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Smokedawg
12-16-2006, 06:51 PM
Here is a view of some of his hard hits. One is from last year on Brodie Croyle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvKaO78Ov2I&eurl=

Silver Oak
12-16-2006, 07:36 PM
I don't know his stats, but he looks to be a pretty big guy.

Texian
12-16-2006, 08:19 PM
Right now, he is penciled in as my pick for Texans #1 pic. A big guy who can go up against the bigger receivers.

Goldeagle
12-16-2006, 10:18 PM
Can he cover and read is my question? Glenn Earl can hit people.

Smokedawg
12-16-2006, 10:38 PM
He is real good in coverage. teams plan around him. he is kind of like DeMeco in which he is very instinctive and all over the field

Goldeagle
12-16-2006, 10:43 PM
He is real good in coverage. teams plan around him. he is kind of like DeMeco in which he is very instinctive and all of the field


I hope you are right because I have seen negatives on him

Did you go to LSU? That might make a difference in how I see your opinion of this guy (not that my opinion matters anymore than yours lol)

I still say O-line for rounds 1-7 and get lucky with 2 great players. I see that as a Premium and I agree we need a safety but AP (Andrian Peterson) will get a lot of run, and I dont want to see us wait for round 3 again before we address the O-line.

Smokedawg
12-16-2006, 10:55 PM
I hope you are right because I have seen negatives on him

Did you go to LSU? That might make a difference in how I see your opinion of this guy (not that my opinion matters anymore than yours lol)

I still say O-line for rounds 1-7 and get lucky with 2 great players. I see that as a Premium and I agree we need a safety but AP (Andrian Peterson) will get a lot of run, and I dont want to see us wait for round 3 again before we address the O-line.

Sadly no i didnt go, Baton Rouge was too big and im a small town guy in a town of about 3,000, so i chickened out

But i have followed him his whole career. he has been very consistent since he was a freshman, I agree 110% with you on the O-line though. we need a good strong foundation on both sides of the ball. I love AP, im just scared of his injuries, but hey look at Frank Gore he was always hurt at Miami.

Goldeagle
12-16-2006, 11:09 PM
Yeah, Gore had two blown knees, AP has a collar bone and a Knee I think, so he can still be something.

I love the Safety position so I hope we get someone who can cover and read the play so to speak. Im tired of watching either Earl or Brown take bad angles on deep balls and being late to give our CBs help

TexansCanes
12-16-2006, 11:51 PM
Yeah, Gore had two blown knees, AP has a collar bone and a Knee I think, so he can still be something.

I love the Safety position so I hope we get someone who can cover and read the play so to speak. Im tired of watching either Earl or Brown take bad angles on deep balls and being late to give our CBs help

AP had a shoulder problem his freshman year, high ankle sprain soph. and now the collar bone.

i would love to get laron, after watching him the last three years i can say that no matter what, he brings it every game and you can always count on him.

LORK 88
12-17-2006, 12:46 AM
He is real good in coverage. teams plan around him. he is kind of like DeMeco in which he is very instinctive and all over the field
I can back this up as well. I havent seen many passes thrown on him. Also, he is really instictive; I saw a WR run a 5 yard out where he was about 10 yards off, and he jumped it and just about picked it off (couldnt handle the pass). He is the AJ Hawk of this draft, the one player who has everything you want and is very low risk. He is the consistent presence we need at FS and someone who can be counted on.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 12:49 AM
He is sounding good

I still want an O-line

mexican_texan
12-17-2006, 12:49 AM
I want anyone from LSU in the first round...

LORK 88
12-17-2006, 12:54 AM
He is sounding good

I still want an O-line
I used to want O Line R1 or R2, but I just gave up and said screw it. Go O Line in FA or make it a R3 tradition. Kubiak and Smith know what they're looking for, I trust they can fix our O Line without it costing us more than we should.

mexican_texan
12-17-2006, 01:00 AM
Weary, Pitts, and Spencer are pretty much guaranteed a spot next year....if you want Winston at RT, we can keep Hogdon or draft a young C. We just need depth in the later rounds. Maybe a potential starter, but no earlier than the first.

As for RB, I'm not in love with this class. I don't see a DeAngelo Williams, a guy who is guaranteed to be somewhat successful at least, I think all of these guys are risky. I'd go no earlier than 3rd unless we get one of the big names in the second.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 01:02 AM
I trust them because they did a great job with the draft (VY or not).

But I still dont like Flanagan, he was a waste so I worry about their ability for free agency.

How does Landry stack up against Merriwhether, Griffen and Eric Weddle at the Safety position?

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:06 AM
Weary, Pitts, and Spencer are pretty much guaranteed a spot next year....if you want Winston at RT, we can keep Hogdon or draft a young C. We just need depth in the later rounds. Maybe a potential starter, but no earlier than the first.

As for RB, I'm not in love with this class. I don't see a DeAngelo Williams, a guy who is guaranteed to be somewhat successful at least, I think all of these guys are risky. I'd go no earlier than 3rd unless we get one of the big names in the second.

Well, we can't spend anything higher than a 1st on anyone, it's just not possible. Hogdon has been blown up every game he's ever played. He is not NFL starter material. Weary will likely shift to C if Flanagen can't handle it.

I see a few RB's that look more promising than Williams last year. I see AP, Lynch, Bush being better pros than Williams. I see Wolfe being a very good pro and better than Williams in a ZBS.

Smokedawg
12-17-2006, 01:08 AM
I trust them because they did a great job with the draft (VY or not).

But I still dont like Flanagan, he was a waste so I worry about their ability for free agency.

How does Landry stack up against Merriwhether, Griffen and Eric Weddle at the Safety position?

I dont think there is really any comparison. Merriwhether isnt anything special(especially after the fighting incident). I know Griffen has big stats, but Texas defense is no where near LSU's cuz LSU force alot of 3 and outs and arent on the field as much, plus like stated earlier LaROn started as a true freshman and the 2003 Nat. Champ. so that says something and has been consistent for 4 years strait. i dont know much about weddle.

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:08 AM
I trust them because they did a great job with the draft (VY or not).

But I still dont like Flanagan, he was a waste so I worry about their ability for free agency.

How does Landry stack up against Merriwhether, Griffen and Eric Weddle at the Safety position?

Landry is solid all around. He doesn't have a glaring weakness, but he doesn't have much upside. He is pretty much at his peak which is very good as is. He is as solid as they come from college. He is a very safe pick. Merriwether and Nelson are the big play guys. They both have tons of upside. Nelson will be the better pro, but may take a few extra games to get going like Landry. I don't see Griffin playing FS, and I don't see Weddle being better than what we have.

As far as FA OL go, look at Stienbach.

Smokedawg
12-17-2006, 01:09 AM
Well, we can't spend anything higher than a 1st on anyone, it's just not possible. Hogdon has been blown up every game he's ever played. He is not NFL starter material. Weary will likely shift to C if Flanagen can't handle it.

I see a few RB's that look more promising than Williams last year. I see AP, Lynch, Bush being better pros than Williams. I see Wolfe being a very good pro and better than Williams in a ZBS.

i agree on G. Wolfe he may be little but he is a beast.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 01:09 AM
I like Merriwhether (if that is how to spell his name) he seemed to have some ability to cover the slot WR and make some good reads.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 01:12 AM
Landry is solid all around. He doesn't have a glaring weakness, but he doesn't have much upside. He is pretty much at his peak which is very good as is. He is as solid as they come from college. He is a very safe pick. Merriwether and Nelson are the big play guys. They both have tons of upside. Nelson will be the better pro, but may take a few extra games to get going like Landry. I don't see Griffin playing FS, and I don't see Weddle being better than what we have.

As far as FA OL go, look at Stienbach.


Yeah, you and I like Steinbach (as in the other post)

Does Merriwhether give up the big play as well as make it?

Merriwhether is 195 how big is Landry?


This is going to be an interesting draft at the Safety Position between these 2 guys. You can almost see a dominant Defense if we get a GOOD Safety and a decent OLB to make some plays along with Demeco

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:13 AM
i agree on G. Wolfe he may be little but he is a beast.

Yes. He is undersized. He doesn't dance though. He hits the hole hard and without fear. He has top speed and can actually take it house. He is the type of RB our team needs. He is a second day RB because of size alone. He has produced consistantly for 3 years at least. He makes one cut and goes and goes hard. He has many runs up the middle for big gains as well. I think Wolfe would be a great lightning for Dayne/Gado/Lundy. I think all 3 of those guys do the same thing. We don't need them all, but we do need a speed/change of pace back and I really feel Wolfe would be the perfect guy for our team/scheme/projected round.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 01:15 AM
But can he take the NFL hits at 5' 7" and 177 lbs

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:15 AM
Yeah, you and I like Steinbach (as in the other post)

Does Merriwhether give up the big play as well as make it?

Merriwhether is 195 how big is Landry?


This is going to be an interesting draft at the Safety Position between these 2 guys. You can almost see a dominant Defense if we get a GOOD Safety and a decent OLB to make some plays along with Demeco

Merriwether has a wirey frame. His coverage is very good and he has an outspoken swagger to him. He is good enough in coverage to play CB and can hit like a FS. He isn't the best S on his team (Philips) but he is a very good prospect.

Landry has a solid build and is a hos.


Nelson also has a wirey build to him, and is the top FS in the draft IMO.

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:16 AM
But can he take the NFL hits at 5' 7" and 177 lbs

No one is asking him to be a 20 touch a game RB. We would use him as a change of pace RB. He isn't a legit starter, but with our philosophy and tendancy to rotate RB's, he would be perfect.

Texans86
12-17-2006, 01:18 AM
I will take almost any defensive player out of the SEC. That is a football conference there. They know how to lay the wood and play hard nosed football. I wouldn't bee too against that QB out of LSU either though.

mexican_texan
12-17-2006, 01:20 AM
Well, we can't spend anything higher than a 1st on anyone, it's just not possible. Hogdon has been blown up every game he's ever played. He is not NFL starter material. Weary will likely shift to C if Flanagen can't handle it.

I see a few RB's that look more promising than Williams last year. I see AP, Lynch, Bush being better pros than Williams. I see Wolfe being a very good pro and better than Williams in a ZBS.
When I saw DeAngelo Williams last year, I knew he had NFL type game. This year, I've seen more talented backs, but none with the type of running style Williams has. I believe that amongst Lynch, Bush, Irons, and Slaton, one will be in a Pro Bown in their first years, but I don't think any will be great in their first year. The only exception is Adrian Peterson, if he comes out, if he recovers, and if he goes to the right team.

Goldeagle
12-17-2006, 01:21 AM
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=413

Irons wont be a bad pick!

The safeties we are talking about

Merriweather
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=415
Landry
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=416
Weddle
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=421
Griffen
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=417

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:23 AM
When I saw DeAngelo Williams last year, I knew he had NFL type game. This year, I've seen more talented backs, but none with the type of running style Williams has. I believe that amongst Lynch, Bush, Irons, and Slaton, one will be in a Pro Bown in their first years, but I don't think any will be great in their first year. The only exception is Adrian Peterson, if he comes out, if he recovers, and if he goes to the right team.

Slayton isnt eligable. Bush has been injured this year so it's hard to judge. He has great size, balence, and deceptive speed. Lynch is a compact lightning bolt. He can break your ankles or run through you. He can catch run routes well too. Don't expect much out of Irons IMO. AP will be the best back. The closest thing I can find to compare him to is an oft injured Larry Johnson in college.

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:24 AM
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=413

Irons wont be a bad pick!

The safeties we are talking about

Merriweather
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=415
Landry
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=416
Weddle
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=421
Griffen
http://www.draftseason.com/index2.php?Page_Name=PlayerProfile2&id=417


you forgot the best one in Nelson.

YoungTexanFan
12-17-2006, 01:24 AM
also, if those are scouting reports, post them with the link in the scouting report thread. thanks.

mexican_texan
12-17-2006, 01:29 AM
Slayton isnt eligable. Bush has been injured this year so it's hard to judge. He has great size, balence, and deceptive speed. Lynch is a compact lightning bolt. He can break your ankles or run through you. He can catch run routes well too. Don't expect much out of Irons IMO. AP will be the best back. The closest thing I can find to compare him to is an oft injured Larry Johnson in college.
When I saw Irons, I loved the way he fought for yards. Willingness to get the tough yards might make him a goal line back, if not a regular in the running game.

Heywood
12-17-2006, 09:08 AM
every time i see LSU landry is getting toasted. jock-on-ground kind of stuff. these are typically big games against top-flight competition. as of now, i say this guy is incredibly overrated.

threetoedpete
12-17-2006, 10:36 AM
I'm not going to call Leron overrated. What I will say is I hope Rick Smith works a deal and moves down if they have this guy targeted. Personally, I'm in beerlovers camp now. IF there're going tramping with the second teired o-line guys, I wouldn't be angry if they stay put and picked up Branch.

Texian
12-17-2006, 10:47 AM
Garret Wolfe is to small. At 5'7" and 170 lbs he cannot be an every down back. His height and weight, both are working against him. If you look at the history of NFL RBs you will not find any long term success for RBs under 5'8".

brewhaus
12-17-2006, 10:56 AM
I used to want O Line R1 or R2, but I just gave up and said screw it. Go O Line in FA or make it a R3 tradition. Kubiak and Smith know what they're looking for, I trust they can fix our O Line without it costing us more than we should.

I want O line in R1 and R2. We need it bad brother. The O Line is where the Texans problem starts. If a team can't win in the trenches, they aren't going to win.....period. I don't see this team contending for 2 more years anyway so I hope Kubiak will be methodical about building the teams foundation.

threetoedpete
12-17-2006, 11:14 AM
I want O line in R1 and R2. We need it bad brother. The O Line is where the Texans problem starts. If a team can't win in the trenches, they aren't going to win.....period. I don't see this team contending for 2 more years anyway so I hope Kubiak will be methodical about building the teams foundation.

I agree. It'll be very frustrating with this many OLT prospects on the board this year watchin the '07 draft for three or four hours as they drift every where except where there is, IMHO, a dire need. How many years we gotta cringe on a third and short ? Anyone remeber first and ten at the 49 against the Packers a couple of seasons ago. One first down, one score, puts the game away. How long ? How many close games ? Inquiring minds want to know.

beerlover
12-17-2006, 11:16 AM
D'Brickashaw was worth a Top 5 pick just like Joe Thomas is this draft, but will he be there when the Texans select? No other offensive lineman is Top 5 material. SS LaRon Landry would be an excellent fit here in Houston but is he Top 5 material?

Janurary 15th is the underclassman deadline for going pro, less than one month away, then we'll be one step closer to making an informed, semi accurate Mock Draft or Top 32 big board assessment :)