AFC South: Alvin Brown

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Don’t believe the hype on guards going early, and look for teams to be wary of quarterbacks in this draft thanks to what unfolded in 2011, says Robbie Lee Roach of Pro Football Personnel.

Houston Texans

Neutralizing J.J. Watt is a priority around the AFC South, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “When you’re drafting, you’re thinking, ‘Who’s going to block Watt the next 10 years?’ ” Titans coach Mike Munchak said recently.

To which I say: We touched on this in December on a Sunday when the Colts had no answers for Watt.

The Texans are likely to buck the trend of using their top pick on a defender, says McClain.

“The next step in the possible demolition of the Astrodome could be taken next week by the board of directors of the Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation,” writes McClain.

Indianapolis Colts


Sizing up the Colts' offensive line heading into the draft, with Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. Ryan Grigson talks about the up arrow on left tackle Anthony Costanzo and the uncertainty with Ben Ijalana.

To which I say: I've fielded a lot of questions about Ijalana recently. So there is our answer. Grigson thinks of the lineman as a big question mark.

The ongoing list of the Colts’ worst draft picks from Phillip B. Wilson includes Tony Ugoh, while the list of the best already has Andrew Luck as well as Robert Mathis.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Some raw prospects have great appeal when the draft arrives, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Ziggy Ansah, Cordarelle Patterson and Menelik Watson, respectively, are just three of the many who are highly regarded despite a short college resume.”

The task for David Caldwell: Choosing the right player at the right position who can help the Jaguars rebound from a franchise-worst 2-14 season, writes O’Halloran.

Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown supports the Jaguars’ plan for giant video boards at EverBank Field, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.

O’Halloran’s first mock draft has the Jaguars taking Ansah, the BYU defensive end.

The veteran minicamp that starts tomorrow is an orientation that won’t have any bearing on what the Jaguars do in the draft, says John Oehser of Jaguars.com.

Tennessee Titans

Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh is honoring his brother Jamaar’s memory by participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s man and woman of the year campaign, writes John Glennon of The Tennessean.

The free-agency haul gives the Titans freedom to draft virtually anyone at he end of the month, writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean

Delanie Walker supports stiffer laws for convicted drunk drivers, writes Wyatt.

Mike Munchak discusses the importance of guard with Dan Pompeii of the National Football Post.

Don’t expect the Titans to take Texans safety Kenny Vaccaro, says Tom Gower of Total Titans.
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Houston Texans

Gary Kubiak reviewed Mario Williams’ play, writes John McClain.

The Texans are very banged up at running back, says McClain.

James Casey has the Texans talking, says Richard Justice.

Andre Johnson is mentioned in the Yahoo report on rule-breaking at Miami.

Daryl Sharpton is mentioned in the Yahoo report on rule-breaking at Miami.

Indianapolis Colts

The next Polian can be as good as the first Polian, writes Bob Kravitz.

Ryan Diem was at left guard in Tuesday’s practice, says Mike Chappell.

Joe Reitz is known for a missed dunk, says Phillip B. Wilson.

How soon is too soon to judge Jerry Hughes, asks Nate Dunlevy.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Eben Britton’s grandmother won an Oscar for her role in “Bonnie and Clyde” and is a big influence on the Jaguars’ lineman, writes Tania Ganguli.

Will Rackley is in the starting mix on the offensive line, says Vito Stellino.

Mayor Alvin Brown is pushing tickets, says Stellino.

Eugene Monroe is having his best camp, says John Oehser.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans aren’t such a hot ticket right now, says Duane Marsteller.

Financial context for Chris Johnson’s desire come from Charles Johnson, Tamba Hali and Brandon Marshall, says Jim Wyatt.

Wyatt sees a new energy from the Titans.

A Chris Johnson holdout tracker from Wyatt.

The case against paying Johnson, from Ryan Wilson.

Troy Kropog is going to miss time after a knee scope, says John Glennon.

Yamon Figurs is looking to stay in one place for a while, says David Boclair.

Colin McCarthy is mentioned in the Yahoo report on rule-breaking at Miami.
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Houston Texans

A thorough Q&A with Gary Kubiak, via Richard Justice.

Wade Phillips’ goals are for the Texans to be Top 10 in a lot of defensive categories, writes Justice.

Five reasons the Texans should pursue Nnamdi Asomugha, from Peter King.

Mac Engel asks what Phillips has ever won. (Hat tip to Alan Burge.)

Indianapolis Colts

One-time Colt Eric Naposki is on trial for murder.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars will be working with new Jacksonville mayor Alvin Brown on stadium improvements, says Vito Stellino.

Outgoing mayor John Peyton was a Jaguars' advocate, says Stellino.

Tennessee Titans

Chris Johnson is ready and willing to take on more to help ease Jake Locker in, says Jim Wyatt. But with a scheduled $800,000 salary, there is likely a contract issue that will need to be sorted out first.

Jeff Fisher got a lot of thank yous at the finale of his charity softball game, says Wyatt.

Fisher deserves credit for sticking around, says David Climer.

The Nashville high school where the Titans work out has used the connection as a marketing tool, writes Chip Cirillo.

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