2015 NFL Mock Draft: Houston Texans Play It Safe

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Nov 15, 2014; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Landon Collins (26) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Depending on the outcome of the <strong><a href=. Wide Receiver. Louisville. DeVante Parker. 11. player. 60

player. 53. With the first of again two picks in the first round of an NFL Draft, the Browns look to secure their offensive line. Brandon Scherff is considered by many to be the top offensive lineman in this draft. His addition to their offensive line makes the Browns instantly better. With second-year running backs <strong><a href=. Offensive Tackle. Iowa. Brandon Scherff. 12

Trae Waynes. 13. player. 15. Trae Waynes proved that he was clearly the top cornerback in this draft during the NFL Scouting Combine and could potentially be drafted in the top 10. If Waynes falls, he won’t fall long as the New Orleans Saints need him in their defensive backfield. (as do many other NFL teams). Cornerback. Michigan State

Danny Shelton. 14. player. 59. If Danny Shelton falls this far in the draft, it will be surprising. But if he does, the Miami Dolphins would be lucky to have him. With rumors surrounding the possible release of defensive tackle <strong><a href=. Defensive Tackle. Washington

Stanford. Andrus Peat. 15. player. 42. The San Francisco 49ers success has been built on a strong offensive line. And despite the recent head coaching change, that fact is universal. With <span class=. Offensive Tackle

10. The Houston Texans have many different areas to choose from here. Both offensive lineman and wide recevier garner serious consideration at No. 16, but the fact most of the Texans’ defensive backfield are free agents right now, landing the best safety in the draft wins out. Landon Collins is this year’s draft class at safety and drafting him answers one of many questions in Houston’s defensive backfield.. Safety. Alabama. Landon Collins. 16. player

The San Diego Chargers must move on from free agent and often injured running back <strong><a href=. Running Back. Wisconsin. Melvin Gordon. 17. player. 13

124. The Kansas City Chiefs and head coach <strong><a href=. Wide Receiver. Arizona State. Jaelen Strong. 18. player

Defensive Tackle. Texas. Malcom Brown. 19. player. 53. After swinging and missing with their top two picks in the first round last year, the Cleveland Browns go more conservative and select another Brown, Malcom Brown. The stout defensive tackle out of Texas will help secure a defensive line that ranked dead last in run defense in 2014.

Connecticut. Byron Jones. 20. player. 54. Byron Jones went off at the scouting combine, causing him to presumably shoot up the draft boards of many NFL teams. Jones is an athletic freak who plays a position of need for the Eagles. And he seems like someone head coach Chip Kelly would covet. But I’m still in the mindset the Eagles make a play for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, so a trade is still a possibility here.. Cornerback

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