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swtbound07
03-19-2007, 07:58 AM
Everytime somebody talks about a value pick, they talk about hoping Kalil falls so we can take him and put him at center....what puts Kalil head and shoulders above the other centers in the draft? Is he the only one worthy of starter status?

real
03-19-2007, 08:32 AM
He'd be a good fit in our system....he's quick with excellent technique in the run game and passing game....


And yes....


He's the clear cut number one center...

bigbrewster2000
03-19-2007, 08:39 AM
Everytime somebody talks about a value pick, they talk about hoping Kalil falls so we can take him and put him at center....what puts Kalil head and shoulders above the other centers in the draft? Is he the only one worthy of starter status?

No he is not the only center worthy of starting, he is simply the best center. Personally I would wait until the 4th round and hope Dan Mozes is still there, or the 3 rd even. While Kalil is the best Center prospect most centers don't go until the 3rd round. The center position is just not typically that highly touted. There is usually only 1 center that goes in the first every 2 or 3 years. The main reason why Kalil will go that high is he can play Guard.
Mangold last year went simply because he is a beast.

kastofsna
03-19-2007, 08:42 AM
mangold's success helps kalil's chances of going first round tremendously.

bigbrewster2000
03-19-2007, 08:53 AM
mangold's success helps kalil's chances of going first round tremendously.

Yeah but Kalil is not as good as Mangold.

texans83
03-19-2007, 09:00 AM
kalil would fit perfect in our system bc he has been around the zone blocking system and he could be the ancor of our line for the next 10yrs IMO. I play that he will still be there in the 2nd round. It would be a great pick up for us and yes he is the best center avalible.

beerlover
03-19-2007, 09:00 AM
Ryan Kalil is tenancious, played @ USC in a Pro-Style set (with some pretty high rated signal callers) plays with sound fundamentals, keeps his pad level low, his quick feet with ability to move back peddle/lateral/downfield make him THE IDEAL FIT for zbs.

I really like his size @ 6'3" 299 lbs. his quickness/burst is eyepopping for a lineman 1.71 10yd. 2.87 20 yd & can get down the field with his sub 5 sec forty (4.96). Ryans no slouch in the strength dept either lifting 34 times which you can tell when he locks up/hand punches tackles in game film. he is not the vocal leader on the line like Nick Mangold was last year from Ohio State but technically Kalil is just as profeicent & skilled, yet faster & stronger.

I really would love for the Texans to draft him, but I dont see how cause he should be gone late 1st rd. if he creeps up early second its gonna make me nervous with all the teams ahead of us needing line help. Ryan also has experience all over the line. McKinney has been the best Center the Texans have had over the past 5 seasons, they drafted drew hodgdon 5th rd. 2005 but he has never panned out/injured & forget about free agency these guys are really coveted & overpaid.

Ryan is not the only Center prospect in the draft he is just the best of the group who could start very early on, especially if the Texans have a new QB (develop them together as a unit). my 3rd rd pick is another Center Samson Satele, Hawaii, very similar size but gets by more on strength yet also mobile & strong. I've brought him up in other threads even if the Texans don't draft a QB this year his QB @ Hawaii Colt Brennan would be my #1 pick next year for the Texans, just how good would that be if the Texans already had his center :)

kastofsna
03-19-2007, 09:01 AM
Yeah but Kalil is not as good as Mangold.
indeed.

Texans Horror
03-19-2007, 09:22 AM
I suspect it's not often that the top center in the draft would also be a great fit in the ZBS. Add in the Texans' woes at the center position, and you get the magical connection. To me, it's that combination of bpa and need. And if I click the ruby slippers and say "There's No Place Like Home" three times...