Just a few months after losing Mario Williams to free agency, the Houston Texans made Illinois defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The significance of that isn't lost on Mercilus.

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  • RTC: Texans transition to Mercilus
    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... The Texans will replace one first-round draft pick with another, writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, the 26th overall pick in 2012, will replace Jadeveon Clowney ...
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  • Whitney Mercilus wants to help Texans replace Williams
    Just a few months after losing linebacker/defensive end Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills via free agency, the Houston Texans made Illinois defensive lineman Whitney Mercilus the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The significance of that isn't ...
    05/12/2012 - 6:22 am | View Link
  • Texans introduce first-round pick Whitney Mercilus
    The Houston Texans introduced Whitney Mercilus, their first-round draft pick at a news conference Friday at Reliant Stadium. Mercilus, who led the nation in sacks last season at the University of Illinois, is expected to help replace the departed Mario ...
    04/27/2012 - 11:29 am | View Link
  • Late Bloomer Whitney Mercilus Right Choice For Texans Defense
    HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – For his first couple seasons at Illinois, Whitney ... there was Mercilus still available at No. 26. Most thought the Texans might go after a wide receiver with their first round pick, but the chance to replace the pass rushing ...
    04/27/2012 - 9:43 am | View Link
  • Mercilus will help replace Williams in Houston
    With the 26th pick in the first round, the Texans filled their need with the selection of former Illinois DE-OLB Whitney Mercilus. Phillips is sporting a big grin right about now. The raw and athletic Mercilus, who registered an eye-popping 16 sacks and ...
    04/27/2012 - 12:00 am | View Link
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