Jason Pierre-Paul, DE, South Florida.
Selecting for the Texas is 'BitterEli.' He writes:
At the end of the day I asked one question - What player can the Texans take who will help them beat the Colts? Any Giants fan who watched Super Bowl XLII knows that the best way to stop a great passing offense is with a pass rush, and potential stud pass rushers like Jason Pierre Paul simply shouldn't be available at the 20th pick in the first round. If Pierre Paul develops properly, a defense with him and Mario Williams as bookend DEs and Brian Cushing as a rush linebacker would have one of the best pass rushes in football. You can't fill every need in Round 1 of one draft; with that in mind JPP is the right choice for the Texans here.
My take: I honestly find it incredibly difficult to argue with this selection. If the Texans are ever going to move into the upper echelon and compete with the Colts they cannot play it safe. Going for JPP is a gamble because of his inexperience, but it could well turn into a grand slam home run. For a team like Houston it is a risk worth taking.
Cincinnati, with 'Woogie526' selecting, is up next.
Remember, to read explanations for previous selections click the highlighted player name in the table below.
|1||St. Louis||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Soldier_
|3||Tampa Bay||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||i_formation27|
|4||Washington||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma State||G Fan in England
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||ronjohnson|
|6||Seattle||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||CCE718|
|7||Cleveland||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma State||GreatGatsby|
|9||Buffalo||Dan Williams||DT||Tennessee||The Greek|
|12||Miami||Jerry Hughes||DE/OLB||Texas Christian||sunlion333|
|13||San Francisco||Bryan Bulaga||OT||Iowa||RIPShea|
|14||Seattle||Trent Williams||OT||Oklahoma||Ed V.|
|15||N.Y. Giants||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia||Ed Valentine|
|17||San Francisco||Sean Weatherspoon||B||Missouri||RIPShea|
|20||Houston||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||BitterEli|
|22||New England||Ryan Valentine|
|23||Green Bay||Dan Luibil|