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thunderkyss
02-13-2007, 01:13 PM
We're always talking about how bad/good our drafts have been. on another recent thread, someone said we should look at the number of 2nd & 3rd round picks on our roster..... suggesting that we had less than other teams....... & the more successful teams had more.

So I spent the most of my morning digging through old drafts, to see how we compare (in numbers) to other teams. What I've found, is that argument doesn't hold water.

& I figured I'll share the info I culled with you.

Since 2002:
Texans
2002
1, 1, David Carr QB Fresno State
2, 50, Chester Pitts G San Diego State
3, 66, Fred Weary G Tennessee
6, 173 Demarcus Faggins CB Kansas State
2003
1, 3, Andre Johnson WR Miami
3, 67, Antwan Peek OLB Cincinnati
4, 101, Domanick Davis RB Louisiana State

2004
1, 10, Dunta Robinson CB South Carolina
1, 27, Jason Babin OLB Western Michigan
4, 122, Glenn Earl SS Notre Dame
6, 200, Charlie Anderson OLB Mississippi

2005
1, 16, Travis Johnson DE Florida State
4, 114, Jerome Mathis WR Hampton
5, 151, Drew Hodgdon C Arizona State
6, 188, C.C. Brown SS Louisiana-Lafayette


5 #1s
1 #2
2 #3s
3 #4s
1 #5
3 #6s

15 players


Patriots
2002
1, 21, Daniel Graham TE Colorado
4, 126, Jarvis Green DE Louisiana State


2003
1 13 Ty Warren DE Texas A&M
2, 36, Eugene Wilson FS Illinois
4, 120, Asante Samuel CB Central Florida
5, 164, Dan Koppen C Boston College
7, 239, Tully Banta-Cain OLB California


2004
1, 21, Vince Wilfork DT Miami
1, 32, Ben Watson TE Georgia
2, 63, Marquise Hill DE Louisiana State


2005
1, 32, Logan Mankins G Fresno State
3, 84, Ellis Hobbs CB Iowa State
3, 100, Nick Kaczur T Toledo
4, 133, James Sanders SS Fresno State
7, 230, Matt Cassel QB Southern California


5 #1s
1 #2
2 #3s
3 #4s
1 #5
0 #6
2 #7s
14 players


Colts
2002
1, 11 Dwight Freeney DE Syracuse



2003
1, 24, Dallas Clark TE Iowa
2, 58, Mike Doss SS Ohio State
5, 138, Robert Mathis DE Alabama A&M
6, 198, Cato June OLB Michigan



2004
2, 44, Bob Sanders FS Iowa
3, 69, Gilbert Gardner OLB Purdue
4, 125, Jason David CB Washington State
5, 141, Jake Scott G Idaho
6, 193, Jim Sorgi QB Wisconsin
2005
1, 29, Marlin Jackson CB Michigan
2, 60, Kelvin Hayden CB Illinois
4, 129, Dylan Gandy, G, Texas Tech
4, 135, Matt Giordano SS California
5, 148, Jonathan Welsh DE Wisconsin
5, 173, Tyjuan Hagler LB Cincinnati

3 #1s
3 #2s
3 #4s
1 #3
4 #5s
2 #6s


16 players


Broncos
2002
4, 131, Sam Brandon SS Nevada-Las Vegas



2003
1, 20, George Foster T Georgia






2004
1, 17, D.J. Williams OLB Miami
2, 41, Tatum Bell RB Oklahoma State
5, 152, Jeff Shoate CB San Diego State


2005
2, 56, Darrent Williams CB Oklahoma State
3, 76, Karl Paymah CB Washington State
3, 97, Domonique Foxworth CB Maryland
6, 200, Chris Myers G Miami
7, 239, Paul Ernster P Northern Arizona


2 #1s
2 #2s
2 #3s
1 #4
1 #5
1 #6
1 #7
10 players

kbourda
02-13-2007, 01:21 PM
We're always talking about how bad/good our drafts have been. on another recent thread, someone said we should look at the number of 2nd & 3rd round picks on our roster..... suggesting that we had less than other teams....... & the more successful teams had more.

So I spent the most of my morning digging through old drafts, to see how we compare (in numbers) to other teams. What I've found, is that argument doesn't hold water.

& I figured I'll share the info I culled with you.

Since 2002:

I agree with ya. But I will say the draft isn't an exact science either. I'm looking forward to a Smith/Kubiak draft. After this BS CC has been feeding us this whole time I welcome the change. I can now look forward to draft day once again. With renewed hope......................

rickyb
02-13-2007, 01:28 PM
As a fan, I am terribly, teribbly EXCITED about this year's draft. No more Casserly, as one variable. Look, I know a lot of the fanbase has blamed the past sins on Charlie, but I wonder how much of the decision to pass Reggie and VY last year was related to Mr. McNair.

And I know the fanbase has a long proud history of casting blame on ownership (e.g., Bud Adams). Rightly so, in the case of Bud. He wore out his Houston welcome the moment he uttered, "Bum, you're fired."

Anyway, I digress. I'm looking forward to a Kubiak/Smith draft. In a BIG way.

kbourda
02-13-2007, 01:30 PM
No more Casserly, as one variable.

For me that's the only variable I needed! CC was too much of a gambler (as far as draft picks went) IMO.

Sco-tai
02-13-2007, 01:32 PM
Good work looking up some other teams. But what I think you'll find more significant is the number of picks we've had and the % still on our team, compared to others. THAT is where I think you'll see that 2002 - 2005 was pretty pathetic. I mean.......the picks given up for P-BUCH, the picks given up for trading up to get BABIN, the MILFORD BROWN & HOLLINGS supplemental picks.

Seriously...just look at our 2nd & 3rd round choices.

2 33 Jabar Gaffney WR Florida
2 50 Chester Pitts G San Diego State
3 66 Fred Weary G Tennessee
3 83 Charles Hill NT Maryland
2 41 Bennie Joppru TE Michigan
3 67 Antwan Peek OLB Cincinnati
3 75 Seth Wand T N.W. Missouri
3 88 Dave Ragone QB Louisville
3 73 Vernand Morency RB Oklahoma State
HOLLINGS
MILFORD BROWN

It's a like a junkyard of failed draft picks except for 3 players.

Now....if our CURRENT front office can repeat last year's quality drafts, then I think we'll be just fine.


:mario:

thunderkyss
02-13-2007, 01:53 PM
Good work looking up some other teams. But what I think you'll find more significant is the number of picks we've had and the % still on our team, compared to others. THAT is where I think you'll see that 2002 - 2005 was pretty pathetic. I mean.......the picks given up for P-BUCH, the picks given up for trading up to get BABIN, the MILFORD BROWN & HOLLINGS supplemental picks.

Seriously...just look at our 2nd & 3rd round choices.

2 33 Jabar Gaffney WR Florida
2 50 Chester Pitts G San Diego State
3 66 Fred Weary G Tennessee
3 83 Charles Hill NT Maryland
2 41 Bennie Joppru TE Michigan
3 67 Antwan Peek OLB Cincinnati
3 75 Seth Wand T N.W. Missouri
3 88 Dave Ragone QB Louisville
3 73 Vernand Morency RB Oklahoma State
HOLLINGS
MILFORD BROWN

It's a like a junkyard of failed draft picks except for 3 players.

Now....if our CURRENT front office can repeat last year's quality drafts, then I think we'll be just fine.


:mario:
I didn't count, but I think the Pats had more picks in that time than we did. They retained less, probably because the talent they had at whatever position was better than what they got in the draft.
Denver also traded away several first day picks, like Quentin Griffin, Clinton Portis, and Ashlie Lelee....... so the list is really kind of misleading. But those are just what they are, no explanation or anything, just numbers.

Honoring Earl 34
02-13-2007, 01:58 PM
I think a couple of years ago we decided that if you hit 40% of your picks you're doing well .

If you draft 7 you get 2.8 on average .

I agree with Sco-Tai about having more picks also I think CC really took a lot of chances I guess it was boom or bust .

Honoring Earl 34
02-13-2007, 02:03 PM
Draft History


2002
Rd Sel# Player Pos. School
1 1 David Carr QB Fresno State
2 33 Jabar Gaffney WR Florida
2 50 Chester Pitts G San Diego State
3 66 Fred Weary G Tennessee
3 83 Charles Hill NT Maryland
4 99 Jonathan Wells RB Ohio State
5 136 Jarrod Baxter FB New Mexico
5 153 Ramon Walker SS Pittsburgh
6 173 Demarcus Faggins CB Kansas State
6 190 Howard Green DT Louisiana State
7 229 Greg White DE Minnesota
7 261 Ahmad Miller DT Nevada-Las Vegas

2003
Rd Sel# Player Pos. School
1 3 Andre Johnson WR Miami
2 41 Bennie Joppru TE Michigan
3 67 Antwan Peek OLB Cincinnati
3 75 Seth Wand T N.W. Missouri
3 88 Dave Ragone QB Louisville
4 101 Domanick Davis RB Louisiana State
6 192 Drew Henson QB Michigan
6 214 Keith Wright DT Missouri
7 217 Curry Burns DB Louisville
7 233 Chance Pearce C Texas A&M

2004
Rd Sel# Player Pos. School
1 10 Dunta Robinson CB South Carolina
1 27 Jason Babin OLB Western Michigan
4 122 Glenn Earl SS Notre Dame
6 170 Vontez Duff DB Notre Dame
6 175 Jammal Lord FS Nebraska
6 200 Charlie Anderson OLB Mississippi
7 210 Raheem Orr LB Rutgers
7 211 Sloan Thomas WR Texas
7 248 B.J. Symons QB Texas Tech

2005
Rd Sel# Player Pos. School
1 16 Travis Johnson DE Florida State
3 73 Vernand Morency RB Oklahoma State
4 114 Jerome Mathis WR Hampton
5 151 Drew Hodgdon C Arizona State
6 188 C.C. Brown SS Louisiana-Lafayette
7 227 Kenneth Pettway LB Grambling

gtexan02
02-13-2007, 02:17 PM
We're always talking about how bad/good our drafts have been. on another recent thread, someone said we should look at the number of 2nd & 3rd round picks on our roster..... suggesting that we had less than other teams....... & the more successful teams had more.

So I spent the most of my morning digging through old drafts, to see how we compare (in numbers) to other teams. What I've found, is that argument doesn't hold water.

& I figured I'll share the info I culled with you.

Since 2002:

Keeping players around on a poor team vs. keeping players around on a superbowl caliber team are two different things. Just because we still have some of those guys around doesn't mean that we did well in drafting them, but that they were better than nothing.

Ole Miss Texan
02-13-2007, 02:22 PM
Great work, that must have taken a lot of time.

It's very difficult for us to compare the Texans to any other team in the league. I can see the argument your making but you have to realize those teams have been in the league a lot longer than we have.

Patriots for example..they already had their team well established. Therefore not all of the guys the draft will become instant starters like us. even some of their later rounds. Even the guys we got our first year of existence ...most were not good enough to start on other teams. We might still have a lot of the guys we drafted on our team..but that doesn't mean they are better than the other's back ups. we are just forced to keep them..any other team would have cut them by now.

We're still young.

thunderkyss
02-13-2007, 02:29 PM
Keeping players around on a poor team vs. keeping players around on a superbowl caliber team are two different things. Just because we still have some of those guys around doesn't mean that we did well in drafting them, but that they were better than nothing.

That's what I'm saying...... numbers wise, we're right there with the best teams...... but the numbers don't tell the whole story.

In another thread, someone had said, "our drafts sucked, look at the numbers of 2s & 3s on our roster....."

Well, just like you, I'm saying that argument doesn't mean a whole lot.

Our drafts may very well have sucked...... but the number of 2s & 3s on our roster isn't a good gauge to judge our past drafts by.

Ole Miss Texan
02-13-2007, 02:37 PM
I loved our 2006 draft. And I have a feeling I'm going to love our 2007 draft as well. I have high hopes for our new and improved staff.

DocBar
02-13-2007, 02:51 PM
Good work looking up some other teams. But what I think you'll find more significant is the number of picks we've had and the % still on our team, compared to others. THAT is where I think you'll see that 2002 - 2005 was pretty pathetic. I mean.......the picks given up for P-BUCH, the picks given up for trading up to get BABIN, the MILFORD BROWN & HOLLINGS supplemental picks.

Seriously...just look at our 2nd & 3rd round choices.

2 33 Jabar Gaffney WR Florida
2 50 Chester Pitts G San Diego State
3 66 Fred Weary G Tennessee
3 83 Charles Hill NT Maryland
2 41 Bennie Joppru TE Michigan
3 67 Antwan Peek OLB Cincinnati
3 75 Seth Wand T N.W. Missouri
3 88 Dave Ragone QB Louisville
3 73 Vernand Morency RB Oklahoma State
HOLLINGS
MILFORD BROWN

It's a like a junkyard of failed draft picks except for 3 players.

Now....if our CURRENT front office can repeat last year's quality drafts, then I think we'll be just fine.


:mario:
You can't discount the poor coaching and/or schemes these players were forced to endure. Gaffney is doing pretty OK in NE and Wand is still with the tacks. Not sure about the others. IMO, we've been severely outcoached the last 5 yrs., Kubes included. He was a rookie HC last year, so I cut him some slack, though. You have to match schemes to players, then put the players in the best position to succeed. THAT hasn't happened. Couple that with the questionable drafting of CC and you get our current mess.
:twocents:

Double Barrel
02-13-2007, 04:36 PM
Great thread, t'kyss, and nice research into it. :thumbup I'd give you rep, but I have to spread some around first

It's a very interesting analysis, too.

gtexan02
02-13-2007, 04:41 PM
That's what I'm saying...... numbers wise, we're right there with the best teams...... but the numbers don't tell the whole story.

In another thread, someone had said, "our drafts sucked, look at the numbers of 2s & 3s on our roster....."

Well, just like you, I'm saying that argument doesn't mean a whole lot.

Our drafts may very well have sucked...... but the number of 2s & 3s on our roster isn't a good gauge to judge our past drafts by.

Ah, good points then