NFL Draft Grades 2010: The Complete Houston Texans Report Card

April 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

What started off as a tremendous draft on day one, turned to a sour direction the rest of the way for the Houston Texans.  
Great Start, Sour Following
The Texans picked up a tough corner with Kareem Jackson in round one, and repaired their backfield with a stellar bell-cow type back in Ben Tate.
But the next three picks went downhill, taking an undersized defensive tackle, an unnecessary linebacker, and a misplaced tight end.
Houston also never addressed the safety position, a void that many Texans supporters, myself included, felt was the most necessary to fill prior to the release of cornerback Dunta Robinson.
However, after upgrades to the secondary, defensive line, and backfield with a compliment to Steve Slayton, the Texans’ last three picks were of extreme value. 
Marvelous Finish in Finding Excellent Value
Guard Shelley Smith is just the type of gritty interior lineman the Texans were looking for, having...

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