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TXGRL
01-19-2007, 06:40 PM
Mock Draft from John Murphy, Yahoo Sports. Do you agree? :hides:

8. Houston Texans – Marshawn Lynch, running back, California. Head coach Gary Kubiak and GM Rick Smith will work together for the first time in the war room, although they spent plenty of years in a similar capacity while both were with the Broncos. Veteran leadership along the offensive line should be taken care of through free agency, but answering questions at the skill positions is much more difficult. A year ago, the Texans passed on taking a franchise quarterback or running back in order to upgrade the defense's front seven. They were able to find linebacker DeMeco Ryans, the Defensive Rookie of the Year, in the second round, but a sputtering offense kept them from competing in far too many contests. If the draft follows this form, Houston would be on the clock with a top-rated signal caller and a pair of workhorse backs still available. It seems like the Texans are content with giving David Carr one last chance as their starting QB to see how or what he has absorbed after playing one season in Kubiak's systembut rotating faces in the backfield has to stop. Lynch is just too good to pass up here, as he can run, catch and provide the big-play ability that only a handful of backs in the NFL possess. Adrian Peterson's name has often come up or been associated with this pick, but Lynch is a far better fit for the Texans' scheme because of his above-average hands. Also, both Kubiak and Smith saw the type of instant impact a rookie back brought to divisional rivals Jacksonville and Indianapolis last season.



http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jm-mockdraft011807&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

DenverBorn
01-19-2007, 06:42 PM
GBN says the same thing

http://www.gbnreport.com/2007projection.html

tulexan
01-19-2007, 07:24 PM
I hope they are right

kiwitexansfan
01-19-2007, 09:45 PM
I'm feeling the Lynch pick too.... because of all Kubiaks Offensive playmaker carry on... Lynch strikes as a more versatile weapon than Peterson.

texanfan2100
01-19-2007, 09:51 PM
This guy has Brady Quinn dropping to Miami at #9. That makes me VERY nervous. If Quinn is still on the board when the Texans are picking at #8, I will be on my hands and knees praying the Texans don't pick him. My god, I'm shaking right now just thinking of the prospect of Quinn being a Texan. Don't do it Rick Smith!!! Don't do it Kubiak!!!

OzzO
01-20-2007, 10:53 AM
I don't recall seeing some M. Lynch videos, so here's a few.

2006 highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxwFmss2EwA)
2005 highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agiNBv_cl5o&mode=related&search=)
freshman highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u954RitQV2Y&mode=related&search=)

hot pickle
01-20-2007, 02:16 PM
he kinda reminds me of a faster version of LT, the way he uses his speed and power, and there both smaller runnin backs, but i say its worth a shot, maybe can turn into the next LT, if the texans get a better line, but i wouldn't be mad at that pick at all

Texian
01-20-2007, 04:33 PM
he kinda reminds me of a faster version of LT, the way he uses his speed and power, and there both smaller runnin backs, but i say its worth a shot, maybe can turn into the next LT, if the texans get a better line, but i wouldn't be mad at that pick at all

IF you want LT you need to draft Lawrence Timmons.

keyfro
01-21-2007, 01:20 AM
i like the idea of getting lynch on one condition that we're doing so in a trade down senario otherwise if adrian isn't there at 8th i'd take reggie nelson

Wharton
01-21-2007, 10:28 AM
It seems like the Texans are content with giving David Carr one last chance as their starting QB to see how or what he has absorbed after playing one season in Kubiak's system but rotating faces in the backfield has to stop.God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

:hairpull:

Napa Auto Parts
01-21-2007, 12:02 PM
Lynch reminds to much of the great JJ Arrington im scared:stirpot:

Vinny
01-21-2007, 12:06 PM
Lynch reminds to much of the great JJ Arrington im scared:stirpot:
I'm wary of all Collegiate backs that come out of spread offenses myself.

Texan_Aggie222
01-21-2007, 12:26 PM
I'm not that scared of picking Lynch, he is more "pro-style" than JJ Arrington was. What I mean by "pro-style" is that he has the size, vision, and and break a tackle from time to time. All JJ Arrington had working for him was his speed.

I agree though the Lynch is the better pick than A.P., just as long as we trade down. Lynch won't go past Green Bay.

keyfro
01-21-2007, 04:04 PM
the difference between jj arrington and marshawn lynch is vast...lynch has the vision the ability to break a tackle and the speed...arrington was just a speed guy...keep in mind that you really cannot judge arrington either...edge james wasn't even able to run the ball in arizona so that really doesn't hurt arrington's case at all

cbnjwill
01-21-2007, 04:13 PM
i would be havppy to get a runningback in the firtst round but its all for not if we aree gonna throw carr back out there for another yr. i hope they are wrong this is getting old. carr has to go this offseason i dont wanna hear any excuses

Texans86
01-21-2007, 04:44 PM
Lynch reminds to much of the great JJ Arrington im scared:stirpot:

Didn't Arrington go to Arizona. Even Pro Bowler Edgerin James couldn't run there. Arrington might not have been given a chance to succeed. Of course I never saw him run, so I have no idea.

Luv Ya Blue 2007
01-21-2007, 11:01 PM
I don't recall seeing some M. Lynch videos, so here's a few.

2006 highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxwFmss2EwA)
2005 highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agiNBv_cl5o&mode=related&search=)
freshman highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u954RitQV2Y&mode=related&search=)

If we are in the yahoo scenario and AP, Quinn & Lynch are available, I think we have to try and trade back to 11-12 and pick up another late rd pick. However, I have two problems with this guy after seeing his interview with Cold Pizza on YouTube:

1. The guy totally looks like a THUG. I would much rather take my chances with AP who atleast looks as if he's a classy guy.

2. The only word I think the guy knows is uhhhhh. About 50 times in the interview "uhhh yeah uhhh".


GO WITH ADRIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D-Vizzl
01-21-2007, 11:28 PM
I guess my over usage of a du-rag and my propensity to state "know what i'm talkin bout" would probably land some unyielding stereotypes from you, but you can't always judge a book by it's cover or something like that.

Play on the football field matters, staying out of trouble and off drugs is important but no one ever said you had to be a rhodes scholar to play for the texans.

BeReal
01-22-2007, 10:00 AM
Lynch is actually a good guy. I've seen a couple of stories on him and his teammates, coaches, and fans seem to love him. Kind of reminds me of Chad Johnson, in a good way.

hot pickle
01-22-2007, 10:55 AM
If we are in the yahoo scenario and AP, Quinn & Lynch are available, I think we have to try and trade back to 11-12 and pick up another late rd pick. However, I have two problems with this guy after seeing his interview with Cold Pizza on YouTube:

1. The guy totally looks like a THUG. I would much rather take my chances with AP who atleast looks as if he's a classy guy.

2. The only word I think the guy knows is uhhhhh. About 50 times in the interview "uhhh yeah uhhh".


GO WITH ADRIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow so you dont want him on the texans because of what he looks like, now ill say that thats real classy

threetoedpete
01-22-2007, 03:39 PM
I'm wary of all Collegiate backs that come out of spread offenses myself.

The only thing, well not the only thing, the main thing...third and short in their bowl game I believe, he's one on one in the hole with a linebacker and he gets stone cold stuffed. That should never happen. He isn't Curtus Martin. He was "The" most highly touted running back coming out his senior season of high school. And as good as he was, he didn't meet expectations. He fits the need at RB to be sure. I think there is just some reaching on him that's all. I feel the same about Laron Landry. I have no problems with taking either one. I do have a problem with reaching on the guys. My basic Question is are these two guys the best two prospects @ the eight that we could get ? Or can we move down , pick up some picks and still get one of them ? There are only two front line RBs in this class. That might be enough to get someone to bite on a trade. In this class, I'd rather have the extra second and third picks myself.

threetoedpete
01-22-2007, 03:48 PM
Mock Draft from John Murphy, Yahoo Sports. Do you agree? :hides:

8. Houston Texans – Marshawn Lynch, running back, California. Head coach Gary Kubiak and GM Rick Smith will work together for the first time in the war room, although they spent plenty of years in a similar capacity while both were with the Broncos. Veteran leadership along the offensive line should be taken care of through free agency, but answering questions at the skill positions is much more difficult. A year ago, the Texans passed on taking a franchise quarterback or running back in order to upgrade the defense's front seven. They were able to find linebacker DeMeco Ryans, the Defensive Rookie of the Year, in the second round, but a sputtering offense kept them from competing in far too many contests. If the draft follows this form, Houston would be on the clock with a top-rated signal caller and a pair of workhorse backs still available. It seems like the Texans are content with giving David Carr one last chance as their starting QB to see how or what he has absorbed after playing one season in Kubiak's systembut rotating faces in the backfield has to stop. Lynch is just too good to pass up here, as he can run, catch and provide the big-play ability that only a handful of backs in the NFL possess. Adrian Peterson's name has often come up or been associated with this pick, but Lynch is a far better fit for the Texans' scheme because of his above-average hands. Also, both Kubiak and Smith saw the type of instant impact a rookie back brought to divisional rivals Jacksonville and Indianapolis last season.



http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jm-mockdraft011807&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

It fits the hole of not having a franchise RB. So who is the franchise Rb on the Colts Club ? Edge is in Arizona. Got prety ordinary there really fast. I guess the Caddilac in Tampa Bay was way over rated also. He didn't do very well this season. The cakners on this club is generating a rush and protecting the QB...any QB i.e., the o-line. Been that way for five years. Basic...the lines. Untill those two things get fixed, this is just icing on a mud cake. After five years, I'm tired of eating the mud pies myself. Franchise back isn't going to help as much as some of you are projecting. Seeing Lynch or All Day stuffed in the line for one or two yard gains has no appeal to me. I'm funny that way.

yourfavoritetexan42
01-22-2007, 04:47 PM
Didn't Arrington go to Arizona. Even Pro Bowler Edgerin James couldn't run there. Arrington might not have been given a chance to succeed. Of course I never saw him run, so I have no idea.

Great point, took what I was going to say, sometimes its not really players are busts, its that some players aren't put in the right situations. For example, we all know Peyton Manning isn't very mobile, I think if his rookie years he was put behind a horrible offensive line, I think he would have a whole lot of trouble, but he had a good offensive line from the start, and that helped him become what he is today. On the flip side, Drew Bledsoe was succesful in new england, but then after that never amounted to anything. He had such a good team that of course he would have success (don't make me start on my Tom Brady theory...). Thats why I think David Carr needs to leave, but I think he still could be a really good player here or somewhere else. (I am for not having him, or drafting someone to replace him in the near future)