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Marshall
05-11-2014, 01:33 PM
I just thought it was time to see what the roster might look like with draftees and UFAs before attrition and injuries set in. I'm going for a 54 man roster taking one position at a time per post. But it might be better to list all signees initially as we pare down the roster.

Marshall
05-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Center

1. Chris Meyer
2. Ben Jones
3. Kjleby Oiland

Marshall
05-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Left Guard

1. Xavier Su'a-Filo
2. Alex Kupper

Marshall
05-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Right Guard

1. Brandon Brooks
2. Cody White

Marshall
05-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Left Tackle

1. Duane Brown
2. David Quessenberry

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Right Tackle

1. Derrek Newton
2. Brennan Williams

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Tight End

1. C. J. Fiedorowicz
2. Garrett Graham
3. Ryan Griffin
4. Phillip Supernaw
5. Zack Potter

Goldensilence
05-11-2014, 02:06 PM
If Williams can come back healthy I think him and Ques will likely get a shot at battling it out for RT.

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Wide Receiver 1

1. Andre Johnson
2. Keyshawn Martin

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Wide Receiver 2

1. DeAndre Hopkins
2. Devier Posey

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Quarterback

1. Ryan Fitzpatrick
2. Case Keenum
3. T. J. Yates
4. Tom Savage

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Fullback

1. Jay Prosch
2. Brad Smelley

Marshall
05-11-2014, 02:24 PM
Running Back

1. Arian Foster
2. Dennis Johnson
3. Jonathan Grimes

The Pencil Neck
05-11-2014, 02:31 PM
Running Back

1. Arian Foster
2. Dennis Johnson
3. Jonathan Grimes

No Blue?

bhsman
05-11-2014, 02:47 PM
No Blue?

Andre Brown, too.

LikeMike
05-11-2014, 04:24 PM
I think RT will be a battle between Quess, Williams and Newton and I expect Quess to win that battle.

I expect Savage to beat out at least 1 other QB and I think there is a very good chance he beats out two. Fitz will probably start the season, if Savage is, what OB expects him to be, he will be starting by the end of the year.

I expect Graham to be our first TE at the start of the season.

Andre Brown should be our #2 back, Blue our #3. The other two have a shot, but I think Brown and Blue have a leg up right now.

TexansSeminole
05-11-2014, 05:48 PM
This thread has potential, but can we get the proposed depth chart all in one post? This is disjointed.

Playoffs
05-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Undisjointed it.

kiwitexansfan
05-11-2014, 06:18 PM
From what I have cobbled together we have 105 guys coming to Houston to at least try out.

Quarterback
14 Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB 6-Feb 223 31 10 Harvard
Savage, Tom QB 6-Apr 230 R Pittsburgh
7 Keenum, Case QB 6-Jan 205 26 3 Houston
13 Yates, T.J. QB 6-Apr 217 26 4 North Carolina

Running Back
23 Foster, Arian RB 6-Jan 227 27 5 Tennessee
33 Brown, Andre RB 6-0 227 27 6 North Carolina State
41 Grimes, Jonathan RB 5-Oct 209 24 3 William & Mary
Blue, Alfred RB 6-Mar 222 23 R LSU
28 Johnson, Dennis RB 5-Jul 196 2 Arkansas
37 Graham, Ray RB 5-Sep 193 23 2 Pittsburgh
42 Opurum, Toben RB 6-Jan 250 23 2 Kansas
32 Spann, Chad RB 5-Sep 198 25 2 Northern Illinois

Fullback
Prosch, Jay FB 6-Jan 256 FB Auburn
47 Smelley, Brad FB 6-Feb 235 25 2 Alabama

Tight End
Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE 6-May 265 R Iowa
88 Graham, Garrett TE 6-Mar 243 27 4 Wisconsin
84 Griffin, Ryan TE 6-Jun 254 24 2 Connecticut
86 Potter, Zach TE 6-Jul 269 28 4 Nebraska
48 Supernaw, Phillip TE 6-May 248 24 2 Ouachita Baptist
Coyle Chris TE Arizona State
Denham Anthony TE Utah State
Thompson, Ian TE, Lousiana-Lafayette TRYOUT)

Wide Receiver
80 Johnson, Andre WR 6-Mar 230 32 12 Miami (Fla.)
10 Hopkins, DeAndre WR 6-Jan 207 21 2 Clemson
11 Posey, DeVier WR 6-Jan 210 24 3 Ohio State
82 Martin, Keshawn WR 5-Nov 194 24 3 Michigan State
Labhart Travis WR Texas A&M
17 Lemon, Alec WR 6-Feb 207 2 Syracuse
12 Cruse, Andy WR 6-Mar 216 24 2 Miami (Ohio)
89 Thomas, Mike WR 5-Aug 198 26 6 Arizona
Slaughter, Nathan WR, West Texas A&M
87 Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR 5-Nov 198 23 2 Texas A&M
83 Richardson, Rico WR 6-Jan 188 22 2 Jackson State
McClung Anthony WR Cincinatti
Bester, Lacoltan WR, Oklahoma
Stewart, Josh WR, Oklahoma

Offensive Tackle
76 Brown, Duane T 6-Apr 303 28 7 Virginia Tech
75 Newton, Derek T 6-Jun 313 26 4 Arkansas State
77 Quessenberry, David OT 6-May 307 23 2 San Jose State
73 Williams, Brennan OT 6-Jun 314 23 2 North Carolina
Feiler Matt OT Bloomsburg
Martin Chris OT Central Florida
Witzmann Bryan OT South Dakota State

Offensive Guard
Su'a-Filo, Xavier G 0 R UCLA
79 Brooks, Brandon G 6-May 335 24 3 Miami (Ohio)
67 White, Cody G 6-Mar 303 25 3 Illinois State
62 Kupper, Alex G 6-Mar 299 24 2 Louisville
Forsch Kevin OG Houston

Centre
60 Jones, Ben C 6-Mar 308 24 3 Georgia
55 Myers, Chris C 6-Apr 286 32 10 Miami (Fla.)
Oiland, Kjleby C, Montana

Defensive End
99 Watt, J.J. DE 6-May 289 25 4 Wisconsin
93 Crick, Jared DE 6-Apr 285 24 3 Nebraska
Pagan, Jeoffrey DE 6-Mar 310 20 R Alabama
96 Jamison, Tim DE 6-Mar 287 28 6 Michigan
98 Browner, Keith DE 6-Apr 288 26 2 California
Henry, Cory DE, FAU

Defensive Tackle
Nix III, Louis NT 6-Feb 333 R Notre Dame
95 Powe, Jerrell NT 6-Feb 331 27 3 Mississippi
94 Mathews, Ricardo DT 6-Mar 300 26 5 Cincinnati
Brown Austin DT Miami (OH)
Ezell Tyrone DT Pittsburgh
Minto Leon DT Johnson C Smith
Grosz, Stan DT, Cal Poly
Warmsley, Julius DT, Tulane
Keliikipi, Wade DT, Oregon TRYOUT)

Outisde Linebacker
90 Clowney, Jadeveon LB 6-May 266 R South Carolina
59 Mercilus, Whitney LB 6-Apr 258 23 3 Illinois
91 Sapp, Ricky LB 6-Apr 252 27 4 Clemson
52 Tarpinian, Jeff LB 6-Mar 240 26 4 Iowa
50 Williams, Trevardo OLB 6-Jan 237 23 2 Connecticut
92 Hazel, Paul LB 6-May 227 24 2 Western Michigan
Ankrah Jason LB Nebraska
McAlister Chris LB Baylor
Young Chris LB Arizona State
Lloyd, Terrance OLB, Baylor
Daly, Brendan LB, Hawaii, TRYOUT)

Inside Linebacker
56 Cushing, Brian ILB 6-Mar 249 27 6 Southern California
58 Reed, Brooks LB 6-Mar 254 27 4 Arizona
Bullough Max LB Michigan State
54 Mohamed, Mike LB 6-Mar 238 26 3 California
57 Tuggle, Justin LB 6-0 247 24 2 Kansas State

Cornerback
24 Joseph, Johnathan CB 5-Nov 188 30 9 South Carolina
25 Jackson, Kareem DB 5-Oct 188 26 5 Alabama
26 Harris, Brandon CB 5-Oct 189 24 4 Miami (Fla.)
34 Bouye, A.J. CB 6-0 191 22 2 Central Florida
43 Mack, Elbert CB 5-Oct 175 27 6 Troy
Hal, Andre CB 5-Oct 188 R Vanderbilt
Williams Marcus CB North Dakota State
22 Means, Loyce CB 5-Oct 188 25 2 Houston
27 Victorian, Josh CB 5-Oct 190 25 2 Louisiana Tech
30 Terrell, Steven DB 5-Oct 197 23 2 Texas A&M

Safety
36 Swearinger, D.J. SS 5-Oct 208 22 2 South Carolina
20 Clemons, Chris SS 6-Jan 214 28 6 Clemson
21 Lewis, Kendrick FS 6-0 198 25 5 Mississippi
31 Keo, Shiloh S 5-Nov 208 26 4 Idaho
35 Pleasant, Eddie SAF 5-Oct 210 25 2 Oregon
29 Starling, Jawanza SAF 6-Jan 206 22 2 USC
Alexander, Theo FS, Southeastern Louisianna
Ballentine Lonnie S 6-Mar 219 R Memphis
Addison, Nick S, Bethune-Cookman TRYOUT)

Kicker
4 Bullock, Randy K 5-Sep 206 24 3 Texas A&M
Boswell Chris K Rice

Punter
9 Lechler, Shane P 6-Feb 237 37 15 Texas A&M

Long Snapper
46 Weeks, Jon LS 5-Oct 246 28 5 Baylor

Lambert
05-12-2014, 03:02 AM
Brooks Reed coming to Texans to try out as ILB? Give me a break.

The real question is where will Clowney fit in. Can he handle setting the edge and dropping in coverage as is required of a SAM LB, or will he be used as the principal rushing LB'er on the left side? If he goes to the left side, where will Mercilus go, to the right side? Can Mercilus handle setting the edge, good against the run?

Will Clowney be only a 3rd down guy with his hand on the ground?

TexansSeminole
05-12-2014, 03:10 AM
I cringe at the thought of Harris as our nickel back, but maybe a change in coaching can bring something out of him.

Scooter
05-12-2014, 03:25 AM
did each position really need it's own post? put your thoughts together partner. this is my "post draft guess". i'm positive there will be at least 5 different players added to this lineup, but otherwise it shouldnt be too far off. one of note is i expect yates to be traded or dropped.

QB - Fitz, Keenum, Savage
HB - Foster, Brown, Blue
FB - Prosch
WR - Johnson, Hopkins, Posey, Martin, Rookie/Sophomore
TE - Feido, Graham, Griffin
LT - Brown, Williams
LG - XSF, White
C - Myers, Jones
RG - Brooks
RT - Quess, Newton

LE - Watt, Matthews
RE - Crick, Pagan
DT - Powe, Nix
LOLB - Mercilus, Williams
ROLB - Clowney, Tuggle, UDFA?
ILB - Cushing, Reed, Bullough, Tarpinian, Mohamed
CB - Joseph, Jackson, Harris, Mack, Hal
FS - Lewis, Starling, Keo
SS - Clemons, Swearinger

K - Bullock
P - Lechler
LS - Weeks

Marshall
05-12-2014, 06:20 AM
No Blue?

I hoped this would become a copy. edit and paste with comments type thread.

Please feel free to make the adjustments you think are appropriate ad post them.

I'm not a multitasker and have been interrupted and forgotten where I was with every interruption.

Marshall
05-12-2014, 06:25 AM
did each position really need it's own post? put your thoughts together partner. this is my "post draft guess". i'm positive there will be at least 5 different players added to this lineup, but otherwise it shouldnt be too far off. one of note is i expect yates to be traded or dropped.

QB - Fitz, Keenum, Savage
HB - Foster, Brown, Blue
FB - Prosch
WR - Johnson, Hopkins, Posey, Martin, Rookie/Sophomore
TE - Feido, Graham, Griffin
LT - Brown, Williams
LG - XSF, White
C - Myers, Jones
RG - Brooks
RT - Quess, Newton

LE - Watt, Matthews
RE - Crick, Pagan
DT - Powe, Nix
LOLB - Mercilus, Williams
ROLB - Clowney, Tuggle, UDFA?
ILB - Cushing, Reed, Bullough, Tarpinian, Mohamed
CB - Joseph, Jackson, Harris, Mack, Hal
FS - Lewis, Starling, Keo
SS - Clemons, Swearinger

K - Bullock
P - Lechler
LS - Weeks

Your comments are noted and there's much to be said for brevity. But I made each an individual post just to get it on the board instead of getting mostly through it and losing the entire post.

If you don't mind, I'll use your format from here on.

Marshall
05-12-2014, 07:09 AM
QB - Fitz, Keenum, Savage (Yates)
HB - Foster, Brown, Blue (Opurium, Graham, Grimes, Johnson, Spann)
FB - Prosch (Smelley)
WR1 - Johnson, Martin, Rookie/Sophomore (Nwachukwu, Labhort, Richardson)
WR2 - Hopkins, Posey, (Slaughter, Thomas, Belster, Stewart, McClung, Cruse)
------ (Lemon, Bonner)
TE - Feido, Graham, Griffin (Supernaw, Coyle, Thompson, Denham, Potter)
LT - Brown, Williams (Feiler. Martin)
LG - XSF, White
C - Myers, Jones (Oiland)
RG - Brooks (Kupper)
RT - Quess, Newton (Wittzmann, Forsch)

LE - Matthews (Williams,
RE - Crick, Pagan
DT - Watt,
NT - Powe, Nix
LOLB - Mercilus, Williams
ROLB - Clowney, Tuggle, UDFA?
ILB - Cushing, Reed, Bullough, Tarpinian, Mohamed
CB - Joseph, Jackson, Harris, Mack, Hal
FS - Lewis, Starling, Keo
SS - Clemons, Swearinger

K - Bullock (Boswell)
P - Lechler
LS - Weeks

xtruroyaltyx
05-12-2014, 08:40 AM
QB: Savage, Fitz, Case or Yates
FB: Prosch
HB: Arian, Grimes, Blue, (Johnson or Brown)
WR: Andre, Hopkins, Posey, Lemon, Bonner, (Maybe someone else)
TE: Fiedorowicz, Grahm, Griffin, Potter
LT: Brown, Newton
LG: Brooks
C: Meyers, Jones
RG: XSF
RT: Quess

RDE: Jamison, Pagan
LDE: Watt, Crick
NT: Nix, Powe
ROLB: Clowney, Mercilus
LOLB: Reed
MLB: Cushing, Tarpinian, Mohamed, Bullough
CB: Joseph, Kareem, Harris
FS: Clemons
SS: Swagg

P: Lechler
K: Bullock

Tailgate
05-12-2014, 11:47 AM
How the Texans draft affects the depth chart from stateofthetexans.com perspective

http://www.stateofthetexans.com/blog/2014/05/12/how-the-2014-draft-picks-effects-the-texans-current-roster/

BullNation4Life
05-12-2014, 11:55 AM
QB: Savage, Fitz, Case or Yates
FB: Prosch
HB: Arian, Grimes, Blue, (Johnson or Brown)
WR: Andre, Hopkins, Posey, Lemon, Bonner, (Maybe someone else)
TE: Fiedorowicz, Grahm, Griffin, Potter
LT: Brown, Newton
LG: Brooks
C: Meyers, Jones
RG: XSF
RT: Quess

RDE: Jamison, Pagan
LDE: Watt, Crick
NT: Nix, Powe
ROLB: Clowney, Mercilus
LOLB: Reed
MLB: Cushing, Tarpinian, Mohamed, Bullough
CB: Joseph, Kareem, Harris
FS: Clemons
SS: Swagg

P: Lechler
K: Bullock

So you have Savage starting and Mercilus, a first round pick, backing up Clowney instead of starting over Reed with Tarpinian next to Cush?

interesting....

BullNation4Life
05-12-2014, 11:59 AM
did each position really need it's own post? put your thoughts together partner. this is my "post draft guess". i'm positive there will be at least 5 different players added to this lineup, but otherwise it shouldnt be too far off. one of note is i expect yates to be traded or dropped.

QB - Fitz, Keenum, Savage
HB - Foster, Brown, Blue
FB - Prosch
WR - Johnson, Hopkins, Posey, Martin, Rookie/Sophomore
TE - Feido, Graham, Griffin
LT - Brown, Williams
LG - XSF, White
C - Myers, Jones
RG - Brooks
RT - Quess, Newton

LE - Watt, Matthews
RE - Crick, Pagan
DT - Powe, Nix
LOLB - Mercilus, Williams
ROLB - Clowney, Tuggle, UDFA?
ILB - Cushing, Reed, Bullough, Tarpinian, Mohamed
CB - Joseph, Jackson, Harris, Mack, Hal
FS - Lewis, Starling, Keo
SS - Clemons, Swearinger

K - Bullock
P - Lechler
LS - Weeks

This looks like what I had in mind....except for the bolded part...


Nasty...fat...hobbitses...

http://www.theargonath.cc/characters/gollum/soundstoppic.jpg

Scooter
05-12-2014, 12:07 PM
lmao that got me. i'd rather not put him there, but the UDFA may be even worse. until we sign a veteran for camp, it looks like bullock is the best option - sad as it may be.

WolverineFan
05-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Let me know if I've missed any UDFA's. I'm not sure if I got them all. Also, the ages that I have listed are how old they will be when the season starts and the ht/wt are from last year. Rookies and UDFA's are in italics and have updated ht/wt. I don't have ages for the UDFA's.

OFFENSE:
QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick (31) : 6-2, 225
Case Keenum (26) : 6-1, 210
T.J. Yates (27) : 6-3, 219
Tom Savage (24) : 6-4, 228

RB
Arian Foster (28) : 6-1, 224
Andre Brown (27) : 6-0, 227
Dennis Johnson (24) : 5-8, 212
Jonathan Grimes (24) : 5-10, 201
Ray Graham (24) : 5-9, 199
Chad Spann (26) : 5-8, 202
Alfred Blue (23) : 6-2, 223

FB
Toben Opurum (23) : 6-1, 250
Jay Prosch (23) : 6-1, 256

WR
Andre Johnson (33) : 6-2, 225
DeAndre Hopkins (22) : 6-1, 214
DeVier Posey (24) : 6-2, 210
Alec Lemon (23) : 6-1, 202
Andy Cruse (24) : 6-3, 212
Uzoma Nwachukwu (23) : 6-0, 195
Rico Richardson (23) : 6-1, 185
Lacolton Bester : 6-0, 205

SLOT WR
Keshawn Martin (24) : 5-11, 189
Mike Thomas (27) : 5-8, 198
Alan Bonner (23) : 5-10, 193
Nathan Slaughter : 5-9, 184
Anthony McClung : 6-0, 177
Josh Stewart : 5-10, 178
Travis Labhart : 5-9, 182

TE (Y)
Ryan Griffin (24) : 6-6, 247
Zach Potter (28) : 6-7, 280
Phillip Supernaw (24) : 6-5, 250
C.J. Fiedorowicz (23) : 6-5, 265
Ian Thompson : 6-4, 248

TE (H)
Garrett Graham (28) : 6-3, 243
Brad Smelley (25) : 6-2, 235
Chris Coyle : 6-3, 240
Anthony Denham : 6-4, 235

OT
Duane Brown (29) : 6-4, 315
David Quessenberry (24) : 6-5, 302
Derek Newton (27) : 6-5, 311
Brennan Williams (23) : 6-6, 318
Chris Martin : 6-5, 305
Bryan Witzmann : 6-7, 311

OG
Brandon Brooks (25) : 6-5, 343
Cody White (26) : 6-5, 315
Alex Kupper (24) : 6-3, 300
Xavier Su'a-Filo (23) : 6-4, 307
Matt Feiler : 6-6, 330
Kevin Forsch : 6-4, 307

C
Chris Myers (33) : 6-5, 295
Ben Jones (25) : 6-3, 316
Kjelby Oiland : 6-3, 304


DEFENSE:
DE
J.J. Watt (25) : 6-5, 290
Jared Crick (25) : 6-4, 279
Tim Jamison (28) : 6-3, 270
Keith Browner (26) : 6-4, 276
Jeoffrey Pagan (21) : 6-3, 310
Tyrone Ezell : 6-3, 310
Wade Keliikipi : 6-2, 303
Austin Brown : 6-2, 295
Sullivan Grosz : 6-3, 295
Julius Warmsley : 6-2, 296

NT
Jerrell Powe (27) : 6-2, 331
Ricardo Mathews (27) : 6-3, 294
Louis Nix (23) : 6-2, 331
Leon Minto : 6-2, 324

OLB
Whitney Mercilus (24) : 6-4, 261
Brooks Reed (27) : 6-2, 262
Ricky Sapp (28) : 6-4, 252
Trevardo Williams (23) : 6-1, 241
Paul Hazel (24) : 6-5, 227
Jadeveon Clowney (21) : 6-5, 266
Jason Ankrah : 6-3, 262
Cory Henry : 6-3, 266
Chris McAllister : 6-3, 255

ILB
Brian Cushing (27) : 6-3, 260
Jeff Tarpinian (27) : 6-3, 238
Mike Mohamed (26) : 6-3, 239
Justin Tuggle (24) : 6-3, 244
Max Bullough : 6-4, 249
Chris Young : 6-0, 252
Terrance Lloyd : 6-3, 238
Brendan Daly : 6-3, 245

CB
Johnathan Jospeh (30) : 5-11, 190
Kareem Jackson (26) : 5-11, 196
Brandon Harris (24) : 5-9, 191
Josh Victorian (26) : 5-10, 190
A.J. Bouye (23) : 6-0, 186
Elbert Mack (28) : 5-10, 175
Loyce Means (25) : 5-10, 188
Steven Terrell (24) : 5-10, 197
Andre Hal (22) : 5-10, 188
Marcus Williams : 5-11, 196

S
Chris Clemons (29) : 6-1, 214
D.J. Swearinger (23) : 5-10, 208
Kendrick Lewis (28) : 6-0, 198
Shiloh Keo (26) : 5-11, 219
Eddie Pleasant (26) : 5-10, 213
Jawanza Starling (23) : 6-1, 202
Lonnie Ballentine (21) : 6-3, 215
Nick Addison : 6-1, 189
Theo Alexander : 6-4, 205


SPECIAL TEAMS:
P
Shane Lechler (38) : 6-2, 225

K
Randy Bullock (25) : 5-9, 205
Chris Boswell : 6-2, 185

LS
Jonathan Weeks (28) : 5-10, 251

The Pencil Neck
05-12-2014, 02:59 PM
You're missing Fiedorowicz from the TE group. And I think Smelley should go from TE to FB.

The Pencil Neck
05-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Oh, nevermind.

I didn't see that you were separating H and Y tight ends.

mussop
05-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Real interested in A.J. Bouye. Think he could surprise.

xtruroyaltyx
05-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Man...We have some smallish corners...

Brandon Harris is only 5'9" ????

edit: Not a big deal, but I'm showing him as 5'10" everywhere I look.


Still...That's a small group of corners.

Playoffs
05-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Let me know if I've missed any UDFA's. I'm not sure if I got them all. Also, the ages that I have listed are how old they will be when the season starts and the ht/wt are from last year. Rookies and UDFA's are in italics and have updated ht/wt. I don't have ages for the UDFA's.There it is!

Can we start a new thread with this as the original post? http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e316/Soizic22/a%20smilie/laugh-1.gif

Playoffs
05-12-2014, 05:37 PM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL
On passing downs, Watt, Clowney, Nix on the line with Cushing between Reed and Mercilus in front of five DBs.

If Texans move Brooks Reed to ILB next to Cushing, Clowney and Mercilus will be OLBs in base 3-4. That's three first-round picks and one second rounder at LB.

xtruroyaltyx
05-12-2014, 07:02 PM
John McClain ‏@McClain_on_NFL

I want to see how Mercilus and clowney look at olb. Right now, I'm not seeing it.

But a 3-3 on passing downs is kind of interesting. If McClain knows what he's talking about.

Marshall
05-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Undisjointed it.

Thank you.

WolverineFan
05-14-2014, 04:00 PM
*Updated after cuts today. Ray Graham (RB), Chad Spann (RB), Rico Richardson (WR), Phillip Supernaw (TE), Loyce Means (CB), and Steven Terrell (CB/S).

Let me know if I've missed any UDFA's. I'm not sure if I got them all. Also, the ages that I have listed are how old they will be when the season starts and the ht/wt are from last year. Rookies and UDFA's are in italics and have updated ht/wt. I don't have ages for the UDFA's.

OFFENSE:
QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick (31) : 6-2, 225
Case Keenum (26) : 6-1, 210
T.J. Yates (27) : 6-3, 219
Tom Savage (24) : 6-4, 228

RB
Arian Foster (28) : 6-1, 224
Andre Brown (27) : 6-0, 227
Dennis Johnson (24) : 5-8, 212
Jonathan Grimes (24) : 5-10, 201
Alfred Blue (23) : 6-2, 223

FB
Toben Opurum (23) : 6-1, 250
Jay Prosch (23) : 6-1, 256

WR
Andre Johnson (33) : 6-2, 225
DeAndre Hopkins (22) : 6-1, 214
DeVier Posey (24) : 6-2, 210
Alec Lemon (23) : 6-1, 202
Andy Cruse (24) : 6-3, 212
Uzoma Nwachukwu (23) : 6-0, 195
Lacolton Bester : 6-0, 205

SLOT WR
Keshawn Martin (24) : 5-11, 189
Mike Thomas (27) : 5-8, 198
Alan Bonner (23) : 5-10, 193
Nathan Slaughter : 5-9, 184
Anthony McClung : 6-0, 177
Josh Stewart : 5-10, 178
Travis Labhart : 5-9, 182

TE (Y)
Ryan Griffin (24) : 6-6, 247
Zach Potter (28) : 6-7, 280
C.J. Fiedorowicz (23) : 6-5, 265
Ian Thompson : 6-4, 248

TE (H)
Garrett Graham (28) : 6-3, 243
Brad Smelley (25) : 6-2, 235
Chris Coyle : 6-3, 240
Anthony Denham : 6-4, 235

OT
Duane Brown (29) : 6-4, 315
David Quessenberry (24) : 6-5, 302
Derek Newton (27) : 6-5, 311
Brennan Williams (23) : 6-6, 318
Chris Martin : 6-5, 305
Bryan Witzmann : 6-7, 311

OG
Brandon Brooks (25) : 6-5, 343
Cody White (26) : 6-5, 315
Alex Kupper (24) : 6-3, 300
Xavier Su'a-Filo (23) : 6-4, 307
Matt Feiler : 6-6, 330
Kevin Forsch : 6-4, 307

C
Chris Myers (33) : 6-5, 295
Ben Jones (25) : 6-3, 316
Kjelby Oiland : 6-3, 304


DEFENSE:
DE
J.J. Watt (25) : 6-5, 290
Jared Crick (25) : 6-4, 279
Tim Jamison (28) : 6-3, 270
Keith Browner (26) : 6-4, 276
Jeoffrey Pagan (21) : 6-3, 310
Tyrone Ezell : 6-3, 310
Wade Keliikipi : 6-2, 303
Austin Brown : 6-2, 295
Sullivan Grosz : 6-3, 295
Julius Warmsley : 6-2, 296

NT
Jerrell Powe (27) : 6-2, 331
Ricardo Mathews (27) : 6-3, 294
Louis Nix (23) : 6-2, 331
Leon Minto : 6-2, 324

OLB
Whitney Mercilus (24) : 6-4, 261
Brooks Reed (27) : 6-2, 262
Ricky Sapp (28) : 6-4, 252
Trevardo Williams (23) : 6-1, 241
Paul Hazel (24) : 6-5, 227
Jadeveon Clowney (21) : 6-5, 266
Jason Ankrah : 6-3, 262
Cory Henry : 6-3, 266
Chris McAllister : 6-3, 255

ILB
Brian Cushing (27) : 6-3, 260
Jeff Tarpinian (27) : 6-3, 238
Mike Mohamed (26) : 6-3, 239
Justin Tuggle (24) : 6-3, 244
Max Bullough : 6-4, 249
Chris Young : 6-0, 252
Terrance Lloyd : 6-3, 238
Brendan Daly : 6-3, 245

CB
Johnathan Jospeh (30) : 5-11, 190
Kareem Jackson (26) : 5-11, 196
Brandon Harris (24) : 5-9, 191
Josh Victorian (26) : 5-10, 190
A.J. Bouye (23) : 6-0, 186
Elbert Mack (28) : 5-10, 175
Andre Hal (22) : 5-10, 188
Marcus Williams : 5-11, 196

S
Chris Clemons (29) : 6-1, 214
D.J. Swearinger (23) : 5-10, 208
Kendrick Lewis (28) : 6-0, 198
Shiloh Keo (26) : 5-11, 219
Eddie Pleasant (26) : 5-10, 213
Jawanza Starling (23) : 6-1, 202
Lonnie Ballentine (21) : 6-3, 215
Nick Addison : 6-1, 189
Theo Alexander : 6-4, 205


SPECIAL TEAMS:
P
Shane Lechler (38) : 6-2, 225

K
Randy Bullock (25) : 5-9, 205
Chris Boswell : 6-2, 185

LS
Jonathan Weeks (28) : 5-10, 251

TexansSeminole
05-15-2014, 03:18 PM
Add Mike Thomas to the WR group. He is with us this year, isn't he?

Nevermind. I see that he is in the slot WR group.

Wolf
05-26-2014, 09:15 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000353013/article/projected-2014-starters-houston-texans?campaign=Facebook_atl_wesseling

srrono
05-26-2014, 09:22 PM
full breakdown and story below
LINK (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000353013/article/projected-2014-starters-houston-texans?campaign=Twitter_atl_wesseling)

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick
RB Arian Foster
WR1 Andre Johnson
WR2 DeAndre Hopkins
TE1 Garrett Graham
TE2 C.J. Fiedorowicz
LT Duane Brown
LG Xavier Su'a-Filo
C Chris Myers
RG Brandon Brooks
RT Derek Newton / Brennan Williams

DE J.J. Watt
NT Louis Nix
DE Jared Crick
OLB Jadeveon Clowney
ILB Brian Cushing
ILB Brooks Reed
OLB Whitney Mercilus
CB1 Johnathan Joseph
CB2 Kareem Jackson
SS D.J. Swearinger
FS Chris Clemons

Lucky
05-26-2014, 09:27 PM
I would probably throw Quessenberry into the mix at RT. Other than that, looks pretty much dead on.

IDEXAN
05-27-2014, 09:18 AM
I would probably throw Quessenberry into the mix at RT. Other than that, looks pretty much dead on.
I hope you are right, but as soon as he was drafted last year by the previous regime, Quessenberry was characterized as a "fit" for Kubiaks ZBS that was their featured scheme for the OLine. OK so I know that the new guy may mix it up, but I'm thinking he's going to emphasize the power-plays more from what we've heard. And I'm still waiting to hear something, anything positive about Brennan Williams: is he even going to participate in this weeks OTAs ?
And if the X-man is going to play guard which seems to be the case from all we've heard, I think one of the biggest mysterys of the Texans Draft was not taking somebody to help at RT ? Does OB really have that much confidance with what's on the current roster for the RT position ?

infantrycak
05-27-2014, 09:24 AM
I hope you are right, but as soon as he was drafted last year by the previous regime, Quessenberry was characterized as a "fit" for Kubiaks ZBS that was their featured scheme for the OLine. OK so I know that the new guy may mix it up, but I'm thinking he's going to emphasize the power-plays more from what we've heard.

From what we've heard? What would that be? How many Ferentz & their disciples do they have to bring in for folks to understand they may be upsizing ZBS like Seattle but they haven't shown any indication of moving away from it as the base scheme (also like NE)?

Q by the way is the same size as Jake Matthews. He's not undersized.

Playoffs
05-27-2014, 09:30 AM
I would probably throw Quessenberry into the mix at RT...

Interested to see if Q added some upper body strength in offseason.

( We could have a "Q" and an "X" on our offensive line. May impact which consonant we draft in 2015.)

steelbtexan
05-27-2014, 09:41 AM
From what we've heard? What would that be? How many Ferentz & their disciples do they have to bring in for folks to understand they may be upsizing ZBS like Seattle but they haven't shown any indication of moving away from it as the base scheme (also like NE)?

Q by the way is the same size as Jake Matthews. He's not undersized.


Yep,

A player isn't a finished product after a yr or two in the NFL. It appears that Quessenberry has gotten bigger/stronger during his down time.

Witzmann is a guy that intrigues me as a RT option. I could see him knocking B.Williams off of the roster. BOB didn't draft Williams and has no favorites.

76Texan
05-27-2014, 09:48 AM
Interested to see if Q added some upper body strength in offseason.

( We could have a "Q" and an "X" on our offensive line. May impact which consonant we draft in 2015.)

I think we can use a Zebra.

xtruroyaltyx
05-27-2014, 09:54 AM
I think we can use a Zebra.

We have one of those. His name is Brennan Williams.


He's the big black guy that goes larping.


:kitten:

IDEXAN
05-27-2014, 10:12 AM
From what we've heard? What would that be? How many Ferentz & their disciples do they have to bring in for folks to understand they may be upsizing ZBS like Seattle but they haven't shown any indication of moving away from it as the base scheme (also like NE)?

Q by the way is the same size as Jake Matthews. He's not undersized.

He's an ideal fit for zone-blocking teams as a finesse blocker at 6-foot-5, 306. The Texans are likely to use less zone blocking under new coach Bill O'Brien.
http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/8492/david-quessenberry
*****
That comment from rotoworld.com is a sampling of the flavor of the language that analysts often use to describe Quess. He's a player who's also described some places as being thin thru the legs, he's described more as a finesse type of Olineman than described with the "strong, tough guy" type of descriptions that O'Brien seems to like to use in describing his kind of players.
Players like Xavier Su'a-filo with his "pear-shaped" physique (big azz and large thick thighs), is what one thinks of when they think of a power-scheme blocking Olineman. And when have you heard of a coach drafting a guard with the 33rd pick in the Draft to play in a zone scheme ? Those guys are uusally takin in the late rounds or as UD rookie FAs.
OK, not a definitive explanation there by me to make my case I admit it, but it's an impression I have about what OB is and isn't looking for in his linemen and I hope I'm wrong here, I hope our problems can be solved at RT with who we now have on the team.

HOU-TEX
05-27-2014, 10:18 AM
We have one of those. His name is Brennan Williams.


He's the big black guy that goes larping.


:kitten:

Ha, he's a strange cat isn't he? Goodness, I had to stop following him on Twitter because on his love for wrestling and that dragonthingy cartoon.

I'm not expecting Williams to contribute much at all. I think he's Charles Spencer done

xtruroyaltyx
05-27-2014, 10:38 AM
He's an ideal fit for zone-blocking teams as a finesse blocker at 6-foot-5, 306. The Texans are likely to use less zone blocking under new coach Bill O'Brien.
http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/8492/david-quessenberry
*****
That comment from rotoworld.com is a sampling of the flavor of the language that analysts often use to describe Quess. He's a player who's also described some places as being thin thru the legs, he's described more as a finesse type of Olineman than described with the "strong, tough guy" type of descriptions that O'Brien seems to like to use in describing his kind of players.
Players like Xavier Su'a-filo with his "pear-shaped" physique (big azz and large thick thighs), is what one thinks of when they think of a power-scheme blocking Olineman. And when have you heard of a coach drafting a guard with the 33rd pick in the Draft to play in a zone scheme ? Those guys are uusally takin in the late rounds or as UD rookie FAs.
OK, not a definitive explanation there by me to make my case I admit it, but it's an impression I have about what OB is and isn't looking for in his linemen and I hope I'm wrong here, I hope our problems can be solved at RT with who we now have on the team.


There's different types of zone blocking..

You basically have 3 types...inside, outside and stretch...

I'd guess that most teams use some form of ZBS....I think Kubiak used more outside and stretch zbs which allows for more cutblocking and cutbacks by the RB....

Inside zone is more like power zone...IMO...

Stretch zone and outside zone oriented teams would want to have the athletic type linemen....while inside zone teams would want to have some guys that are more beefy...

If you run ZBS you'll likely have all three types in your playbook, but it's just that based on your personnel or opponent you may be running one type more than others....

I think OB might want to run more inside zone stuff with some outside zone and stretch zone barely mixed in...Just a guess on my part though...

But I say all that because a lot of people when they think of zone blocking only think of the stretch stuff. When they see a run that is designed to hit inbetween the tackles they don't associate that with zone blocking and sometimes it is zone blocking.

xtruroyaltyx
05-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Ha, he's a strange cat isn't he? Goodness, I had to stop following him on Twitter because on his love for wrestling and that dragonthingy cartoon.

I'm not expecting Williams to contribute much at all. I think he's Charles Spencer done

Yes...He is a strange guy...

And I'm not expecting him to do anything either...I didn't like his pass blocking in college (maybe he was injured) and if he's still having trouble with his injury then I don't know if he's ever going to get better...

drs23
05-27-2014, 11:14 AM
Ha, he's a strange cat isn't he? Goodness, I had to stop following him on Twitter because on his love for wrestling and that dragonthingy cartoon.

I'm not expecting Williams to contribute much at all. I think he's Charles Spencer done

After Doc Jean's postings (several) on the subject that's exactly what I expect. I don't think he'll ever see the field and will be an injury settlement kinda guy. Sucks because I had hope for him but recovery from microfracture surgery for NFL players to return is near non-existent.
See not only Charles Spencer but Chester Pitts as well.

Playoffs
06-01-2014, 10:19 PM
https://www.profootballfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/2014-depth-HOU1.png
[Chart last updated 5/28/14]

2014 Depth Chart: Houston Texans (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/05/27/2014-depth-chart-houston-texans/)
Notes

ē You might think weíve been a bit harsh on last seasonís first-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins, but in truth he didnít deliver much after a strong first two weeks of the season. He certainly didnít have much help from the quarterbacks throwing him the ball, but we want to see him up his game before moving him up a notch.

ē While the roster has two elite players, it also holds an awful lot of uncertainty with 22 players who are either rookies or players we simply havenít seen enough to fairly judge yet. How those players perform will be key in deciding if the Texans bounce back this season or not.

ē With the selection of Jadaveon Clowney with the first overall pick in this yearís draft, it looks like the Texans will move Brooks Reed to inside linebacker, manning the spot next to Brian Cushing. Heís struggled on the outside, but the majority of his negative grades have come from his inability to generate pressure, so perhaps the move will do him good.

ē Kareem Jackson has flashed the potential to be higher than just an average starter but, unfortunately, just hasnít put it together on a consistent basis. The player we saw in 2012 is better than that, but in 2013 he was far too up and down to be considered anything more.

Roster Battles

1. Left Guard

Ben Jones may have played 1,032 snaps on the offensive line for the Texans in his first two seasons in the league, but he hasnít been consistent enough with his play that a new coaching staff will feel comfortable handing him the starting job. They drafted Xavier Suía-Filo in the second round of the draft and, if Jones canít step up over the summer it wonít be a shock to see the rookie win the battle.

2. Free Safety

Itís still puzzling to me that it took so long for a team to snap up Chris Clemons this offseason, especially in a market that was hardly saturated with good free safeties. The problem for Clemons is that the Texans also signed Kendrick Lewis this offseason and, while Clemons has clearly been the better player recently, the team liked Lewis enough that they signed him a week before the former Miami Dolphin so heíll have to prove again that heís the better player.

3. Quarterback

Normally when you have a quarterback battle there is some hype around one of the players battling to win the job. That man in this battle is Tom Savage, whom the Texans drafted in the fourth round of this yearís draft. That should tell you all you need to know about this battle and, while heís unlikely to open the year as the starter, it wouldnít be a surprise to see him start a game or two late in the year if things donít go to plan for the Texans. Ryan Fitzpatrick, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum all took snaps in 2013, but all three finished the year with negative grades. Fitzpatrick is the favorite to win the job heading into the season, but if past play is anything to go by, we could see three or four players start at the position this year.

The Pencil Neck
06-02-2014, 10:11 AM
As a color-vision deficient person, it took me a while to realize the two colors that almost look like exactly the same shade aren't both Red: High Quality and Poor Starter.

I was scratching my head trying to figure out why they thought Newton was a High Quality RT.

xtruroyaltyx
06-02-2014, 10:25 AM
I don't understand why they have pleasant as being an average starter, but have Swearinger as below average.

HOU-TEX
06-02-2014, 11:10 AM
I don't understand why they have pleasant as being an average starter, but have Swearinger as below average.

Yeah, I'm not sure why Pleasant is ranked at all, much less as an average starter. I do like his potential though.

To me, Swearinger was/is nothing more than a box safety that can't cover anyone. He's young, so hopefully he an improve in that area. He also needs to keep his piehole shut until he can prove he can be above average, imo