Scouts Inc.: Three bargains in AFC South

May, 2, 2011
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Matt Williamson sees eight picks as major draft bargains .

Three of them are new members of the AFC South.

Here's what he had to say about them:

Brandon Harris, CB, Houston Texans: "It was a bit of a mystery as to why Harris slipped as much as he did -- deep into the second round. But the Texans were having none of it as they aggressively put together a package to land the talented cover man. To keep up with the likes of Indianapolis, the Texans will need plenty of corners. And Harris might be starting from the outset if Houston fails to add a veteran corner in free agency. Also, this pick should allow Glover Quin to move to free safety, upgrading two spots in the secondary. Adding Rashad Carmichael in the fourth round was also a quality selection, although the Texans are now extremely young at corner overall."

Benjamin Ijalana, OT, Indianapolis Colts: "The Colts were aggressive to trade up to land their second offensive lineman after drafting Anthony Castonzo in Round 1. Ijalana is smart and should adapt quickly to the Colts' offense, even though the jump in competition from Villanova will be steep. At worst, Ijalana should be a starting guard before long. At best, he could unseat Ryan Diem at right tackle and pair with Castonzo for years to come as the Colts' bookend tackles."

Drake Nevis, DT, Indianapolis Colts: "I knew it was a long shot, but when appearing on radio in Indianapolis before the draft, I mentioned Nevis as a guy whom the Colts might love enough to actually consider in Round 1. Again, that praise might have been extreme, but three-technique defensive tackles who fit Indianapolis' system as well as the explosive Nevis does are extremely difficult to find. The Colts did a great job fortifying their offensive line with their first two picks, but Nevis could make just as much of an impact from day one, especially on passing downs. Yet another Colts draftee, Delone Carter, also almost made my list. Indianapolis had a great draft, folks. Look out for the Colts."

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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