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