Top post-draft needs: AFC South

Top pressing remaining needs for the Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Titans

Originally Published: May 9, 2012
By Rivers McCown | Football Outsiders
Houston TexansLarry French/Getty ImagesHouston's offensive line needs some help on the right side after Eric Winston's departure.

This is the third part of an eight-part series in which Football Outsiders looks at the biggest post-draft needs for every NFL team. This week will consist of the AFC teams, by division, while next week will focus on the NFC.

Today, Outsiders looks at the AFC South.


Houston Texans: Right tackle

In a move that raised eyebrows around the league, the Texans released the highly regarded Eric Winston prior to free agency. Winston signed with the Chiefs, becoming one of the very few players to be released and then receive a "bigger" contract than he had owed to him. With cap money hard to come by, the Texans couldn't really find many proper solutions in free agency, so Houston instead had to look to the draft. It addressed wide receiver and outside linebacker in the early rounds, and brought in some fascinating interior linemen in the middle rounds, but it doesn't have an obvious challenger to Rashad Butler at right tackle at this point.

Rivers McCown

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Rivers McCown is an associate editor for Football Outsiders.