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Errant Hothy
03-28-2008, 02:35 PM
Just to keep track of visits and reported interest leading up to the draft.

The following all from;
http://www.kffl.com/team/18/nfl

Texans | Team to meet with B. Johnston
Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:36:28 -0700

Josh Buchanan, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Gardner-Webb DL Brian Johnston will be visiting the Houston Texans in the upcoming weeks.

Texans | Team showing interest Corner
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 22:13:20 -0700

J.J. Pesavento, of Next Level Scouting, reports the Houston Texans are showing some interest in Akron CB Reggie Corner.

Texans | Molden to work out for team
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 10:16:03 -0700

Josh Buchanan, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports University of Eastern Kentucky CB Antwaun Molden will hold a private workout with the Houston Texans.

Texans | Hightower to visit in April
Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:23:43 -0700

J.J. Pesavento, of Next Level Scouting, reports Richmond RB Tim Hightower will visit the Houston Texans April 3-4.

rmartin65
03-28-2008, 02:37 PM
Johnston would be a dynomite pick. One of my favorite small schoolers. Very fast for a big guy. I would like to see the Texans grab him in the 4th.

Molden is ok. Has the measurements, but on the Very limited tape I have seen, he looks pretty average. People get to wrapped up in his numbers.

Hightower is a RB/FB. Only saw 2 games, but he had decent speed for a guy his size. Good power. Not in my top 5 small school backs, but definately top 10.

TexanSam
03-28-2008, 02:39 PM
I want the guy that has the Texans logo tattooed on his hand!

Maddict5
03-28-2008, 02:54 PM
this should be an interesting thread to bring back once the draft is over

kiwitexansfan
03-28-2008, 02:56 PM
Reggie Corner is a awesome name for a CB

Insideop
03-28-2008, 04:48 PM
I want the guy that has the Texans logo tattooed on his hand!

I think that was Charles Godfrey. He'd be a good pick in the 3rd round.

Errant Hothy
04-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Update time!

The following all from;
http://www.kffl.com/team/18/nfl[/QUOTE]

Texans | J. Silva receiving interest from team
Tue, 1 Apr 2008 17:27:27 -0700

J.J. Pesavento, of Next Level Scouting, reports Boston College S Jamie Silva is receiving interest from the Houston Texans.

Texans | Dunbar receiving interest from team
Tue, 1 Apr 2008 17:21:44 -0700

J.J. Pesavento, of Next Level Scouting, reports Boston College LB Jolonn Dunbar is receiving interest from the Houston Texans as an outside linebacker.

Texans | Team sends representative to Arkansas State’s Pro Day
Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:46:06 -0700

ArkansasSports360.com reports the Houston Texans were represented at Arkansas State's Pro Day Monday, March 31.

Anybody know who they might have been scouting at Arkansas St.?

Trap_Star
04-01-2008, 07:41 PM
Silva needs a haircut.

infantrycak
04-01-2008, 08:06 PM
UAnybody know who they might have been scouting at Arkansas St.?

Tyrell Johnson--S--Link (http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/tyrell-johnson?id=2676)

J-Russ
04-01-2008, 08:20 PM
Tyrell Johnson is the guy who is moving up the board like a freight train. He'll probably go in the 2nd round thanks to his combination of skills.

http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2008/03/post_46.html

He has good speed, ran a 4.45 at the combine.He is physical and aggressive, hard hitter. A reliable tackler, and is decent in coverage, but have trouble in man to man. That's ok though because we're switching to zone. He's another smart player with high football IQ and is a team leader.

He's listed at SS, but would more likely switch to FS for us; obviously because we have like 10 SS already anyways. I'll take him in the third, if he around that long.

Maddict5
04-10-2008, 12:13 PM
brandon albert interview
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/interviews/brandenalbert/brandenalbert.html

Some of the teams I’ve visited so far are Atlanta, Kansas City, San Diego, Tampa Bay, and Houston.

painekiller
04-10-2008, 03:03 PM
http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2008/03/post_46.html

That's ok though because we're switching to zone. .

What makes you say that?

Reeves was signed because they felt he was unfit for the zone that Dallas ran and he would be better suited for the man on man the Texans run, so which one is it?

The Pencil Neck
04-10-2008, 03:27 PM
What makes you say that?

Reeves was signed because they felt he was unfit for the zone that Dallas ran and he would be better suited for the man on man the Texans run, so which one is it?

Ray Rhodes is known to favor soft zones. We started last year playing a lot of that sort of zone (although we ended the season playing more and more man-type coverage from what I saw). So everyone assumed zone was the type of defense we would play next year.

Then we sign Reeves and the idea is more man coverage.

So... who knows.

infantrycak
04-10-2008, 03:35 PM
Ray Rhodes is known to favor soft zones.

Maybe so when he was a head coach or DC, but here he is way down the food chain as Assistant Defensive Backs coach. I doubt he will be pulling the reins away from Smith and Hoke. Tweaks and developing young DB's are what he is here for.

J-Russ
04-10-2008, 03:57 PM
What makes you say that?

Reeves was signed because they felt he was unfit for the zone that Dallas ran and he would be better suited for the man on man the Texans run, so which one is it?

I said that because that was the thought that was going around after we signed Reeves and hired Rhodes as our coach. Rhodes a zone defense while he was DC, and Reeves is more of a zone-coverage defender. Putting two and two together most people figures we're switching to zone.

I shouldn't had made sound like it was official that we were switching to zone, because we don't know that unless we're one of the Texans coaches.

edo783
04-10-2008, 05:08 PM
and Reeves is more of a zone-coverage defender. .

Mmmm, that's not how I understand his play. IIRC, he is thought to be a press/man type of guy and struggled with the zone cover scheme.

J-Russ
04-10-2008, 05:43 PM
POSITIVES: Tough, hard-working corner best in zone coverage. Physical, likes to mix it up and displays suddenness to his game. Plants and quickly breaks on the ball. Willing run defender.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the quick fluid back pedal, slow transitioning back to make a play on the pass and lacks downfield speed. Lacks timing and usually a half step behind.

ANALYSIS: A competitive, tough defender, Reeves had difficulty playing backed off the line of scrimmage at Purdue and is better facing the quarterback in a zone defense. Should get looks in camp next summer as a dime back and special teams player.

He also ran a 4.6 in the 40.

Don't know where you heard that he was better off in a man to man coverage, cause so far I only heard that he was more suited for zone coverage. Also, wasn't the knock on him back in Dallas was that he couldn't stick to his man and was constantly getting burned?

TheRealJoker
04-10-2008, 07:19 PM
brandon albert interview
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/interviews/brandenalbert/brandenalbert.html

I heart Fat Albert!!!

painekiller
04-10-2008, 08:46 PM
POSITIVES: [B]

Don't know where you heard that he was better off in a man to man coverage, cause so far I only heard that he was more suited for zone coverage. Also, wasn't the knock on him back in Dallas was that he couldn't stick to his man and was constantly getting burned?

Most of the press coming out of Houston (http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2008_4534082) since the signing has stated




Reeves will play in a different system with the Texans. He'll also be used differently - in press coverage rather than off coverage. After scouting him, the Texans believe Reeves is better suited to the style they'll employ.

Or this one (http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl?id=2008_4524197)

Reeves, who said he played at 190-192 pounds last season, welcomes the chance to play in a different scheme.

"I like to line up on the receiver and turn and run with him," Reeves said. "We changed our scheme last year when Wade (Phillips) came in. Because we used the zone blitz, we (corners) played off the receivers.

"I also know that playing the run is a necessity. Teams are running on the perimeter a lot, and if you want to play in this league, you have to make tackles."

Errant Hothy
04-15-2008, 11:36 AM
Texans | Team works out B. Roach
Tue, 15 Apr 2008 08:38:46 -0700

Tony Pauline, reporting for SI.com, reports the Houston Texans held a private workout with Catawba QB Brad Roach.

http://www.kffl.com/team/18/nfl

rmartin65
04-16-2008, 12:27 PM
Texans | Team looking for a running back in NFL Draft
Sun, 13 Apr 2008 09:44:30 -0700

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans are looking for a running back in the 2008 NFL Draft. The Texans would like a back who fits the zone scheme they are using.


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per KFFL. Looks like a runningback. Anybody have any favorites?

Brando
04-16-2008, 12:45 PM
per KFFL. Looks like a runningback. Anybody have any favorites?

Justin Forsett in the 5th would be a steal!

Trap_Star
04-16-2008, 12:47 PM
<----:)

mussop
04-16-2008, 12:49 PM
per KFFL. Looks like a runningback. Anybody have any favorites?

Dont know if you are refering to the first round or not. McClain has stated many times that we would like to get a RB in this draft in the later rounds. He has stuck by his guns that we are going LT then CB with our first 2 picks or vise versa.

rmartin65
04-16-2008, 12:58 PM
Dont know if you are refering to the first round or not. McClain has stated many times that we would like to get a RB in this draft in the later rounds. He has stuck by his guns that we are going LT then CB with our first 2 picks or vise versa.

I did not specify. I dont think the Texans go RB in the 1st.

mussop
04-16-2008, 02:34 PM
My favorites in order are

Rashard Mendenhall 5-10.5, 225 4.45 Illinois
Jonathan Stewart 5-10, 235 4.48 Oregon
Ray Rice 5-8, 198 4.45 Rutgers
Matt Forte 6-1, 217 4.46 Tulane
Chauncey Washington 5-11, 211 4.45 Southern California
Kevin Smith 6-1, 217 4.49 Central Florida
Jamaal Charles 5-11, 200 4.38 Texas
Mike Hart 5-9, 206 4.67 Michigan
Xavier Omon 5-10.6, 228 4.59 Northwest Missouri

Errant Hothy
04-17-2008, 07:43 PM
Texans | Wells getting interest from team
Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:02:05 -0700

J.J. Pesavento, of Next Level Scouting, reports Ferris State DB Patrick Wells is getting interest from the Houston Texans.

http://www.kffl.com/team/18/nfl

El Tejano
04-17-2008, 09:00 PM
My favorites in order are

Rashard Mendenhall 5-10.5, 225 4.45 Illinois
Jonathan Stewart 5-10, 235 4.48 Oregon
Ray Rice 5-8, 198 4.45 Rutgers
Matt Forte 6-1, 217 4.46 Tulane
Chauncey Washington 5-11, 211 4.45 Southern California
Kevin Smith 6-1, 217 4.49 Central Florida
Jamaal Charles 5-11, 200 4.38 Texas
Mike Hart 5-9, 206 4.67 Michigan
Xavier Omon 5-10.6, 228 4.59 Northwest Missouri

Ooh, you said Matt Forte!!!!!!!!

281
04-17-2008, 09:59 PM
i heard from a source that we like mike hart a LOT and that we could take him in round 3...

:headhurts:

mussop
04-17-2008, 10:07 PM
i heard from a source that we like mike hart a LOT and that we could take him in round 3...

:headhurts:


I find it very hard to believe that we would draft a RB in the 3rd round that has a late 4th to 5th round grade.



On the other hand should we trade down to late first or second round Gosder sounds like a Gibbs kind of guy.

6. Gosder Cherilus, OT Boston College
One of the high risers after a good off-season, he's a 6-7, 315-pound athlete who destroys defenders when he gets the chance. He'll bust his tail to get better and will be coachable. The concern will be how well he handles a No. 1 pass rusher if he plays on the left side. More than fine if he spends his career on the right, there are concerns that the Virginia Tech games might have shown the real player he is.
CFN Projection: First Round

LZ,
Any thoughts on Gosder Cherilus from Boston College?

He's a little stiff, but he's physical and played better as a RT than LT at Boston College. Supposedly the Texans have snooped around about him but it surprises me because I'm not sure he can be an effective pass protector at LT and Winston is more of a RT.

281
04-17-2008, 10:23 PM
I find it very hard to believe that we would draft a RB in the 3rd round that has a late 4th to 5th round grade.

i don't wanna believe it either... but this guy is a pretty good source. we'll see, though.

Honoring Earl 34
04-17-2008, 10:36 PM
http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/features/comparisons.html

threetoedpete
04-17-2008, 11:14 PM
Well I called Cory Boyd about two months ago. I see no logic in spending a pick of any kind on something we already got...Walker is close enough to Hart it would be redundant. They don't have enough margin with five to waist any picks. You must be his agent or family.

Errant Hothy
04-22-2008, 04:38 PM
Texans | Team meets with Albert
Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:10:31 -0700

Dennis Dillon, of SportingNews.com, reports the Houston Texans met with University of Virginia OL Branden Albert.

http://www.kffl.com/team/18/nfl

threetoedpete
04-23-2008, 12:38 AM
Tyrell Johnson--S--Link (http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/tyrell-johnson?id=2676)

nd interestingly enough....Mayock just moved him ahead of the stud from Miami in his final S rankings.

kastofsna
04-24-2008, 07:06 PM
The teams that are showing the most interest in Boston College S Jamie Silva are the New York Giants, New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, and San Diego Chargers. He had interviews with the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks.

Houston Texans reportedly “love” Troy CB Leodis McKelvin and Tennessee State CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Wolf
04-25-2008, 08:57 PM
http://www.lcsun-news.com/sports/ci_9057122

LAS CRUCES —Former New Mexico State offensive lineman Mike Martinez said Friday he is hopeful of getting drafted or signing with an team after this weekend's National Football League Draft.

The 6-foot-4, 330-pound Martinez was a four-year starter for NMSU and played at center and tackle.

He recently worked out for the Buffalo Bills. He's also had contact with the Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins.

kastofsna
04-25-2008, 08:58 PM
hmm, Parcells like his linemen to be 4-year starters, i've noticed. wouldn't surprise me at all to see Miami draft Martinez.

Wolf
04-26-2008, 09:01 AM
not much has been said about a punter in the later rounds

http://www.macon.com/174/story/333696.html
Brooks, who averaged 45.1 yards and punted a career-long 77-yarder against North Carolina last season, said he has been mostly fielding interest this offseason from the Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans and New England Patriots. While he contends he'll be happy wherever he lands, Brooks said he wouldn't mind landing with a team like New England, a team that happens to have a rich history of success.

edo783
04-26-2008, 09:51 AM
Sooo, the kid wants to go punt for New England. They punt what, about every third game or so. Way to step up your game dude. :thisbig: