With the 26th pick in the 2012 MHR Community mock draft, the Houston Texans select...
Stephen Hill, Wide Receiver, Georgia Tech
Texans' GM: Nelliott34
GM Explanation: The Houston Texans have the 26th pick after the best season in franchise history. The Texans are a solid team on both sides of the ball despite losing several starters in free agency. Even without Mario, the team has no glaring needs. I truly believe the Texans could look to move back into the 2nd round because they will be focusing on depth.
Houston truly lacks a solid #2 wide receiver. After Andre Johnson went down with an injury last year, the office was carried by the run game. To take the next step and make a run for a super bowl the offense needs more weapons. Stephen Hill has the potential and talent to fill that need. He can stretch the field to open passing lanes for other wide outs, and can play off of the double teams Andre Johnson will require. I could see the Texans going for Dontari Poe or, in the case of this draft, Dont'a Hightower. However, Stephen Hill has more upside and fits a larger need in my opinion.
Commissioner's Analysis: Personally I think this would be a very interesting pick for the Texans. Like the GM explained, they lack a #2 receiver and that's like lacking a #2 scorer in the NBA if you have a superstar. Andre Johnson deserves some pressure taken off of him, and Arian Foster and the running game can only do it for so long. I think Hill is about as raw as they come (think Demaryius Thomas coming out) but his physical skill set and ability give him more upside than almost any receiver in this draft not named Blackmon, maybe even more than him. At 6'4" 215 pounds with that speed and production in the triple option, the sky is the limit for this kid, and he could be a vertical threat from the moment he steps into camp. If he can contribute early on, it could mean a trip to the AFC title game for this team.
1. Indianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Washington Redskins: Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
3. Minnesota Vikings: Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama
4. Cleveland Browns: Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU
6. St. Louis Rams: Matt Kalil, OT, USC
7. Jacksonville Jaguars: Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina
8. Miami Dolphins: David DeCastro, OG, Stanford
9. Carolina Panthers: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
10. Buffalo Bills: Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
11. Kansas City Chiefs: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU
12. Seattle Seahawks: Melvin Ingram, DE/OLB, South Carolina
13. Arizona Cardinals: Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
14. Dallas Cowboys: Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
15. Philadelphia Eagles: Mark Barron, S, Alabama
16. New York Jets: Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
17. Cincinnati Bengals: Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
18. San Diego Chargers: Dre' Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama
19. Chicago Bears: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
21. Cincinnati Bengals: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
22. Cleveland Browns: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Texas A&M
23. Detroit Lions: Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
24. Pittsburgh Steelers: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
25. Denver Broncos: Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
26. Houston Texans: Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
On the clock...New England Patriots (crushsg)