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2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft: Pick No. 20

Rd. # Player Pos. College
1 20 Kyle Wilson
CB
Boise State
General Manager: lions_sucker

With the 20th pick of the 2010 Pride of Detroit Community Mock Draft, the Houston Texans select Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson.

Here is lions_sucker's reasoning for the pick:

After reviewing the needs of the Houston Texans, I quickly realized that they are probably the most middle of the road team in the league. Over the past three seasons, they have an overall win percentage of .521. The Texans have no problem scoring points, though, as they ranked 10th overall and in total yards they ranked 4th overall. Other than an anemic run game, they have a pretty solid offense.

Defense is definitely the Texans' weak spot. If they can shore up their secondary (which was made dramatically worse by the exodus of Dunta Robinson to the Atlanta Falcons) and the middle of the defensive line (they had Shaun Cody as a starter last year, need I say more) they would instantly be a challenger that could knock the Colts off of the top of the AFC South.

Continued after the jump...

So I had to choose between taking a CB/S, DT, RB, or potentially a G. After looking at what the folks at Battle Red Blog had to say, I noticed they either want Kyle Wilson or Ryan Mathews, with Kyle Wilson being slightly more popular. I went with Kyle Wilson, because their defense is much more of a need than the offense, and I feel Wilson is the most pro-ready CB, and is diverse. Not only can he pretty much play any spot in the secondary, but he has the potential to be a big time return man, which is also a weakness of the Texans, as they only had one kick off/punt returned for a TD last season. I think Steve Slaton, IF he can stay healthy, is a very competent no.1 back, and the RBs that will be available in the mid-rounds will be more than adequate to compliment him and/or fill in for him in case of injury.

Thanks to Pro-Football-Reference and Battle Red Blog for stats/resources.

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