Texans Draft Recap: Six Things We Learned

Few things are sillier in sports analysis than "draft grades" given before players have taken their first steps onto a professional field.

Texan fans know this quite well, considering the abundance of Fs given to them by analysts in 2006 for having the gall to choose Mario Williams over the anointed Reggie Bush and Vince Young. Somehow, the franchise ended up just fine.

So while picks like first-round linebacker Whitney Mercilus and third-rounders DeVier Posey (receiver) and Brandon Brooks (guard) look good on paper, the tale won't begin to be told until they report to Houston training camp in late July.

On the other hand, immediate conclusions can be drawn based on the strategy used in targeting certain positions. Here's a look at what the 2012 draft choices of general manager Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak tell us about the Texans.

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Ben DuBose