BBV Community Mock Draft 2011: With The 11th Pick, Houston Selects ...

Robert Quinn, DE/OLB, North Carolina.

Playing the role of Minnesota general manager is 'daddyzander.' Here is his rationale for the selection of Quinn:

The Houston Texans are a fairly straightforward team when it comes to this NFL draft, and should be able to address some of their primary needs in the first two rounds. The needs themselves, well that is fairly easy, D, D, D, and more D. In 2010 the Texans ranked 29th in yards allowed, and 28th in points allowed. Their biggest offseason change was the hiring of Wade Phillips as their defensive coordinator, thus transitioning to a 3-4 from the previous defensive regimes' 4-3, and as been talked about before, you need the right players to make that transition work.

So where does that leave the texans in regards to this pick? I see three different routes they can take from this point, but the most glaring one is an 3-4 OLB to put on the other side of Connor Barwin, which leads me to the pick of...

Robert Quinn DE/OLB - UNC

Even after missing the entire season due to NCAA violations, Quinn still rates very highly on many teams boards, and was considered a top 5 prospect before the missed season. Although raw in terms of pass coverage, Quinn is very very good at getting to the QB, and should fit in well to a Phillips 3-4 scheme.

Other Players Considered:

Cameron Jordan - USC - More of a DE in a 3-4 scheme, but could also provide good value

Jimmy Smith/Brandon Harris - Houston does have a need at DB, but I feel there is better talent at DB available in the second round, whereas Quinn presents BPA at another need here.

My take: Another pick in our Big Blue View Community Mock Draft I really can't argue with. Quinn is good value here, fits the need for a team transitioning to 3-4 and is the Texans' choice in many of the mock drafts I have been looking at of late.

-- RolloT' is now on the clock with the Vikings' selection, No. 12 overall. Is the run on offensive linemen about to begin?

Round 1

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Carolina Cam Newton
QB
Auburn
Tito
2 Denver Nick Fairley
DT
Auburn
Mike Fiammetta
3 Buffalo Patrick Peterson
CB
LSU
Bigbluethruandthru
4 Cincinnati Blaine Gabbert
QB
Missouri
BitterEli
5 Arizona Von Miller
OLB
Texas A&M
gmen2thebowl
6 Cleveland Marcell Dareus
DL
Alabama
Bobely
7 San Francisco
A.J. Green
WR
Georgia
Pat19
8 Tennessee Da'Quan Bowers DE
Clemson
RealLT
9 Dallas
Prince Amukamara
CB
Nebraska
Simms-McConkey
10 Washington Julio Jones
WR
Alabama
jcalafiore
11 Houston
Robert Quinn
DE/OLB
North Carolina
daddyzander
12 Minnesota


RolloT
13 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
14 St. Louis



GiantNomad
15 Miami



HenneGivenSunday
16 Jacksonville


ct17
17 New England



Ryan Valentine?
18 San Diego



Anthony P
19 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
20 Tampa Bay



willgfass
21 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
22 Indianapolis


dannymac56
23 Philadelphia


JimmyK
24 New Orleans



Charles L.
25 Seattle


Ejaay
26 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
27 Atlanta


pataroons
28 New England



Ryan Valentine?
29 Chicago


You're my boy, Blue
30 New York Jets



PlaxicoBurress
31 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
32 Green Bay



NYG28

Round 2

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
33 New England



Ryan Valentine?
34 Buffalo


Bigbluethruandthru
35 Cincinnati


BitterEli
36 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
37 Cleveland


Bobely
38 Arizona



gmen2thebowl
39 Tennessee


RealLT
40 Dallas


Simms-McConkey
41 Washington


jcalafiore
42 Houston


daddyzander
43 Minnesota


RolloT
44 Detroit


BigBlueIntervention
45 San Francisco



Pat19
46 Denver



Mike Fiammetta
47 St. Louis



GiantNomad
48 Oakland


G Fan In England
49 Jacksonville



ct17
50 San Diego



Anthony P
51 Tampa Bay



willgfass
52 N.Y. Giants


Ed Valentine
53 Indianapolis



dannymac56
54 Philadelphia


JImmyK
55 Kansas City



The Blood Of Eli
56 New Orleans



Charles L.
57 Seattle


Ejaay
58 Baltimore


LarrySoprano
59 Atlanta


pataroons
60 New England



Ryan Valentine?
61 San Diego



Anthony P
62 Chicago



You're my boy, Blue
63 Pittsburgh


stephen_ross
64 Green Bay



NYG28
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