AFC South: Steve Emtman

Houston Texans

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle runs through the Texans’ schedule and comes out with a 13-3 record including wins against Denver and New England.

To which I say: That seems incredibly optimistic to me a year removed from major struggles against top quarterbacks.

The season really starts in January, says Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle.

Indianapolis Colts

Five things to know about the Colts’ schedule, from Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star.

Dwayne Allen doesn’t want the Colts to miss a beat as they look to build on 2012. (Video.)

Steve Emtman was the Colts’ fourth-worst draft pick while Edgerrin James was the third-best, says Wilson.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars will open at home, but four of their first six games will be on the road, says Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

An offensive tackle at No. 2 remains one of many possibilities for the Jaguars, says O’Halloran.

Jaguars guard Will Rackley is back on track after a lost season, says Vito Stellino of the Times-Union.

Tennessee Titans

A pair of tough road games to open the season will make it difficult for the Titans to start well, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Both Wyatt and John Glennon of The Tennessean run through the schedule and come out with 8-8.

Mike Mayock of NFL Network discussed where the Titans will head with the 10th pick in the draft, from Wyatt.
Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

In March, we see everything cut into 64 pieces and put into brackets, breakfast cereals formatted to mimic college basketball.

In April, we don't do brackets, we do drafts.

And so here is's Mock Draft for the Ages. Every college prospect ever was available -- strip him of what he did as a pro. Using this year's draft order and needs, Page 2 made the picks. My part was simply offering comment on the AFC South picks.

You have to click to see who went where, but as you suspend your disbelief, prepare to see Calvin Johnson, Barry Sanders and Steve Emtman join the division and Earl Campbell resurface -- OK, we'll give that one away, same city, different franchise.

Sidenote: Don't miss Mike Sando's read on O.J. Simpson to Seattle. Classic stuff.