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stingray
04-26-2008, 09:20 AM
Narrowed to two from each position of most likely picks. Who do you want? I voted for Cromartie.

El cabezon
04-26-2008, 09:32 AM
Jerod Mayo.

NitroGSXR
04-26-2008, 09:34 AM
I honestly honestly honestly don't care who the Texans draft. They're going to be a Houston Texan and that's all that matters to me. Sure, there are some intriquing prospects but what the heck does it matter to me? I'm just a fan. I have no say in the matter. All I can do is give 'em my support.

:fans:

b0ng
04-26-2008, 09:34 AM
I voted Jonathan Stewart.

Yes, I know, we traded for Chris Brown in the off season, and that we have Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, Your Mom, and host of other RB's but I just like this kid. He's got the size, speed, and the ability to break tackles.

I thought about injury concerns, then I remembered he ran his 4.48 40 time with a messed up toe that he had surgery on afterwards. I also think he'll be healed up enough to do training camp, preseason, and then be able to suit up for the first regular game.

EDIT: raytex, I noticed you put Jeff Otah, do you think that Branden Albert might be a better person because he could also be there when we pick, and he is smaller and more agile. Just a thought. I don't think anybody here will forsee Jeff Otah coming to Houston to be a lineman in a zone blocking scheme.

RipTraxx
04-26-2008, 09:49 AM
Gimme Chris Williams.

Im tired of LT being an issue year after year.

RipTraxx
04-26-2008, 09:50 AM
Narrowed to two from each position of most likely picks. Who do you want? I voted for Cromartie.

That would be nice but for the second best corner to fall to 18? Man i'd love that.

vtech9
04-26-2008, 09:53 AM
Narrowed to two from each position of most likely picks. Who do you want? I voted for Cromartie.

I want Mayo, but since you didn't have him on the list, I'll take DRC.

ObsiWan
04-26-2008, 09:56 AM
While I know the "conventional wisdom" says we need a LT or CB; but I picked Mendenhall. If he's actually still around at the 18th pick that tells me that most likely all the top 4-5 OTs are gone so to pick the 5th/6th best tackle in that situation is "a reach". Also, most likely the 2-3 best CBs will be gone too. So in this scenario, Mendenhall is most likely the highest ranked player on the board. So I would pick him.

If Gibbs can work his magic with the OT we will most likely grab in the 3rd round, then Mendenhall -added to AJ and AD- makes our offense instantly fearsome.

Just think of those 10-15-20-yd <ahem> "breakaways" Ron Dayne had last year... now suppose that had been Mendenhall...

I know it wishful thinking because Mendenhall won't be there at 18. But if he is, no way do I pass him up.

mattieuk
04-26-2008, 09:58 AM
Williams. We need to fix the O-line, and start establishing a running game, from the front back. Stewart/Mendenhall would be a nice player to have, but would just wouldn't produce like they would without help on the line first (not to mention the help to Schaub it would give).

On a slightly different note...the NFL Draft is being shown on Sky Sports for any Brits. Good news kind of day! :)

ObsiWan
04-26-2008, 10:01 AM
I voted Jonathan Stewart.

Yes, I know, we traded for Chris Brown in the off season, and that we have Ahman Green, Chris Taylor, Darius Walker, Your Mom, and host of other RB's but I just like this kid. He's got the size, speed, and the ability to break tackles.

I thought about injury concerns, then I remembered he ran his 4.48 40 time with a messed up toe that he had surgery on afterwards. I also think he'll be healed up enough to do training camp, preseason, and then be able to suit up for the first regular game.

EDIT: raytex, I noticed you put Jeff Otah, do you think that Branden Albert might be a better person because he could also be there when we pick, and he is smaller and more agile. Just a thought. I don't think anybody here will forsee Jeff Otah coming to Houston to be a lineman in a zone blocking scheme.

I picked Mendenhall for the same basic reason you picked Stewart. If Mendenhall is gone (very likely) and Stewart is available then he's a great pick too.

b0ng
04-26-2008, 10:05 AM
While I know the "conventional wisdom" says we need a LT or CB; but I picked Mendenhall. If he's actually still around at the 18th pick that tells me that most likely all the top 4-5 OTs are gone so to pick the 5th/6th best tackle in that situation is "a reach". Also, most likely the 2-3 best CBs will be gone too. So in this scenario, Mendenhall is most likely the highest ranked player on the board. So I would pick him.

If Gibbs can work his magic with the OT we will most likely grab in the 3rd round, then Mendenhall -added to AJ and AD- makes our offense instantly fearsome.

Just think of those 10-15-20-yd <ahem> "breakaways" Ron Dayne had last year... now suppose that had been Mendenhall...

I know it wishful thinking because Mendenhall won't be there at 18. But if he is, no way do I pass him up.

I pretty much agree with you on everything except which RB we take. But yes, I think this draft will play out like a nightmare with lots of OT's and CB's being off the board by the time we pick.

EDIT: high five! we think alike on this subject!

Ryan
04-26-2008, 10:26 AM
If Mendenhall is there when we pick(and i doubt he will be), and we pass on him, i'm gonna be flamed up.:gun:

Htownsportsfan
04-26-2008, 10:33 AM
Due to the way the question was asked "Who do you want" I WANT Mendenhall, but the bigger question in my mind is who do the Texans NEED the most?

That said Williams is my choice, its not sexy, its not real exicting but it will help keep Schaub upright and Schuab with time to throw deep to AJ and AD is exciting! Plus with Gibbs in control of the O'Line the running game will improve drastically and mabe the Texans can pick upi a Rice or someone later in the draft for some excitement. That said however Kubiak loves Taylor and seems to believe he can provide the exictement in the running game. After the last two years of watching Smith and Kubes evaluate talent who am I to doubt them!

ObsiWan
04-26-2008, 10:35 AM
If Mendenhall is there when we pick(and i doubt he will be), and we pass on him, i'm gonna be flamed up.:gun:

No doubt.

ESPN is reporting that St. Louis will pick Chris Long with the #2 pick. Its looking like OL and DL are the "sexy" pick this year.

Commme onnnnn 2 o'clock
:)

Htownsportsfan
04-26-2008, 10:38 AM
No doubt.

ESPN is reporting that St. Louis will pick Chris Long with the #2 pick. Its looking like OL and DL are the "sexy" pick this year.

Commme onnnnn 2 o'clock
:)

Those are the sexy picks every year!! The ole saying "Games are won and lost in the trenches" was not just created by some lineman its the damn truth!

ObsiWan
04-26-2008, 10:58 AM
Those are the sexy picks every year!! The ole saying "Games are won and lost in the trenches" was not just created by some lineman its the damn truth!

No argument from me on that truism. Its just that teams don't always make moves with their brains. For example, with the number of sacks Oakland gave up last year, I would have been all over offensive linemen. What did they do, pick a suspect (IHMO) QB who did absolutely NOTHING for them last year.

I'm afraid that by the time we pick, the top 4-5 OL will be gone. I'd rather take a OL in a later round than pay first round money for a 2nd/3rd round talent just to say we picked a 1st round OT.

I guess another way to put it is to ask: If we're stuck with the 5th/6th best OL because the other guys are off the board, is that guy really "two rounds better" than someone we could get in the 3rd round. And is that guy worth passing on a stud RB or OLB just to say we picked a 1st round lineman?

Not in my mind.

Thorn
04-26-2008, 11:07 AM
I'm not sure of the positions of a couple of those guys, but I do know Chris Williams is a LT, so I voted for him.

kastofsna
04-26-2008, 12:38 PM
went BPA with Otah.

Second Honeymoon
04-26-2008, 12:40 PM
Write In Vote for Keith Rivers
if he isn't around at #18 then Jared Mayo

Brando
04-26-2008, 12:43 PM
Write In Vote for Keith Rivers
if he isn't around at #18 then Jared Mayo

If you haven't noticed LZ's latest Mock you will be happy.

IlliniJen
04-26-2008, 12:45 PM
If Mendenhall is there when we pick(and i doubt he will be), and we pass on him, i'm gonna be flamed up.:gun:

+1 to that.

I would love to see our offense feature an Illinois player. Double my loyalty.

Trail.Blazr
04-26-2008, 01:02 PM
Chris Williams. I don't like it, but with 5 picks this year, and only 1 in the first two rounds, I feel we only have one pick that you can assure aquiring a talent that will redefine a part of the Texans game. If not OL, then make it a PUNter, as I feel that if the line doesn't protect the QB or open holes for the our backs any better than the past seasons, we may as well draft a PUNter.

Mendenhall will not fall to 18 but for arguement sakes, if he did, he's no more certain to have an impact than anyone else we already have in the backfield if they don't have running lanes.

The remaining 4 picks are hopefull gambles.

Here is a list of potential ranked picks before and after our 2nd, 79th overall selection. Tell me one player from here that will replace our current starters? I'm no expert, so if you know of one, state your case, as it may change how I feel, but if not, I'm saying OL is a must.


Tier Seven (61-70): Tyvon Branch, CB, Connecticut; Duane Brown, OL, Virginia Tech; Oniel Cousins, OL, UTEP; Tavares Gooden, LB, Miami (Fla.); Dexter Jackson, WR/KR, Appalachian State; Tyrell Johnson, S, Arkansas State; Jason Jones, DL, Eastern Michigan; DaJuan Morgan, S, N.C. State; Kevin Smith, RB, Central Florida; Terrence Wheatley, CB, Colorado.

Tier Eight (71-80): Donnie Avery, WR, Houston; Martellus Bennett, TE, Texas A&M; Tashard Choice, RB, Georgia Tech; Brad Cottam, TE, Tennessee; Jordon Dizon, LB, Colorado; Matthew Forte, RB, Tulane; Dre Moore, DL, Maryland; Eddie Royal, WR/KR, Virginia Tech; Terrell Thomas, CB, USC; Jeremy Zuttah, G, Rutgers.

Tier Nine (81-90): Earl Bennett, WR, Vanderbilt; Andre Caldwell, WR, Florida; Anthonty Collins, OL, Kansas; Early Doucet, WR, LSU; Andre Fluellen, DL, Florida State; Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa; John Greco, OL, Toledo; Erin Henderson, LB, Maryland; Mike McGlynn, OT, Pittsburgh; Reggie Smith, S, Oklahoma.

Tier 10 (91-100): Josha Barrett, S, Arizona State; Shawn Crable, DE/LB, Michigan; Thomas DeCoud, S, California; Chris Ellis, DE/LB, Virginia Tech; Stanford Keglar, LB, Purdue; Josh Morgan, WR, Virginia Tech; Carl Nicks, OL, Nebraska; Steve Slaton, RB, West Virginia; Craig Stevens, TE, California; Tom Zbikowski, S, Notre Dame.


This year's draft will be one of the Texan's sleepiest ever.

Edit: In retrospect, my blocking any better comments seem harsh as to say they have done terrible, which isn't true. My intent of the statement is geared toward indicating that if one major improvement can be made anywhere, it's the LT that will allow what we already have at skill postions reap the rewards and also have a greater impact.