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Bush still the one for Texans

The 2006 NFL draft is rapidly approaching. With less than two days remaining before draft weekend kicks off Saturday, it's time to take a look at how the seven-round process could shake out:

+ = Underclassman

1. Houston Texans (2-14)
Top five needs: RB, OT, OG, DC, DE
The pick: +Reggie Bush, RB, USC
Bush to Houston is the only "sure thing" in the 2006 NFL draft. Running back is not one of the Texans' top positional needs, but Bush is far more than just a running back. He's the most explosive runner, receiver and return man that this year's class has to offer. No other rookie will make a bigger impact than Bush will for the Texans next season.
Other scenarios:
• Accept a blockbuster deal to trade down.
• Select NC State DE Mario Williams, only if contract negotiations fail with Bush.