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The Houston Texans are likely to go for a defensive player with the 15th overall pick, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.  
Per the article, the Texans are likely to go for an outside linebacker or a defensive tackle.
USC outside linebacker Clay Matthews and Ole Miss defensive tackle Peria Jerry are two possibilities.
Matthews, who was a 166-pound safety in high school and walked on at USC, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.62 seconds at the NFL scouting combine.
Jerry, listed at 6-foot-2, 299 pounds, is known for his quickness and ability to penetrate the backfield.

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  1. smiley says: Mar 11, 2009 12:55 PM

    Not if teh Redskins beat them to it.

  2. BUCK NASTY says: Mar 11, 2009 12:57 PM

    Ha Ha, you said penetrate.

  3. Boredatwork says: Mar 11, 2009 12:58 PM

    Florio was dying to use the words safety and penetrate in the
    same post.
    Well done Mikey.

  4. marxcds says: Mar 11, 2009 1:08 PM

    “…known for his quickness and ability to penetrate the backfield” ?
    is this a carry over from the Zendejas article above?

  5. DwaredominatesAgain says: Mar 11, 2009 1:46 PM

    4.62 is pretty average for a OLB these days, nothing to get hot and bothered over…that’s just my opinion

  6. FillyFinatic says: Mar 11, 2009 2:18 PM

    Heres a thought. Why not draft a QB?!?!?!

  7. Lost says: Mar 11, 2009 2:34 PM

    Agree with John’s speculation on Defence at # 15. Charger could look DL at # 16.
    From # 17 through # 22 the need points to Offense.
    New York Jets QB, WR
    Chicago OT, WR
    Tampa Bay QB, DT
    Detroit (from Dallas) OT, or WR
    Philadelphia OT
    Minnesota OT,WR
    Both Patriot and Falcon are expected to go Defense at #23 and #24.
    Pattern suggests there could be some pick swapping among these selections. Texan could save by moving down to #21 or #22. If Sanchez/Maclin on the board some team could move up ahead of Jet

  8. HouTex says: Mar 11, 2009 2:35 PM

    Texans going defense in first round?
    Lets see their offense was #3 in the league, defense was #28
    How about Texans going defense with pretty much every pick?
    Unless by some crazy chance Bj Raji is there, Texans will take one of the top OLBs Cushing or Matthews

  9. Pea Tear Griffin says: Mar 11, 2009 4:31 PM

    Aaron Maybin….book it!

  10. sloughhead says: Mar 11, 2009 9:18 PM

    Texans should definitely look at Vontae Davis if he is there, I see a trade down into the 21-24 pick range, especially if Sanchez is available at 15. They looked really good last year turning the 18 pick into Duane Brown and Steve Slaton, I see them trying to recreate this magic.

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