Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Round 1, Pick 26 – Whitney Mercilus (OLB/DE) With their first pick, Houston selected Whitney Mercilus, OLB from Illinois. Mercilus is a speed demon. He will bring an unrivaled amount of athleticism to the defensive front, and provide consistent pressure on the quarterback. Mercilus may not be an immediate starter, but expect to see him rotate in and get substantial playing time. Round 3, Pick 5 – DeVier Posey (WR) The third round led Houston to the offensive side of the ball. They selected a mysterious DeVier Posey, WR from Ohio State. Posey made some plays as he made a name for himself in his first two seasons. He was sidelined for most of his last season due to suspensions dealt out for the Ohio State scandal. Posey has potential to step on the field as a starter in 2012. Great value for the third round. Round 3, Pick 13 – Brandon Brooks (OG) Eight picks later Houston looked to fortify the offensive line. Brandon Books, guard from Miami (OH), is a big pick for the Texans....
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