A week away from the 2011 NFL Draft, we've updated our Texans Mock Draft Machine for the fourth time with projections from some of the most prominent mock drafts on the web.
Our Mock Machine surveys 16 mocks 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 was Paul Kuharsky, the AFC South blogger for ESPN.com.
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 fourth Texans Mock Draft Machine:
The Texans' pick (made by Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com):
Here's who was picked for the Texans in our 16-mock survey: Quinn (5 votes), Prince Amukamara (4), Ryan Kerrigan (3), Smith (3) and Watt (1).
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 call them, at each team was the pick. If a player was the leading vote-getter for more than one team, he went to the team where he had a higher number of votes. The other team received the player with the next-highest vote total.
All of the mocks used were the author/website's most current mock as of April 21 at 9:30 a.m. CT.
The mock drafts in our survey: Mel Kiper (ESPN.com - 4/6), Todd McShay (ESPN.com - 4/20), Don Banks (SI.com - 4/13), Nolan Nawrocki (Pro Football Weekly - 4/15), Evan Silva (Pro Football Talk - 4/19), Chad Reuter (NFL Draft Scout/CBS - 4/18), Rob Rang (NFL Draft Scout/CBS - 4/18), Russ Lande (Sporting News - 4/20), National Football Post (4/7), Pat Kirwan (NFL.com - 4/12), Steve Wyche (NFL.com - 4/11), Charles Davis (NFL.com - 4/18), John McClain (Houston Chronicle - 4/18), John Harris (View from the Sideline - 4/19), Walter Football (4/19), OurLads.com (4/17).