Houston Texans: Post-Combine complete seven round mock draft

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Houston Texans draft target Trayvon Mullen (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

With their first pick in the second round, the Houston Texans should turn their gaze back to the National Championship Game once again. This time, they are turning their heads to the other side of the ball for the other team to Clemson cornerback Trayvon Mullen.

Mullen has yo-yo’d in regards to his draft status throughout this process thus far. At times, he appeared to be one of the top corners in the class and at others, he was far from it. Of course, it all depended on who asked and what you read.

However, that yo-yo seems to finally be running out of steam and his value is settled in on Day 2. This isn’t a knock on Mullen who has a shot to be a plug-and-play corner. This simply reflects the strengths of the draft. There is a historic number of great defensive line prospect and there also may be as many as four quarterbacks taken in the first round. All of that, plus other things, will push Mullen down boards.

But, none of that should matter once the Houston Texans tap back into the Clemson pipeline that has done so well for them in the past. He has great size and athleticism to spare. His length helps him in all aspects of the game. He does have some technique stuff to refine as well as potentially adding some weight but if the Texans grab him here, they could have two day one starters with their first two picks.

Mullen isn’t a perfect prospect but if he was, he wouldn’t be available here. But, he could come in and learn from Johnathan Joseph and Aaron Colvin and become a very productive corner for the Texans for a long time.