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Reading the coverage: Draft talk from all four corners

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    <em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em> <p><strong>Houston Texans</strong></p> <p>Malcolm Jenkins' speed has been questioned, but the cornerback <a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6389731.html" target="_blank">isn't anxious</a> to be a safety, writes John McClain.</p> <p>McClain mulls the Texans' <a href="http://blogs.chron.com/nfl/2009/04/texans_mull_draft_options_on_e.html" target="_blank">draft options</a>.</p> <p>Lance Zierlein's <a href="http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2009/04/the_zreport_top_100_players_in.html" target="_blank">top 100</a> in the draft.</p> <p><strong>Indianapolis Colts</strong></p> <p>The Colts <a href="http://www.coltscap.net/topics/?p=60" target="_blank">reworked Reggie Wayne's deal</a> somewhere along the way, saving themselves $480,000 cap dollars this year, according to coltscap.net.</p> <p>Players from Indiana will have to <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090424/SPORTS03/904240360/1100" target="_blank">wait a while</a> to hear their names called, writes Jeff Rabjohns.</p> <p><a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090424/SPORTS03/904240343/1100" target="_blank">Tackles go quickly</a>, says Mike Chappell.</p> <p>Punter Hunter Smith <a href="http://www.indystar.com/article/20090424/SPORTS03/904240344/1100" target="_blank">signed with Washington</a>, says Chappell.</p> <p>The Bleacher Report <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/160726-nfl-draft-09-the-indianapolis-colts" target="_blank">makes a pick</a> in each of the Colts' draft slots.</p> <p><a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1439" target="_blank">No. 3</a> on John Oehser's list of the top 25 picks of the Bill Polian era.</p> <p>Oehser looks at the draft's <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1442" target="_blank">safeties</a>.</p> <p>Don't read too much into the Colts' <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1454" target="_blank">recent signings</a> of two former arenafootball2 offensive linemen, says Oehser.</p> <p>The Colts <a href="http://indyfootballreport.com/index.php/archives/1461" target="_blank">issued a statement</a> about the shortfall of funds for the agency that runs Lucas Oil Stadium, says Oehser.</p> <p>A look at the Colts <a href="http://www.examiner.com/x-4450-Indianapolis-Colts-Examiner~y2009m4d23-Indianapolis-Colts-2009-NFL-Draft-Cornerback" target="_blank">at cornerback</a>, from Oehser.</p> <p><strong>Jacksonville Jaguars</strong></p> <p>Gene Frenette looks at the Jaguars <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-04-24/story/jaguars_look_to_put_rowdy_reputation_aside_in_draft" target="_blank">emphasis on character</a>. Also, look for the rail on the left where he grades the team's previous six first-rounders and gives nothing better than a C.</p> <p>The Jaguars <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/columnists/gene_frenette/2009-04-23/story/jacksonville_jaguars_need_is_drafting_for_value" target="_blank">can't let need</a> influence their top picks too much, says Frenette.</p> <p>Frenette looks at <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/interact/blog/gene_frenette/2009-04-23/top_5_outcomes_on_the_wwjd_who_will_jaguars_draft_question" target="_blank">five possible scenarios</a> at No. 8.</p> <p>An assessment of <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-04-23/story/nfl_draft_position_breakdown_linebackers_0" target="_blank">linebackers</a>, from Michael C. Wright.</p> <p>Jaguars <a href="http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2009-04-24/story/jaguars_steals" target="_blank">draft steals</a>.</p> <p>Cole Pepper <a href="http://wokv.com/blogs/cole_pepper/2009/04/espn-mock-draft-wrapup.html" target="_blank">wants your selection</a> for the Jags at No. 8.</p> <p><strong>Tennessee Titans</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090423/SPORTS01/90423072/1027" target="_blank">A trade for a receiver</a> remains on the Titans' radar, but indications are they aren't chasing Anquan Boldin hard, says Jim Wyatt.</p> <p>Kevin Mawae tells Gary Estwick his surgically repaired right elbow is <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090423/SPORTS01/90423043/1027" target="_blank">on track</a> to be ready for the start of training camp.</p> <p>Terry McCormick <a href="http://nashvillecitypaper.com/content/sports/crystal-ball-gazing-%E2%80%94-mock-draft-peek-tennessee%E2%80%99s-likely-first-10-picks" target="_blank">makes a selection</a> in each of the Titans' 10 spots.</p> <p>A look at the draft's top <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090424/SPORTS01/904240385/1027" target="_blank">cornerbacks</a>, from Estwick.</p> <p>Some Titans <a href="http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090423/SPORTS01/90423043/1027" target="_blank">visited wounded soldiers</a>, writes Teresa Walker.</p> <p>Michael Griffin thinks the Titans are <a href="http://data.tennessean.com/v2/bin/pluckTools/display/groupblog.php?blog=96f9f738-ab2a-406c-bf09-a7c50ccfaaed&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a96f9f738-ab2a-406c-bf09-a7c50ccfaaedPost%3a06e9cd13-a149-41ce-8d6c-6974b418aa2f&sid=sitelife.tennessean.com" target="_blank">OK at receiver</a>, blogs Wyatt.</p> <p>A <a href="http://data.tennessean.com/v2/bin/pluckTools/display/groupblog.php?blog=96f9f738-ab2a-406c-bf09-a7c50ccfaaed&plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a96f9f738-ab2a-406c-bf09-a7c50ccfaaedPost%3a06b08067-ea8b-4cac-9b95-6c1bb10711a0&sid=sitelife.tennessean.com" target="_blank">final look</a> at 2008, in Estwick's blog.</p>

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