The morning huddle brings all the Houston Texans news you need to know to one spot, today’s links focus on the upcoming season with a strong draft emphasis
Good morning Houston Texans fans, and welcome to the beginning of the mock party! The mock drafts will be coming fast and furious, and they are the focus of today’s huddle. Enjoy;
VanderMock 1.0 – by Marc Vandermeer, HoustonTexans.com
"It’s time to dive into my version of what the Texans could do in the draft. This is all me. I didn’t even talk to John Harris about it and I know exactly where his office is. For some reason the coaches and scouting staff seldom (okay, never) ask my opinion on these matters. But if they did….More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithRound 1 – Braxton Miller, WR, Ohio StateHe runs like the wind, scores touchdowns and I’m betting whoever gets him will at least give him a looksee at punt returner. The right offense will find all sorts of creative things to do with the former quarterback. Miller will be introducing himself to fans in end zone seats around the NFL next year. He’ll be like a double shot of espresso wherever he goes."
Breakfast: Mock Draft Survey 2.0 yields RB – by Drew Dougherty, HoustonTexans.com
Texans’ J.J. Watt will try to make history again after joining elite company
"The Texans own the 22nd overall pick that night. It’s the highest they’ve picked since the 2013 Draft, when they selected receiver DeAndre Hopkins at 27th overall.In the last six years, names like Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Weeden and Johnny Manziel have been picked at 22."
"The Houston Texans defensive end is now a three-time winner of the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award, while Lewis, White, Smith, Singletary and Greene were all two-time winners. In the history of the NFL, only Lawrence Taylor and Watt have won the award three times, and he is the league’s first back-to-back winner since 1982 when Taylor did that in his second NFL season. Even Taylor didn’t do it this quickly. He won his third award in his sixth NFL season, and Watt has done it in five."
"There were a whole lot of Houston Texans alumni on the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl winning team last night. How do Texans fans feel about that"