Texans mock draft... all eight picks

Mock drafts get boring. All you really care about is who your team is drafting.

That's why I've decided to do the WHOLE Texans draft from rounds 1-7. Here's how the three days might unfold...

1) Kyle Wilson CB, Boise St.Earl Thomas is long gone and Ryan Mathews would get the biggest cheer in the Verizon Wireless West Club but the Texans are going for the bigger cheers in January. They look glowingly at a CB who can step right in and play. Between Wilson, Glover Quin and Brice McCain they have three super young guys who can all perform. Jacques Reeves is, of course, still solid, and anything you get from Antwaun Molden at this point is gravy.

2) Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Ben Tate looked appetizing but he's gone by now. Maybe Gerhart could have been taken lower but they'll grab him right here as they don't want to get shut out of drafting a ball carrier like they were last year.

3) Al Woods, DT, LSUThey were checking out Mitch Petrus, the guard from Arkansas, but he was nabbed a few picks earlier so they went with a player who has been jumping up the draft board. He's 309 lbs. and will get a shot to get into the rotation and who knows?

4) Marshall Newhouse, OG, TCU
They still want to get better on the interior of the offensive line, and this relatively athletic player just might find a way to make a veteran's life miserable.

5) Myron Lewis, FS, Vanderbilt
Lewis could go anywhere from the 3rd through the 5th rounds. If he lasts this long, it's like the Texans getting lucky the way they did with James Casey last year. He played CB in college and will be very interesting to watch as he tries to mail down a job.

6) Jevan Snead, QB, Ole MissI know, I know. But Dan Orlovsky lost the job last year and John David Booty is a big question mark. Besides, Snead can "make all the throws;" he just has to stop mixing in the bad ones. Houston is a great place for him to watch and learn.

6) David Pender, CB, Purdue
4.37 guys don't grow on trees. Plus, he's a Boilermaker, which along with Colorado State, will at least get you a job interview with the Texans.

7) Brandon Sharpe, DE, Texas TechPlaying in the pass-crazed Big 12, he had 15 sacks last season. The Texans know they need to keep getting better rushing the passer. At this point in the draft, everyone is tired and cranky, and someone might even suggest drafting Oklahoma running back Chris Brown to lighten the mood. No one will laugh.

Of course, none of this will probably happen, but if I hit on three of them, you should follow me to Vegas this summer.

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