2014 Houston Texans 7-Round Mock Draft

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Feb 24, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney jumps the long jump during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This week, I think I’m back on the defensive side of the ball when I think about the No. 1 overall draft pick for the Houston Texans.

I know I keep switching back and forth for various reasons on a weekly basis, but every time I think about how well the Texans could play on defense next season with a possible stud opposite of Jadeveon Clowney or adding another linebacker to play behind the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, it makes me wonder just how improved their defense could be next season.

The Seahawks proved you don’t have to have the best offense to win the Super Bowl, and if the Texans can improve their defense heavily next season, that could put them back on the right path to the playoffs as soon as next season.

I know that is asking a lot with the Texans having a few spots they need to work on this offseason, but if they can stay healthy with the injury-prone players that missed action last year and add to that defense, they can make a very good turnaround in their first season under head coach Bill O’Brien who inherited the 2-14 team from this past season.

Remember, they are just one year removed from being a Texans team that won two AFC South championships and postseason games in the Wild Card round in consecutive seasons.

The spots I believe the Texans need to look at in the draft are quarterback, safety and right tackle, along with a few other positions the team needs to improve on this offseason.

Here is my attempt at the Texans draft this week as I drafted the team in a full mock draft with Fanspeak.

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