AFC South: Ken Houston

Sheldon Spencer, an NFL editor at HQ, has been digging through draft history for the past several weeks to assemble round-by-round all-star teams.

Here’s a description of the process -- AFL drafts aren’t a piece of this until the NFL and AFL merged drafts in 1967. We’re talking about players who performed well with the franchise who drafted them.

The AFC South’s had a lot fewer picks than any other division in the NFL since the Jaguars and Texans have not been operating for long and the Titans only date back to that 1967 draft. The Colts have candidates dating back to 1953. Indianapolis and Tennessee are sure to have multiple entries in the series that take us back to Baltimore and Houston.

Here’s the seventh-round and beyond team.

The Colts' Raymond Berry is the division’s lone representative.

Three others earned mentions in the also considered category: Oilers quarterback Warren Moon, Colts defensive tackle Fred Miller, Oilers safety Ken Houston. Also of note in the also considered category is Earnest Byner, now running backs coach in Jacksonville.

Here’s the sixth-round all-star club.

Oilers linebacker Al Smith, and Colts safety Antoine Bethea make the team.

Colts linebacker Cato June was considered, as were a couple of Bos from the Oilers: Bo Orlando and Bo Scaife.

Stay tuned for more division-specific details as other teams are unveiled. On Wednesday, we get the fifth and fourth rounds, Thursday the third and second and Friday the first.

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

As it pours in Nashville, I'm making it rain stories from around the AFC South ...

Houston Texans

  • The Chronicle's matchup page.
  • Jerome Solomon says Gary Kubiak's job could hinge on the season's second half. 
  • Bart Scott says the Ravens have to worry more about Steve Slaton, says Megan Manfull.
  • Xavier Adibi will get worked in on defense, writes Manfull.
  • Houston cameraman Doug Biggers recorded Jared Allen apologizing to Matt Schaub after the Texans-Vikings game, according to John McClain.
  • Deep inside the numbers is some good news, suggests Richard Justice.

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Jack Del Rio and Mike Peterson are scheduled to sit down and hash things out today, according to Michael C. Wright.
  • Gene Frenette says the soap opera needs a quick conclusion.
  • Matt Jones wonders when Joey Porter became commissioner, says Vito Stellino.
  • The Lions have dealt with disappointment more than the Jaguars.
  • Cole Pepper says the Del Rio-Mike Peterson incident is the Jaguars' watershed moment.

Tennessee Titans

  • Chris Johnson is coming off his most well-rounded game yet, says Gary Estwick.
  • Another look at CJ from Terry McCormick.
  • Jevon Kearse will appeal a $7,500 fine for a horse-collar tackle of Aaron Rodgers, according to Jim Wyatt.
  • The undefeated Titans are built just the way Jeff Fisher likes, writes John McClain.
  • Justin Gage returns to Chicago as a different player than he was for the Bears, writes McCormick.