Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay release dueling mock drafts

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The Houston Texans need to avoid drafting an offensive tackle in the first round.

ESPN NFL draft experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have released a duel mock draft.

You would think Kiper and McShay would have the Houston Texans going with a quarterback in the first round, but that’s not the case.

Here’s who Kiper and McShay have the Texans taking:

Kiper – Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

"Quarterback could be in play here after Tony Romo chose the CBS booth over playing for the Texans. I’m sticking with an eventual replacement for Duane Brown in Robinson. He’s a powerful run-blocker but needs to clean up some things to reach his potential. Robinson could move inside to guard if necessary."

McShay – Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

"The Texans need more help up front, and Ramczyk has the requisite frame and athleticism to eventually develop into a prototypical NFL left tackle. He was a very consistent player in his lone season with the Badgers after transferring from UW-Stevens Point (Division III). The medical recheck will be important for Ramczyk’s stock; he had hip surgery in January."

I’m honestly not crazy about either Robinson or Ramczyk.

Ronbinson is compared to New York Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers, who was horrific last year.

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Robinson’s biggest issue seems to be in pass protection and the last thing the Texans need is a weak offensive tackle.

There are some concerns over the health of Ramczyk’s hip, but he would be a better fit because of his athleticism and technique.

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