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2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft: Houston Texans select Shane Ray, OLB, Missouri at 16

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The Texans look to turn their pass rush up to 11.

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The 16th pick of the 2015 Big Blue View Community Mock Draft is in!

16) Houston Texans

GM - JRJR9108

Pick - Shane Ray, OLB/DE, Missouri

Expanation

As the GM of the Texans I come in looking for an upgrade on the offensive side of the ball. However, with the top three wide receivers off the board, I see Saunders, Green-Beckham, and Perriman as reaches at this point. Shane Ray is too much of an elite talent at this point to pass up on, as well as a potential replacement for Brooks Reed. Shane Ray could come in and wreak havoc on a defense that fits his play style and already boasts arguably the top defensive player in the NFL. QBs beware...

Raptor's View

This is the same rationale as Invictus and I used in mocking Randy Gregory to the Texans in our Consensus Mock Draft, so I can't argue here. Ray is a natural fit as a rusher in a 1-gap 3-4 defense, and he should see plenty of 1-on-1 matchups behind JJ Watt. If Jadeveon Clowney can come back from microfracture knee surgery, this is a devastating pass rush. They might not have the firepower to keep up with the Colts, but Luck will have a hard time getting to his 3rd or 4th reads with these guys coming for him.

The San Diego Chargers officially On The Clock!

The Picks So Far

  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Jameis Winston (QB, FSU) - Full Story
  2. Tennessee Titans - Marcus Mariota (QB, Oregon) - Full Story
  3. Jacksonville Jaguars - Leonard Williams (DL, USC) - Full Story
  4. Oakland Raiders - Amari Cooper (WR, Alabama) - Full Story
  5. Washington Redskins - Dante Fowler Jr. (DE/OLB, Florida) - Full Story
  6. New York Jets - Kevin White (WR, WVU) - Full Story
  7. Chicago Bears - Vic Beasley (OLB, Clemson) - Full Story
  8. Atlanta Falcons - Alvin "Bud" Dupree  (DE/OLB, Kentucky) - Full Story
  9. New York Giants - DeVante Parker (WR, Louisville) - Full Story
  10. St. Louis Rams - Brandon Scherff (OL, Iowa) - Full Story
  11. Minnesota Vikings - Andrus Peat (OT, Stanford) - Full Story
  12. Cleveland Browns - Danny Shelton (DT, Washington) - Full Story
  13. New Orleans Saints - Randy Gregory (DE/OLB, Nebraska) - Full Story
  14. Miami Dolphins - Trae Waynes (CB, Michigan St.) - Full Story
  15. San Francisco 49ers - La'El Collins (OL, LSU) - Full Story