Check out why Rich Lord thinks the Texans will trade down in the draft.

1.  Carolina: Cam Newton, QB, Auburn

2.  Houston: (via trade with Denver) Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M

(Check out the interview Miller did on SportsRadio610 right here. He did say he’d love to be a Texasn.)

3.  Buffalo: Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri

4.  Cincinnati: A.J. Green, WR, Georgia

5.  Arizona: Marcel Dareus, DT, Alabama

6.  Cleveland: Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU

7.  San Francisco: Da’Quan Bowers, DE, Clemson

8.  Tennessee: Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn

9.  Dallas: Tyron Smith, OT, Southern California

10. Washinton: Robert Quinn, DE, North carolina

11. Denver: (via trade with Houston) Cameron Jordan, DE, California

(According to Sports Radio 610’s John Lopez‘s mock draft, the Texans will take Jordan with the 11th pick.)

12. Minnesota: Jake Locker, QB, Washington

13. Detroit: Prince Amukamura, CB, Nebraska

14. St. Louis: Julio Jones, WR, Alabama

15. Miami: Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama

16. Jacksonville: Aldon Smith, LB/DE, Missouri

17. New England: Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple

18. San Diego: J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin

19. NY Giants: Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

20. Tampa Bay: Justin Houston, OLB, Georgia

21. Kansas City: Nate Solder, OT, Colorado

22. Indianapolis: Mike Pouncey, OG, Florida

23. Philadelphia: Jimmy Smith, CB, Colorado

24. New Orleans: Martez Wilson, LB, Illinois

25. Seattle: Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas

26. Baltimore: Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin

27. Atlanta: Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor

28. New England: Danny Watkins, OT, Baylor

29. Chicago: Brandon Harris, CB, Miami(FLA)

30. NY Jets: Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois

31. Pittsburgh: Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State

32. Green Bay: Adrian Clayborn, DE, Iowa

You can hear Rich Lord on the J&R show on Sports Radio 610, weekdays from  2 to 7 p.m.

Comments (6)
  1. Brian says:

    As a Texans fan, there is no way I sacrifice a 1st rnd pick next year (a year in which we may not have football and thus would have the 11th pick again) for a guy who may or may not pan out. I would trade a 2nd and 4th this year but even that is stretching it. Plus in this mock, Prince Amukamara is available when the Texans pick. He plays a position of need as well and if free agency hasnt started, he may very well be the pick.

  2. Chris Miller says:

    Von Miller also said his favorite team growing up was the Cowboys and that he has been trying to get their attention in workouts, etc. So this si stupid.

  3. Texan4Life says:

    And this is why you are a radio talk show host and not a an NFL GM. Pathetic is the nicest word I can come up with to describe yor attempt at mock drafting.

  4. Robert says:

    I would not trade away a 1st rounder.That is to steep a price, plus there are other quality players available. I say NO WAY.

  5. Jacques Onu says:

    Rich Lord this is exactly what we need. We will address this extreme position of need for our new 3-4 and sign a proven vet for our secondary via free agency. We will then move Glover Quinn to free safety. We will draft a SS in the later rounds to compete with Troy Nolan for the spot. Fellow Texans fans if the lockout is lifted on April 6(the date of the court hearing) look for us to deal Steve Slaton and Amobi Okoye and try to savor next years first round pick. The attitude Von Miller has towards the game is uncanny. He has the mentality of a Hall of Famer and the physical tools to become just that. He’s already stated that he’d love to play for us so this would give him an added boost staying close to home! A true blue collar athelete. We need to be aggressive this year. We are a team on the cusp and are in position to make such a move to bring us over the hill. LB coach Reggie Herring will undoubtabely mold him into a premier player. Our front seven would instantly become one of the most feared with Conner Barwin, Demeco Ryans, Brian Cushing, Von Miller, Mario Williams, Earl Mitchell, and Antonio Smith. A total defensive turnaround. We need this!

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