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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  • Houston Texans: It’s Time For Whitney Mercilus To Step Up
    Between those two first round picks, the Texans are expected to have one of the most lethal pass rushes in the NFL. To Mercilus’ fortune and to Clowney’s misfortune being the latest victim of the NRG Stadium turf, Mercilus was given the playing time ...
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  • Texans Sign First-Round Pick Whitney Mercilus To Four-Year Deal
    Texans rookie linebacker Whitney Mercilus works during the first day of organized team activities. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – It has been a whirlwind four weeks for Texans first-round pick Whitney Mercilus trying to make the ...
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