2012 SB Nation NFL Mock Draft: Round 2, Pick 58

BERKELEY, CA - OCTOBER 09: Marvin Jones #1 of the California Golden Bears runs for a touchdown against the UCLA Bruins at California Memorial Stadium on October 9, 2010 in Berkeley, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

The SB Nation two-round NFL mock draft continues along with each lead NFL team blogger making the pick for their team. We continue the second round with the Houston Texans and pick No. 58.

With the 58th pick in the SB Nation NFL writer's mock draft, the Houston Texans select California wide receiver Marvin Jones.

Tim from Battle Red Blog explains the choice and I respond after the jump. For the latest on the Texans, makes sure to check out his site BattleRedBlog.com.

Tim explains: The deficiency in Houston's receiving corps is well-documented. After Andre Johnson, the Texans have a solid veteran who may be losing a step (Kevin Walter), a guy who follows up a highlight play with three bad ones (Jacoby Jones), and no one else ready to develop. It's not a matter of if Gary Kubiak will take a wide receiver but when and how many. Since it's our call, Battle Red Blog takes Marvin Jones in round two.

Off many people's radars in January, Jones has steadily improved his stock with a strong Senior Bowl week and great Combine. He's got everything the Texans value in a wide receiver: the ability to play in the slot or outside, the route-running skills that'll mesh well in the West Coast Offense, and the size that the front office prefers. As a side note, the Texans have had 10 receivers catch a pass in the Kubiak Era, seven were 6'0'', 200 pounds or larger, which Jones is.

All said, Jones fits what the organization wants, improves a weak receiving corps, and should make Houston fans happy.

Dan Kadar responds: Some contend that the Texans need to draft an offensive tackle early to replace Eric Winston on the right side. But in releasing Winston, the Texans coaching staff indicated their scheme is more important than the players in it. With that ideal in mind, the team can wait to fill the need there. So wide receiver is a good way to go. Don't forget that Johnson is already 30, and had injury issues last season. I somewhat question passing on a surehanded player like Mohamed Sanu, but Jones is more of a vertical receiver so it's a good scheme fit.

Mocking the Draft's Top 5 Remaining Prospects

OVR Name Pos. College Report
32 Chris Polk
RB Washington
Coming soon!
34 Mohamed Sanu
WR Rutgers
Coming soon!
40 Orson Charles
TE Georgia
quick report
41 Dwight Jones
WR North Carolina
quick report
45 Jared Crick
DT Nebraska
prospect notes

Pick Team Player Pos. School Story
1 Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck QB Stanford Story
2 Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III QB Baylor Story
3 Minnesota Vikings Matt Kalil OT USC Story
4 Cleveland Browns Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State Story
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Morris Claiborne CB LSU Story
6 St. Louis Rams Trent Richardson RB Alabama Story
7 Jacksonville Jaguars Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Story
8 Miami Dolphins Ryan Tannehill QB Texas A&M Story
9 Carolina Panthers Fletcher Cox DT Mississippi State Story
10 Buffalo Bills Mike Adams OT Ohio State Story
11 Kansas City Chiefs Riley Reiff OT Iowa Story
12 Seattle Seahawks Courtney Upshaw OLB Alabama Story
13 Arizona Cardinals Jonathan Martin OT Stanford Story
14 Dallas Cowboys David DeCastro G Stanford Story
15 Philadelphia Eagles Luke Kuechly LB Boston College Story
16 New York Jets Melvin Ingram DE South Carolina Story
17 Cincinnati Bengals Stephon Gilmore CB South Carolina Story
18 San Diego Chargers Mark Barron S Alabama Story
19 Chicago Bears Michael Floyd WR Notre Dame Story
20 Tennessee Titans Dre Kirkpatrick CB Alabama Story
21 Cincinnati Bengals Cordy Glenn OT Georgia Story
22 Cleveland Browns Kendall Wright WR Baylor Story
23 Detroit Lions
Janoris Jenkins CB North Alabama
Story
24 Pittsburgh Steelers
Dont'a Hightower MLB Alabama
Story
25 Denver Broncos
Michael Brockers DT LSU
Story
26 Houston Texans
Dontari Poe DT Memphis
Story
27 New England Patriots
Whitney Mercilus DE Illinois
Story
28 Green Bay Packers
Devon Still DT Penn State
Story
29 Baltimore Ravens
Kevin Zeitler G Wisconsin
Story
30 San Francisco 49ers
Stephen Hill WR Georgia Tech
Story
31 New England Patriots
Kendall Reyes DT Connecticut
Story
32 New York Giants
Peter Konz C Wisconsin
Story
33 St. Louis Rams
Jerel Worthy DT Michigan State
Story
34 Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener TE Stanford
Story
35 Minnesota Vikings
Rueben Randle WR LSU
Story
36 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doug Martin RB Boise State
Story
37 Cleveland Browns
Zach Brown OLB North Carolina
Story
38 Jacksonville Jaguars
Brian Quick WR Appalachian State
Story
39 St. Louis Rams
Alshon Jeffery WR South Carolina
Story
40 Carolina Panthers
Lavonte David OLB Nebraska
Story
41 Buffalo Bills
Chandler Jones
DE Syracuse
Story
42 Miami Dolphins
Andre Branch DE Clemson
Story
43 Seattle Seahawks
Mychal Kendricks MLB California
Story
44 Kansas City Chiefs
Josh Robinson CB Central Florida
Story
45 Dallas Cowboys
Nick Perry
DE Southern California
Story
46 Philadelphia Eagles
Trumaine Johnson
CB Montana
Story
47 New York Jets
Harrison Smith
S Notre Dame
Story
48 New England Patriots
Shea McClellin
DE/OLB Boise State
Story
49 San Diego Chargers
Dwayne Allen
TE Clemson
Story
50 Chicago Bears
Brandon Thompson
DT Clemson
Story
51 Philadelphia Eagles
LaMichael James
RB Oregon
Story
52 Tennessee Titans
Vinny Curry
DE Marshall
Story
53 Cincinnati Bengals
Lamar Miller
RB Miami
Story
54 Detroit Lions
Kelechi Osemele
OT Iowa State
Story
55 Atlanta Falcons
David Wilson
RB Virginia Tech
Story
56 Pittsburgh Steelers
Amini Silatolu
OT Midwestern State
Story
57 Denver Broncos
Alfonzo Dennard
CB Nebraska
Story
58 Houston Texans
Marvin Jones
WR California
Story
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