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Houston takes Cushing, SD surprises, Cleveland Up

Posted on: April 25, 2009 5:56 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2009 5:59 pm
 
The Texans chose a USC linebacker as had been long projected. Cushing gives the club immediate flexibility, and more importantly, size at the outside linebacker position.

The Chargers, as they have consistently done to me, made the first pick of players I did not project in the first round. English has good burst off the snap as a defensive end, but will obviously be making the transition to the 3-4 rush linebacker position for the Chargers.

English was impressive at the Senior Bowl, but was never placed back in space while in Mobile, something I would have liked to have seen...

The Cleveland Browns are now on the clock and I believe are going to take WR Jeremy Maclin with this pick. RB Beanie Wells and OT Michael Oher makes sense, as well, but Maclin is the best player available and has the speed to compliment (or replace) Braylon Edwards.

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