effective player at that 3-4 DE spot.

49. S Vonn Bell, Ohio State* - His football IQ and awareness are outstanding and make him a tremendous asset on pass defense. He won't come up and destroy folks in run support, but teams won't throw the ball in the middle of the field all that often when he's there.

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