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Reading the coverage: Everybody's last best guess

4/25/2009

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Houston Texans

  • Jerome Solomon says Bob McNair and the Texans have gotten better at this.

  • Players out of Texas taken high in the first round are hardly a sure thing, writes John McClain.

  • Past picks at No. 15 have been more fizzle than sizzle, says McClain.

  • McClain's final mock still has the Texans taking Clay Matthews.

  • Lance Zierlein makes a couple trades in his mock.

Indianapolis Colts

  • Bob Kravitz says this is when Bill Polian earns his money.

  • Free-agent corner Keiwan Ratliff signed with the Steelers, says Mike Chappell.

  • The Colts will watch a lot of things sort out before they get a sense of their possibilities at No. 27, writes Chappell.

  • No. 2 and No. 1 on John Oehser's list of the top 25 picks of the Polian era. This was a great idea that gave us a lot to ponder over the last several weeks.

  • Oehser reviews mock prognostications for the Colts.

  • Curse insurance. Peyton Manning's not the Madden cover boy.

  • June 6 is the day the Colts will hold an open practice at Franklin College. Tickets will be $10, says Oehser.

  • Polian can pronounce Peria Jerry's name, points out Oehser.

  • Oehser selects the best pick at each first-round spot for the Colts in their history.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • The moment of truth has arrived for Gene Smith, writes Vito Stellino.

  • Peter King says the Jaguars turned down No. 23 and No. 47 from New England for No. 8.

  • Michael C. Wright is sticking with B.J. Raji for the Jaguars in his final mock draft.

  • A judge has been asked to revoke Jimmy Smith's bail, reports Jim Schoettler.

  • Gene Frenette says Smith has slowed down the timetable to become part of the Pride of the Jaguars that honors their all-time greats.

  • A look at the guy on the other end of the phone in New York, from Ryan Robinson of Jaguars.com.

  • Smith won't be unprepared, says Vic Ketchman of Jaguars.com.

  • Cole Pepper says it'll be Michael Crabtree at No. 8, and Malcolm Jenkins if the Jaguars trade back.

Tennessee Titans

  • The last four first-rounders were immediate contributors. Jim Wyatt asks whether the Titans continue the trend.

  • The guys at the Tennessean make their picks and sample the national choices.

  • Chuck Cecil isn't worried about the Titans replacing Albert Haynesworth, writes Jonathan Hutton.

  • Joe Biddle would like to see the Titans with Anquan Boldin or Braylon Edwards.

  • Wyatt runs through a mock draft done by a group of beat writers from around the country.