With The 51st Pick In The Arrowhead Pride Mock Draft, The Houston Texans Select...

ChiefsDude with the pick...

Honestly, I was crushed when justinmayhugh pulled the Earl Thomas rug out from under my feet in round one.  I knew the Texans had major deficiencies in the secondary and a lot of people had him falling to Houston.  If I were a real GM and trades were allowed, I'd probably be kicking myself if I hadn't found a way to trade up. 

Don't get me wrong, I think Ryan Mathews is a fine pick for Houston.  But the Texans, who were 18th in pass defense before losing their best CB, are now in desperate need of starters in the secondary.  There's little doubt in my mind that Houston will pick a DB before the 3rd round.

So the Houston Texans select...

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Chris Cook, CB, Virginia

This was a relatively easy pick.  Houston needs a defensive back and Chris Cook is an available cover 2 CB that could, I think, fit into their scheme fairly well.  He's a bit of a risk because of academic and health issues but he's never backed down from an opportunity to showcase his skills this off-season and I think coaches and GMs really key in on that trait.

Here's a blurb on him from NFLDraftScout.com:

Chris Cook's NFL qualifications are as plain as day. At 6-foot-2, he's tall for a cornerback, and with very good speed and instincts to match, he's likely to hear his name called early in this spring's NFL draft. The fact that Cook not only attended the NFL's invitation-only scouting combine for top talent last month in Indianapolis, but was also among the former Virginia players who turned out Thursday to be put through paces by NFL scouts at the school's timing day only added to his allure. "Why not?" is what many teams will think, said Steve Verderosa, executive scout for the New York Giants. "Work out as many times as you can. You have something to hide?" Cook said that he knew he could improve on the times he had for some drills in Indianapolis and was determined to do so, which Verderosa said also is a good sign. And for Cook, who said he's been told he'll be drafted somewhere between the late first round and the third or fourth, improving those times could prove very lucrative. "Now it's time for the people who make the decisions to make the decision," he said.

First round results are here.

Number Team Position Player Selected by
33 St. Louis Rams  WR Demaryius Thomas UCrawford
34 Detroit Lions  CB  Devin McCourty upamtn
35 Tampa Bay Bucs  DE Everson Griffen Larryemcdaniel
36 Kansas City Chiefs  WR Golden Tate ChiefsFan90s
37 Philadelphia Eagles (FromRedskins)  OLB Daryl Washington fairmont
38 Cleveland Browns  QB Jahvid Best HIV2Elway
39 Oakland Raiders  G Jon Asamoah mushin
40 San Diego Chargers (From Seahawks)  RB Jonathan Dwyer tomahawk44
41 Buffalo Bills  RB Tim Tebow ArrowDread
42 Tampa Bay Bucs (FromBears)  WR Eric Decker Larryemcdaniel
43 Miami Dolphins  NT Linval Joseph Sam D
44 New England Patriots (fromJaguars)  OLB Nawa'akoa Lisiate Foti Analeseanoa Misi stagdsp
45 Denver Broncos  CB Kareem Jackson kcsno56
46 New York Giants  OLB Eric Norwood CHIEFER
47 New England Patriots (fromTitans)  WR Damian Williams
stagdsp
48 Carolina Panthers  WR Arrelious Benn 
Hail2DaChiefs
49 San Francisco 49ers  CB Patrick Robinson 
jterry
50 Kansas City Chiefs (from Falcons)
 DT  Torell Troup
ChiefsFan90s
51 Houston Texans  CB  Chris Cook ChiefsDude
52 Pittsburgh Steelers     Godlovetheredman14
53 New England Patriots     stagdsp
54 Cincinnati Bengals     PSUkegreen
55 Philadelphia Eagles     fairmont
56 Green Bay Packers     tybme
57 Baltimore Ravens     Ben S
58 Arizona Cardinals     kirkismerff
59 Dallas Cowboys     dbowefosho
60 Seattle Seahawks (From Chargers)     Matt Conner
61 New York Jets     Matt_Grbac
62 Minnesota Vikings     ravenhawk
63 Indianapolis Colts     TheAngelsColts
64 New Orleans Saints     King of the Cassel

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