RTC: Elway was nearly an Oiler

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Houston Texans

General manager Rick Smith is ready to make the big decisions that are central to the Texans’ team-building, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

The John Elway-Dan Marino "30 for 30" special prompted McClain to retell the story of how the Houston Oilers missed out on drafting Elway only because of one blown call.

To which I say: I once did the story for The Tennessean, and it featured a big picture of Elway in an Oilers blue uniform.

Like most teams at this stage, the Texans say they are willing to trade out of their first-round pick, says Tania Ganguli of the Chronicle.

A surprise first-round pick projection from Battle Red Blog.

Indianapolis Colts

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay wrestled a bit over their grading of Andrew Luck a year ago, says Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star.

Tight end Dwayne Allen remembers the draft bitterly, as his fall into the third round made him miserable, says Mike Chappell.

To which I say: I like that Allen settled down after a night's sleep and called back position coach Alfredo Roberts to apologize for his tone in their initial conversation.

Breaking down some first-round cornerback possibilities with Marcus Dugan of Colts Authority.

A case for the Colts trading out of the 24th pick from Josh Wilson of Stampede Blue.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Owner Shad Khan knows the Jaguars' plan with the No. 2 pick and approves of it, says Vito Stellino.

Khan sees something magical about Nike and loves the new uniform the company designed including a two-toned helmet, says Ryan O’Halloran.

To which I say: The two-toned helmet is already creating a lot of conversation, and conversation is healthy for the Jaguars.

Some second-round possibilities for he Jaguars at 33 or with a trade down, from O’Halloran.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans are looking to add a press, man-to-man cornerback in the draft, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Could the Titans draft an offensive tackle? Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean considers the idea.

To which I say: I expect bounce-back seasons from Michael Roos and David Stewart, and don't think the position should be much of a priority right now.

How guys who have visited the Titans could fit the slate of picks, from Tom Gower of Total Titans.