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Monday, April 27, 2009
Reading the coverage: Top analyst gives Texans A+


Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

Rick Gosselin's draft analysis: Houston A-plus, Indianapolis C, Jacksonville C, Tennessee C.

Peter King likens Connor Barwin to Mike Vrabel, likes Fili Moala, is fine with tackle-tackle with the Jaguars' first two picks and isn't big on Kenny Britt but likes Sen'Derrick Marks.

Houston Texans

Brian Cushing formulated a plan to play in the NFL when he was in third grade, says Dale Robertson.

Gary Kubiak said there isn't anything mentally that James Casey won't be able to handle, writes Megan Manfull.

The Texans never got around to drafting a big back to go with Steve Slaton, writes John McClain. He's got a list of 12 undrafted rookies, and it includes two backs.

McClain explains the rationale for each of the Texans' picks.

Lance Zierlein's thoughts on Cushing and Barwin.

Alan Burge's review of what the Texans did.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts addressed manpower issues, says Mike Chappell.

Bill Polian said Curtis Painter won't beat out Jim Sorgi for the backup job as a rookie, writes Chappell. That means the Colts are prepared to carry three quarterbacks.

Jim Irsay says the Colts won't redo their stadium deal, writes Robert Annis.

John Oehser breaks down Donald Brown.

Final thoughts on Dominic Rhodes from Oehser. Polian said the Colts never heard from Rhodes' agent. This confuses me. If Polian was interested in Rhodes, he would have dialed out, no?

A pick-by-pick review from Oehser.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars look to a short and fast playmaker from the Pac-10 again, writes Vito Stellino.

Gene Frenette gives the Jags a B-minus.

Auspicious morphed into suspicious for the Jaguars from Day 1 to Day 2 of their first draft under new general manager Gene Smith, writes Michael C. Wright.

Cole Pepper looks at it pick-by-pick.

Pepper finds video highlights of Jags' picks.

Derek Cox was hardly alone as a non-combine player getting drafted relatively high, writes Gosselin.

Tennessee Titans

Kenny Britt and Sen'Derrick Marks visit Titans' HQ, writes Gary Estwick.

Jim Wyatt's look at Day 2 of the Titans' draft.

The folks at The Tennessean grade the draft.

Tennessee's first undrafted rookies included Michigan defensive tackle Mitch King and Northwestern (La.) State receiver Dudley Guice.

David Climer says the Titans are comfortable outside BCS conferences.

Joe Biddle considers how the draft will impact the AFC South.

Wyatt doesn't expect the Titans to pull the franchise tag from Bo Scaife, but even before Tennessee drafted Jared Cook a long-term deal for Scaife didn't look like it was happening.

Terry McCormick's review of the Titans' work.