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TexansSeminole
01-24-2009, 06:16 PM
Tonight @ 7 eastern on NFL Network.

45 minutes from now guys.

Who do you think will have a big showing?

I think James Davis is going to show some serious flashes in this game. He isn't at Clemson anymore, it's time to see what he does in a more traditional offense.

I also would like to see a safety show something in this game. I think Michael Hamlin will raise some eyebrows tonight.

LonerATO
01-24-2009, 08:27 PM
Jeremiah Johnson looks real good right now

nunusguy
01-24-2009, 08:42 PM
Where's my boy Raji ? I dunno, is he even in the state of Alabama tonight ?
White is impressive and obviously won't last beyond the second round but we've got bigger fish to fry in the 2nd, however maybe Kubiak can grab Bomar in the third ?

LonerATO
01-24-2009, 08:50 PM
I have been wanting Bomar for awhile and it looks like Ayers could be our DE in the 2nd and take a safety in the 1st unless we get a shot at a better DE.

nunusguy
01-24-2009, 08:55 PM
Rey-Rey makes a big pop !

Spled
01-24-2009, 08:57 PM
The Great Blue North Report - http://www.gbnreport.com/seniorbowlwrap.html
" B.J. Raji, unblockable from day one."

TexansSeminole
01-24-2009, 09:01 PM
Hamlin has made 3 special teams tackles, and one tackle on D.

Chung is probably playing the best at safety in this game.

I like Jennings, and I have always liked Andre Brown.

James Davis has been average.

Rey looks great.

stingray
01-24-2009, 09:50 PM
The Great Blue North Report - http://www.gbnreport.com/seniorbowlwrap.html
" B.J. Raji, unblockable from day one."

Wasn't amobi also unblockable at the same game?

LonerATO
01-24-2009, 10:12 PM
wow Bomar looked bad tonight and Harrell looked worse

beerlover
01-24-2009, 10:52 PM
thought key players had nice flashes -

most outstanding player that surprised me was Andre Brown, RB NC State, 6-0 224 power runner inside the tackles, made some money today (3rd rd. grade) as did Juaquin Iglesias, WR OU natural #2 @ the next level, should now get a solid 2nd rd. grade.

Happy for White he was good & gives teams some extra options but the rest of these QB's sucked, big time. Any team that needs QB help will be forced into taking one high (Stafford/Sanchez) or make a trade to aquire one. Bradford is a lock to be the 1st player selected next draft.

Oher struggles against speed on the edge. the OT's need more polish strength is inside Center/Guard as witness today. there will be a serious run on them in the 2nd rd. thats where the NFL ready value is.

Rashad Jennings still captures my imagination in the same backfield with Steve Slaton. While Jeremiah Johnson displayed real quck twitch explosiveness.

W. Michigan FS Louis Delmas. centerfielder with range, hitting ability & run support. has a lean similar body type as Ed Reed when he came out of Miami 5106 197. displays body language of a playmaker/intimadator cut & spec on for FS. he will be one of those ascending players moving up the board.

Blake
01-25-2009, 12:17 AM
Some players that I thought had a good game off the top of my head.

Pat White, QB, West Virginia
Andre Brown, RB, NC State
Jeremiah Johnson, RB, Oregon
Cedric Peerman, RB, Virginia
Brian Robiskie Ohio State
Alex Mack California
Max Unger Oregon
Eric Wood Louisville
Herman Johnson LSU
Robert Ayers Tennessee
Scott McKillop Pittsburgh
Brian Cushing Southern California
Rey Maualuga Southern California
Alphonso Smith Wake Forest
Ellis Langster West Virgina
Derek Pegues Mississippi State
Patrick Chung Oregon

Some players that I thought had a not so good game off the top of my head.

All North QB's.
Xavier Fulton, LT, Illinois
Juaquin Iglesias Oklahoma


Still got the entire 4th quarter to watch.

stingray
01-25-2009, 12:20 AM
Some players that I thought had a good game off the top of my head.

Pat White, QB, West Virginia
Andre Brown, RB, NC State
Jeremiah Johnson, RB, Oregon
Cedric Peerman, RB, Virginia
Brian Robiskie Ohio State
Alex Mack California
Max Unger Oregon
Eric Wood Louisville
Herman Johnson LSU
Robert Ayers Tennessee
Scott McKillop Pittsburgh
Brian Cushing Southern California
Rey Maualuga Southern California
Alphonso Smith Wake Forest
Ellis Langster West Virgina
Derek Pegues Mississippi State
Patrick Chung Oregon

Some players that I thought had a not so good game off the top of my head.

All North QB's.
Xavier Fulton, LT, Illinois
Juaquin Iglesias Oklahoma


Still got the entire 4th quarter to watch.

I thought Iglesias had like 6 catches for 80 yrds.

beerlover
01-25-2009, 12:25 AM
I thought Iglesias had like 6 catches for 80 yrds.

amazing he caught that many with all those knuckleball off speed dying in your arms tonight throws :juggle:

Blake
01-25-2009, 12:35 AM
I thought Iglesias had like 6 catches for 80 yrds.

You are right. I think it said he had 90 yards. When I saw him he was either getting alot of bad passes, or running bad routes and putting himself out of position to make the play.

Ryan
01-25-2009, 01:20 AM
Will there be a re-airing of this game anywhere soon?

LonerATO
01-25-2009, 01:59 AM
You are right. I think it said he had 90 yards. When I saw him he was either getting alot of bad passes, or running bad routes and putting himself out of position to make the play.

he only ran one bad route and that wasnt running the play out.

nunusguy
01-25-2009, 10:38 AM
wow Bomar looked bad tonight and Harrell looked worse

I felt sorry for Graham Harrell. And last nights game cost him a lot of money.
But I got a different take on Bomar. He showed his scrambling/athletic skills on a couple occasions and unlike Harrell he clearly demonstrated a strong arm. None the less, he had some screw-ups. Gotta hang on to the ball, especially when you're in your own EZ.

YoungTexanFan
01-25-2009, 11:27 AM
So I completely lapsed on this. Is the game going to be shown again?

Also, how did the USC LBs look? How about the Wake Forest DB's?

Ole Miss Texan
01-25-2009, 11:39 AM
RB Andre Brown looked amazing to me. I bet we end up selecting Kory Sheets from Purdue or Gartrell Johnson from Colorado St., just a hunch.

Peria Jerry and Robert Ayers looked impressive to me, Raji didn't do a whole lot. Not sure what the game plan was with him or how they wanted to use him in the game. But you'd think if he'd been dominant all week, you would want to send him in the backfield. Did a great job of shedding blocks and tackling the RB for no gain though.

Patrick Chung and Louis Delmas got me excited, I really hope one of them lasts to our pick in the 2nd round. I'd love them on this team. To get them we may need to trade down into the late first though.

The USC linebackers looked outstanding to me. I think they had a huge advantage to be playing with each other because they're used to that. I'd rather have Cushing as SLB than Mauluga as MLB and moving Demeco.

I'm thinking the #1 priority will be to get a stud pass rushing DE opposite Mario. If there isn't one available, we'll see how our board is set up and where the value is. Then look at a CB like Davis (not in game), Cushing for SLB, Jerry for DT or look for a trade down. Just my 2 cents.

TexansSeminole
01-25-2009, 11:43 AM
Well, I thought Chung played very well against the run, and played pretty well against the pass. Only allowed to play cover 1 and cover 3 so, the entire game was played with a FS covering the deep middle and usually the second safety was in the box.

Hamlin and Chung both played for the majority of the game, and they both played in the box and deep middle. Hamlin was less impressive in run support and tackling than Chung, but I still felt he played well.

The corners for the South team all played well. Coye Francies from San Jose State made a small mistake early in the game, but broke up a pass in the endzone where he was essentially alone. The FS had left to deal with a crosser and Francies jumped in front of a post to break it up. Alphonso Smith jumped a route and should have had the INT and the TD, but he dropped it. The commentators were quick to point out that he had 21 INTs at WF. He looked good all day. Ellis Lankster made a nice tackle in the game and looked pretty good in coverage as he picked off Graham Harrell on a deep ball that Harrell underthrew.

Pat White looked like he may actually be able to play QB in the NFL. He was probably the best QB in the game, he had a nice deep throw, a couple of runs, and he showed some nice pocket awareness several times. Cullen Harper also looked good at QB.

The inside offensive lineman for the South team (Caldwell, Wood, Green, Luigs) all played well.

Rey made some nice tackles and forced a fumble. Darry Beckwith was impressive, he showed good awareness on a few plays by staying home and making the tackle.

Rashad Jennings actually looks like the type of player that we really need. I believe they said he was 5-11 235, and he looked the part. He was physical in the game, and I thought he showed something. FB Quinn Johnson from LSU was impressive as well. He blocked and caught the ball well. He looks like a Vonta Leach type of player.

RB Andre Brown looked amazing to me.

Yea he has always been a solid, physical running back at NC State, but Mayock and Davis were right when they were talking about his injury history. He dealt with alot of injuries in his career at NC State, but I do like him alot too. Frank Gore had alot of injuries in college at Miami, but look at what he ahs done in the NFL.

Honoring Earl 34
01-25-2009, 12:55 PM
RB Andre Brown looked amazing to me. I bet we end up selecting Kory Sheets from Purdue or Gartrell Johnson from Colorado St., just a hunch.

Peria Jerry and Robert Ayers looked impressive to me, Raji didn't do a whole lot. Not sure what the game plan was with him or how they wanted to use him in the game. But you'd think if he'd been dominant all week, you would want to send him in the backfield. Did a great job of shedding blocks and tackling the RB for no gain though.

Patrick Chung and Louis Delmas got me excited, I really hope one of them lasts to our pick in the 2nd round. I'd love them on this team. To get them we may need to trade down into the late first though.

The USC linebackers looked outstanding to me. I think they had a huge advantage to be playing with each other because they're used to that. I'd rather have Cushing as SLB than Mauluga as MLB and moving Demeco.

I'm thinking the #1 priority will be to get a stud pass rushing DE opposite Mario. If there isn't one available, we'll see how our board is set up and where the value is. Then look at a CB like Davis (not in game), Cushing for SLB, Jerry for DT or look for a trade down. Just my 2 cents.

I think DT/DE have the advantage in 1 on 1 drills because they're usually better atheletes . You put them in a game and there's not as much space to operate in . On one play Eric Wood playing guard , whom Raji schooled during drills , drove him out of the hole for a good gain .

beerlover
01-25-2009, 12:57 PM
Well, I thought Chung played very well against the run, and played pretty well against the pass. Only allowed to play cover 1 and cover 3 so, the entire game was played with a FS covering the deep middle and usually the second safety was in the box.

Hamlin and Chung both played for the majority of the game, and they both played in the box and deep middle. Hamlin was less impressive in run support and tackling than Chung, but I still felt he played well.

The corners for the South team all played well. Coye Francies from San Jose State made a small mistake early in the game, but broke up a pass in the endzone where he was essentially alone. The FS had left to deal with a crosser and Francies jumped in front of a post to break it up. Alphonso Smith jumped a route and should have had the INT and the TD, but he dropped it. The commentators were quick to point out that he had 21 INTs at WF. He looked good all day. Ellis Lankster made a nice tackle in the game and looked pretty good in coverage as he picked off Graham Harrell on a deep ball that Harrell underthrew.

Pat White looked like he may actually be able to play QB in the NFL. He was probably the best QB in the game, he had a nice deep throw, a couple of runs, and he showed some nice pocket awareness several times. Cullen Harper also looked good at QB.

The inside offensive lineman for the South team (Caldwell, Wood, Green, Luigs) all played well.

Rey made some nice tackles and forced a fumble. Darry Beckwith was impressive, he showed good awareness on a few plays by staying home and making the tackle.

Rashad Jennings actually looks like the type of player that we really need. I believe they said he was 5-11 235, and he looked the part. He was physical in the game, and I thought he showed something. FB Quinn Johnson from LSU was impressive as well. He blocked and caught the ball well. He looks like a Vonta Leach type of player.

excellent breakdown!

Yea he has always been a solid, physical running back at NC State, but Mayock and Davis were right when they were talking about his injury history. He dealt with alot of injuries in his career at NC State, but I do like him alot too. Frank Gore had alot of injuries in college at Miami, but look at what he ahs done in the NFL.

he tweeked his ankle last few games of season, intersting note the 49'ers where 5-3 the last 8 games.

Jackie Chiles
01-25-2009, 03:03 PM
So I completely lapsed on this. Is the game going to be shown again?

Also, how did the USC LBs look? How about the Wake Forest DB's?

You were the one hyping up Alphonso Smith a while back right? I ask because I the more I hear about this guy the more I'm thinking if we go CB in round 1 he is the guy I want, quite possibly even if we keep Dunta. Anxious to see his workout numbers.

YoungTexanFan
01-25-2009, 04:10 PM
You were the one hyping up Alphonso Smith a while back right? I ask because I the more I hear about this guy the more I'm thinking if we go CB in round 1 he is the guy I want, quite possibly even if we keep Dunta. Anxious to see his workout numbers.

Yeah, I've been on his wagon for a while. I don't remember if I was the one to introduce him to the board (but I think I was) but he is one hell of a football player. I wouldn't be too anxious to see his workout numbers. He doesn't have good size or elite speed. None of his workout numbers will make you take notice, however, none of his workout numbers are why you like him. I think 15 is too high just based on comparative league value.

JWarren14
01-26-2009, 11:10 AM
Risers-

Pat White, ATH: He looked the best of all the South QBs and ended up getting the MVP of the game. It is a consensus that he will not be a starting NFL QB coming into the league as a rookie, but with his athleticism he holds a high value. He could be a big threat in the wildcat formation because he can do so many things with the ball in his hands. When its all said and done there will be a spot for him on any football team.

Robert Ayers, DE: This week in Mobile, he was quietly the best defensive end and had one of the best first steps of any defensive linemen. He still has to develop a larger repertoire of moves, instead of using his signature inside rip move, but that will come with time. Ayers was the most dominant defensive player on Saturday night. He used his quickness and strength against the likes of Oklahoma OT Phil Loadholt and Illinois OT Xavier Fulton and beat them off the edge with ease. Ayers finished the game with three tackles and 1.5 sacks, which earned him the Defensive Player of the game trophy. His play this week opened the eyes of many, and this once mid-round prospect has elevated his status to a late second, early third round pick.

Juaquin Iglesias, WR: Oklahoma WR Juaquin Iglesias ran smooth, crisp routes and flashed strong hands this week in Mobile. He was impressive in the intermediate game and displayed the ability to get vertical. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound Iglesias is a physical receiver who doesnít shy away from contact and does an outstanding job of blocking downfield. On Saturday, Iglesias did a nice job blocking downfield on running situations and was the leading receiver in the game with six receptions for 90 yards. Iglesias isnít a burner, and that hurts him in some ways, but his route running and quickness will score points with teams looking for a possession receiver who has the ability to break free.

Jeremiah Johnson, RB: he versatile situational star has shown great quickness on the edge and deceptive strength between the tackles. Heís also shown the ability to be a dangerous weapon out of the backfield, a skill he didnít have the opportunity to display at Oregon. Johnson had a strong game on Saturday night rushing for 22 yards on three carries and catching two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. The 5-foot-9, 198-pound Johnson is a small back, but this week in Mobile he assured scouts that even though he doesnít possess top-end speed, his versatility will be valuable at the next level.

Cushing, Rey Rey, CM3, LB: Unfortunately, the three-standout linebackers didnít have an impact on the game and seemed to over pursue on potential stops. Maualuga also over pursued, but he had the best game of the three, recording three tackles, and he forced Cedric Peerman to fumble in the second quarter. Although their best showings came in practice and not in the game, Maualuga and Cushing are sure first round picks, while Matthews is a solid second round selection.

BJ Raji, DT: Rajiís quickness off the snap and ability to penetrate inside created problems during practice for the Northís offense. But on Saturday night, when Raji faced the Southís offensive line, it was a different story. The Southís offensive line neutralized Raji and didnít allow him to be much of a factor. Even though Raji didnít have a break through performance during the game, the dominance he displayed all week did wonders for his draft positioning, and he is now a lock to be a top-15 selection.

Alphonso Smith, CB: Was the best defensive back at the Senior Bowl this week. The 5-foot-9, 193-pound playmaking corner plays much bigger than his measurements suggest. He has lock down potential and tremendous ball skills, which he showcased during practice. But when the lights were on and he had an opportunity to make a big time play, Smith came up small. On a 3rd and 4 play on the North 14-yard line, North QB Graham Harrell dropped back and fired right looking for Ramses Barden (Cal Poly). Smith jumped the route, extended for the ball and got both hands on it, but he dropped it. If he caught the ball, it would have been a touchdown. Even though Smith didnít have a standout game, he still improved his draft stock and could be a late first round pick. But it seems more likely that he will be selected in the early second round.

Andre Brown, RB: He had a great burst through the line, displayed patience and vision as he reached the second level, and had surprising quickness in the open field. Not only is he a powerful runner, but heís also been the most impressive RB in blocking drills. Heís not afraid of contact and will use his 6-foot, 224-pound frame to knock out an oncoming defender. Brown carried over his performance in practice into the game, where he was a factor in the running and passing game. He had 10 carries for 26 yards and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 39 yards. Brownís performance at the Senior Bowl will be one scouts remember as they head into the Scouting Combine, and if he does well in Indianapolis, he could emerge as a third round prospect.

Brandon Pettigrew, TE: The best blocking tight end in the country, and his positioning and strength was shown on Saturday. At 6-foot-5, 257 pounds, Pettigrew has superior strength, great lateral movement and uses his hands extremely well. As a receiver, heís not quick off the line and it takes him some time to build up momentum, but once he starts moving, he excels downfield. He displayed great field awareness during practice and found the opening over the middle and flashed strong hands. Pettigrew wasnít a target in the game, but he distinguished himself as the best TE in the draft and is a sure first round selection.

Michael Oher, OT: He was the most athletic and dominant tackle in Mobile. Heís quick off the snap, shows good lateral movement and uses his hands effectively. He has moments of inconsistency, but his ability to lock down the blind side and protect a quarterback will go a long way when NFL teams evaluate him. One of those inconsistent moments happened during the game when he was called for a holding penalty on a 4th and 1 situation. Clemsonís James Davis got the first down, but Oher got a hold of North DE Cody Brown (Connecticut), which forced the South to punt.

Fallers:

Graham Harrell, QB: The highly touted field general from Texas Tech struggled taking snaps under center, showed poor mechanics, didnít display a strong arm and was uncharacteristically inaccurate.

William Moore, S: After a disappointing senior season and an underwhelming Senior Bowl week showing, Moore, who was once considered a first round pick, has seen his stock fall to the second round. The instincts and playmaking ability he displayed as a junior Ė when he recorded 117 tackles and eight interceptions Ė are completely gone, and in Mobile he looked like an overaggressive, in the box safety type who lacks discipline. On Saturday, it was more of the same for Moore, where he over pursed on a couple of plays and left the game early with an ankle injury.

William Beatty, OT: If youíre looking for an athletic offensive tackle with quick feet and a nice frame, Connecticutís William Beatty is the one you want. But when you stop salivating over his athleticism, you will realize that he doesnít possess a mean streak, and heís not strong enough to stop a speed rusherís bull rush or a strong, technically sound DE. During practice, Beatty was constantly overmatched by the likes of Hawaii DE David Veikune, Tennessee DE Robert Ayers and Richmond DE Lawrence Sidbury. At 6-foot-6, 291 pounds, Beatty has the potential to be a very good tackle, but his lack of strength and technique to keep defenders at bay is worrisome.

Up and Comers:

Louis Delmas, S: Western Michigan FS Louis Delmas displayed great positioning and awareness during practice, and proved that heís one of the most physical defensive backs on the North roster. Delmas led WMU in tackles (111) and interceptions (4) this past season and showcased his skills all week in Mobile. On Saturday, Delmas played well at the line of scrimmage and in coverage and made four tackles. He received a lot of attention this week and will continue to rise up draft boards as we head into the Scouting Combine.

Shawn Nelson, TE: At 6-foot-5, 238 pounds, Nelson is an athletic, pass-catching tight end who creates mismatches with his unique blend of skills. He gets a fluid release off the line, runs good routes and uses his frame to mirror defenders while snaring a pass. Heís focused and disciplined, and showed those qualities this week in Mobile. Known more for his ability as a receiver and not his blocking technique, Nelson improved his blocking throughout the week. One of the most athletic tight ends in the country, Nelson should come off the board in the fourth round.

Rashad Jennings, RB: A former Pittsburgh transfer, Rashad Jennings impressed scouts this week with his quick feet, toughness between the tackles and his ability as a receiver. The 6-foot-1, 234-pound bulldozer is also a solid blocker and displayed the awareness to slip through and set up for a screen pass. Jenningsí strong effort during the week carried over into Saturday nightís game where he had nine carries for 41 yards. The biggest question surrounding Jennings is his straight-line speed. Heís not a shifty back and is a little stiff in the hips, but if heís able to run a high 4.4 or a low 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, he will be a late second, early third round pick.

David Veikune, DE: The 6-foot-2, 255 pound Veikune used his quickness and deceptive strength to gain the upper hand against the likes of Ole Miss OT Michael Oher and Tulane OT Troy Kropog. Veikune doesnít do anything fancy and isnít a technician by any means, but he has a quick first step and uses his speed and balance to get into the backfield. On Saturday night, Veikune was held in check and came away with just two tackles, but he recovered a key fumble. Heís an interesting prospect and someone you will want to keep an eye on at the Scouting Combine. Heís a workout warrior and could ultimately land in the third round.

My Dream Draft for the Texans, assuming we land Peppers in FA for a reasonable contract:

Trade Down get Cushing late in the first and an extra 2nd rounder, Draft Alphonso and Delmas in the Second, Andre Brown in the 3rd, Shawn Nelson in the 4th, BPA (5th, 6th, 7th)

nunusguy
01-26-2009, 11:40 AM
Very informative, good post JWarren14. Good stuff.

beerlover
01-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Very informative, good post JWarren14. Good stuff.

seems similar to what myself & other bloggers here posted based on our own impressions of the players. guess since its a professional source it carries more credence?

nunusguy
01-26-2009, 12:39 PM
seems similar to what myself & other bloggers here posted based on our own impressions of the players. guess since its a professional source it carries more credence?

Are you saying it wasn't origional ? I really didn't pay attention if it was copied from a pro source or elsewhere ?
BTW I usually pay attention to your thoughts on Draft prospects. I dunno if you played or coached but you seem to have more of a handle on things such as player techniqes than the rest of us.

beerlover
01-26-2009, 01:11 PM
Are you saying it wasn't origional ? I really didn't pay attention if it was copied from a pro source or elsewhere ?
BTW I usually pay attention to your thoughts on Draft prospects. I dunno if you played or coached but you seem to have more of a handle on things such as player techniqes than the rest of us.

this blogging thing can come off easily sometimes as rude, so I apollgize if it seemed as such. I always enjoy your posts & like guys to interject outside sources that validate what we're talking about in here so no worry's about J warren thanks for the info.

It is this, I was told by some high & mighty moderator years ago, before that site morphed into this site when it comes to copy & pasting its fine just as long as its referenced or linked, but what they are really after is 'OUR OWN UNIQUE, PERSONEL OPINIONS" in other words to quote Jim Rome, " Have a take & don't suck". I've always tried to remeber this, sometimes you can't help it I know you must verify a source or add the addtional information to support your opinion, thats ok too.

guess what I like to see more of is Texans fans own personel takes especially when it comes to mock drafts and such, too many of these internet sites parrot each other & just say the same things over & over changing up a few words here & there, heck we all do it sometimes. But I like to be out front of all that, express what I see & feel about a player always trying to be positive yet realistic based on the most crediable information of all, game tape. I'm still realtively new to this process about 4-5 years bent out of my frustration starting with David Carr, to demise of Capers 3-4, the 06 draft of Mario to last years trade down net of Steve Slaton & Duane Brown. its really great stuff, but like beer it can become an addiction you just see how much you can handle & how far it takes you :wesmantexanfan:

badboy
01-26-2009, 01:14 PM
I was disappointed to learn that game was on NFL & not ESPN. Thanks to all of you for info. I am puzzled about the not so good game of Raji. I have him going to Texans at 15 for now and I expect a great combine for him. Did his team mate Ron Brace play? I am also concerned that some think the new Dline coach will want to go with Okoye and TJ and Robinson as lighter DTs rather than Okam and a heavier draft pick. That has not worked so far and I see nothing to indicate the new coach can turn it around even with another DE.

I was please to read that Robert Ayers was the Defensive player of game. I really like this DE and his speed for a 270 lb guy. In one scenario, I have Raji, Shonn Green, Ayers and FS Rashad Johnson going to Texans. If it looks as if Ayers is working into 2nd round material, I go Raji, Ayers, Rb Gartrell Johnson and FS Johnson. And then I get to thinking about trade down scenarios. Yee Haw! I say.

badboy
01-26-2009, 01:39 PM
this blogging thing can come off easily sometimes as rude, so I apollgize if it seemed as such. I always enjoy your posts & like guys to interject outside sources that validate what we're talking about in here so no worry's about J warren thanks for the info.

It is this, I was told by some high & mighty moderator years ago, before that site morphed into this site when it comes to copy & pasting its fine just as long as its referenced or linked, but what they are really after is 'OUR OWN UNIQUE, PERSONEL OPINIONS" in other words to quote Jim Rome, " Have a take & don't suck". I've always tried to remeber this, sometimes you can't help it I know you must verify a source or add the addtional information to support your opinion, thats ok too.

guess what I like to see more of is Texans fans own personel takes especially when it comes to mock drafts and such, too many of these internet sites parrot each other & just say the same things over & over changing up a few words here & there, heck we all do it sometimes. But I like to be out front of all that, express what I see & feel about a player always trying to be positive yet realistic based on the most crediable information of all, game tape. I'm still realtively new to this process about 4-5 years bent out of my frustration starting with David Carr, to demise of Capers 3-4, the 06 draft of Mario to last years trade down net of Steve Slaton & Duane Brown. its really great stuff, but like beer it can become an addiction you just see how much you can handle & how far it takes you :wesmantexanfan:Hey Beerlover! I am with you on wanting personal opinions and why poster thinks as he or she does. I think a good many of these mock sites you can find on internet, copy someone's and claim it as their own. Everybody thinks he is the expert now. I can say with certain sincerity that it is a pretty good thing the Texans don't draft based on my opinions.

JWarren14
01-26-2009, 06:17 PM
this blogging thing can come off easily sometimes as rude, so I apollgize if it seemed as such. I always enjoy your posts & like guys to interject outside sources that validate what we're talking about in here so no worry's about J warren thanks for the info.

It is this, I was told by some high & mighty moderator years ago, before that site morphed into this site when it comes to copy & pasting its fine just as long as its referenced or linked, but what they are really after is 'OUR OWN UNIQUE, PERSONEL OPINIONS" in other words to quote Jim Rome, " Have a take & don't suck". I've always tried to remeber this, sometimes you can't help it I know you must verify a source or add the addtional information to support your opinion, thats ok too.

guess what I like to see more of is Texans fans own personel takes especially when it comes to mock drafts and such, too many of these internet sites parrot each other & just say the same things over & over changing up a few words here & there, heck we all do it sometimes. But I like to be out front of all that, express what I see & feel about a player always trying to be positive yet realistic based on the most crediable information of all, game tape. I'm still realtively new to this process about 4-5 years bent out of my frustration starting with David Carr, to demise of Capers 3-4, the 06 draft of Mario to last years trade down net of Steve Slaton & Duane Brown. its really great stuff, but like beer it can become an addiction you just see how much you can handle & how far it takes you :wesmantexanfan:

No worries Beerlover, I did take a majority of the text from Scout.com. In this instance I just wanted to give some info on some players since a lot of people probably didn't watch the Senior Bowl since A) It was on NFLN and B) It's not the most exciting way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I get that personal opinions are more wanted, and they should be. There is a lot of info out there for the draft and for the draft junkies the more info you have the more excited you get about the upcoming draft. The past two years I have thrown a draft party and it is becoming a great tradition (one of my good friends is a huge bronco fan so its been interesting these past few seasons with all the Texans-Broncos ties). Last year I had a spreadsheet of all the prospects, the team picks by round, team needs, measurables etc. As the rounds went by it was pretty entertaining to track it with the spreadsheet. I hope to make another one this year, but with work and being a newly wed the time I had last year isn't there this year. I hope to express my personal opinions on some players I would like the Texans to take after the combine and after I get some time to sit down and look over some info. Sorry for the regurgitation, but I hope the info will spark interest in some new players and give fans something to look into in this long off-season.

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