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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    ... is still attempting to replace former ... Reed left the Texans this offseason, Clowney is a major question mark, and Whitney Mercilus never has ...
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  • Whitney Mercilus Eagerly Stepping Into Great Expectations With Texans
    HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Being the Texans first round pick and the heir apparent to replace pass rush specialist Mario Williams, you knew the expectations facing Whitney Mercilus were going to be way over the top before he ever donned a NFL uniform.
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Houston Texans draft analysis: Texans get Mario Williams' replacement in Whitney Mercilus
    How he fits: Mercilus was drafted to replace Mario Williams. He'll be developed behind ... He plays hard on every snap and doesn't shy away against the run. — See all the Texans draft news, plus 2012 schedule and more When he'll play: Mercilus has ...
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