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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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Now that the Houston Texans have taken the next step and made the playoffs for the first time we as fans and NFL analysts expect the Texans to be a consistent contender for years to come. This is new territory for a team that hasn’t been in this position before. Have the Texans truly arrived? Are they on the precipice of greatness, or are they just a one year wonder? For the...
Here are the new twitter handles of all the new Houston Texans Rookies
Whitney Mercilus @Merci380
DeVier Posey @DPo8
Ben Jones @benjones60
Keshawn Martin @KeshawnMartin82
Jared Crick @JrodVCrick
Randy Bullock @randybullock28
Nick Mondek @Mondek62
Dwight Jones @Jones83_
Phillip Supernaw @PSupernaw11
Mario Louis @meezy_uno
Tracy Robertson @breakingboizoff
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Then it goes to Gary Kubiak, the coach, another native Houstonian. He's younger, but he's got that thing, too.
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On this very special edition of Luy Ya Steel Blue the fellas Mike, Aaron and Pat bring in TXCleaver to discuss the Houston Texans NFL Draft. The guys are excited about what the Texans did on draft day. The topics include the draft, the undrafted free agents and the release of Jacoby Jones. With just good news floating around in Texans land, the organization might be headed into...
26. RLB Whitney Mercilus AI actually had Whitney Mercilus as my 6th rated prospect. I think he’s the best pass rusher in this draft class. He’s got a great motor and worked himself up the draft chart to have 22.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and 9 forced fumbles last season. He’s a refined pass rusher and a great athlete. He could have an Aldon Smith type impact right away....
The Houston Texans, unable to find a trade partner for WR Jacoby Jones, released the receiver on Tuesday evening. The selection of WR/KR DeVier Posey from Ohio State University made Jones and his high salary expendable. Houston, according to various reports, tried to move Jones via trade during the third day of the NFL Draft but were obviously unable to find a trade partner will...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.
The Oakland Raiders signed Leinart to a one-year contract on Tuesday, giving them two former Heisman Trophy winners from Southern California at quarterback.
Leinart reached the deal after working out for the Raiders to show that he has fully recovered from a broken left...