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Friday, April 29, 2011
RTC: The first-round reviews roll in

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Reading the coverage ...

Houston Texans

J.J. Watt should compete with Antonio Smith for a starting spot while they can both play on third down, says John McClain.

Watt is redundant says Jerome Solomon, who would have preferred Nick Fairley. I think Fairley isn’t a 3-4 fit, however.

Watt’s a Howie Long; he’s a bigger Jared Allen says Watt’s high school coach. From Jeffrey Martin.

It’s a safe pick, but Houston Diehards would have preferred Robert Quinn or Cameron Jordan.

Indianapolis Colts

Chris Polian said Anthony Castonzo is in at left tackle at this point, says Mike Chappell. The team hadn’t run through a single scenario where he lasted until No. 22.

Castonzo is just what the Colts need, says Bob Kravitz.

Peyton Manning’s remarks about tanking a concussion baseline test were a joke, says Mike Chappell.

It’s a safe pick and a smart pick and Donald Brown could be the biggest beneficiary, says Nate Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Blaine Gabbert is now the face of the franchise’s future, says Vito Stellino.

The Jaguars saw an unexpected opportunity with Gabbert and seized it, says Tania Ganguli.

Gene Smith’s now tied to Gabbert, says Gene Frenette.

Drafting Gabbert puts Jack Del Rio on a hotter seat, says Frenette. I am not so sure. He may be able to say, “Well, I was starting a rookie quarterback.”

Tennessee Titans

In Jake Locker, the Titans see a leader, says Jim Wyatt.

There is no indication that Bud Adams meddled in this one, says David Climer.

The focus will now turn to the defensive line, says John Glennon.

Brad Hopkins reviews the first round.

More details on Locker from Wyatt.