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srrono
01-27-2012, 04:51 PM
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/mock-drafts/bucky-brooks/75000?campaign=Twitter_news

Got HOU taking NT Dontari Poe

badboy
01-27-2012, 05:45 PM
If I were Browns, I'd draft RG3 & his Baylor WR Wright and trade McCoy or keep him one year if contract restrains a trade

mussop
01-27-2012, 10:53 PM
If they want RG111 they better trade up!

Carr Bombed
01-27-2012, 11:17 PM
It just shows he doesn't know our needs. He only has 3 WRs going ahead of that pick and in a very deep WR draft, there's no way in hell Hou passes on a WR if that happens.

Houston is taking WR round 1. It's really the only glaring need on this team.

dream_team
01-28-2012, 12:01 AM
Houston is taking WR round 1. It's really the only glaring need on this team.

Assuming we re-sign both Myers & Briesel.

badboy
01-28-2012, 12:17 AM
It just shows he doesn't know our needs. He only has 3 WRs going ahead of that pick and in a very deep WR draft, there's no way in hell Hou passes on a WR if that happens.

Houston is taking WR round 1. It's really the only glaring need on this team.Not sure I agree; Poe in first with Dwight Jones in 2nd and either Broyles or Jordan White in 4th would meet our needs imo. In fact I just created a mock exactly like this with either a OG or DT/DE in 3rd.

Wolf6151
01-28-2012, 01:20 AM
If I were Browns, I'd draft RG3 & his Baylor WR Wright and trade McCoy or keep him one year if contract restrains a trade

Colt McCoy is a nice guy and might be a decent backup someday but I agree with BB here, the Browns would be foolish to pass on RGIII. McCoy is decent but he's no RGIII.

WolverineFan
01-28-2012, 03:15 AM
Impressions....

The Rams would be fools to take Blackmon instead of Kalil. They need a LT bad and they need to upgrade their O-Line before they kill Bradford.

No way Griffin falls to #6. I expect one of St. Louis and Minnesota to trade out and someone take him #2 or #3. If the Rams take Kalil then I think the Vikings trade out or the Rams could trade out and take Jonathan Martin a little farther down.

Browns seems like a reach at #12 and Seattle has other needs.

I love Wilson, but would be surprised if he went as high as #21.

Hate the Poe pick, especially with the pick of the litter available at WR and more talented, ableit smaller, NT's available. Should take Sanu in 1st and NT in 2nd.

ObsiWan
01-28-2012, 08:12 AM
I agree with Wolverine... As much of a stud as Blackmon is, St. Louis needs to get Kalil to protect Bradford. Doesn't do a lot of good to have a stud WR if your QB can't stay upright long enough to hit him (reference A.J. and HWWNBN). They can find a decent WR in the second round.

And I'll bet Stephen Jackson will appreciate that selection also.

Lastly, if Alshon Jeffery is still available at 26, that's who we'll end up with. Wade got enough "welcome aboard" gifts last year.

playa465
01-28-2012, 10:36 AM
The Rams are in a tough spot, conventional wisdom says build that o-line to protect your interests. They tried to get their LT in 2009 with Jason Smith but that didn't turn out too well. They may as well go in full rebuild mold on the offense with OL and also get something for Steven Jackson while he still has value. Fisher should have the team above average in about 3 yrs.

Rey
01-28-2012, 10:54 AM
Not sure I agree; Poe in first with Dwight Jones in 2nd and either Broyles or Jordan White in 4th would meet our needs imo. In fact I just created a mock exactly like this with either a OG or DT/DE in 3rd.

I agree.

But I think it's just going to come down to how they have guys rated.

If a guy they have rated much higher than the other guys available falls then I think that will be our pick, save for a few positions.

If they have Poe and a WR both rated about the same I think we'll go WR. If they have the WR's rated as studs then I don't think we'll see Poe...

The draft this year will definitely be a lot more fun than it's been in the past.

beerlover
01-28-2012, 11:14 AM
Impressions....

The Rams would be fools to take Blackmon instead of Kalil. They need a LT bad and they need to upgrade their O-Line before they kill Bradford.

No way Griffin falls to #6. I expect one of St. Louis and Minnesota to trade out and someone take him #2 or #3. If the Rams take Kalil then I think the Vikings trade out or the Rams could trade out and take Jonathan Martin a little farther down.

Browns seems like a reach at #12 and Seattle has other needs.

I love Wilson, but would be surprised if he went as high as #21.

Hate the Poe pick, especially with the pick of the litter available at WR and more talented, ableit smaller, NT's available. Should take Sanu in 1st and NT in 2nd.

Much easier to add OL talent early 2nd than a premier WR like Blackmon.

WolverineFan
01-28-2012, 12:40 PM
Much easier to add OL talent early 2nd than a premier WR like Blackmon.

That O-Line is horrible. Add Kalil and move Saffold to RT and they're set at OT for years. Take whatever WR is left at the top of the 2nd round (Jeffery or Sanu, maybe Reuben Randle). I think Blackmon is overrated. Best WR in this class, but not a top 5 talent. Kalil is and they need a LT bad. I'm always in favor of building the lines before you go to the skill positions.

panamamyers
01-28-2012, 01:40 PM
The farther down the draft board you go, the more questions the potential draft pick has. Receiver is the position where we need to really optimize our chances of choosing the correct guy.

We can stand to miss on a NT or OG.

We NEED that receiver we take to be starting caliber, preferably this year.

kiwitexansfan
01-28-2012, 03:40 PM
Who is BPA?

Isn't that the question on a team that bad?

You need elite talent to compete in 5 years time when the whole team is ready.

Sacrificing elite talent now, for need will only end in mediocrity.

Carr Bombed
01-28-2012, 03:51 PM
Not sure I agree; Poe in first with Dwight Jones in 2nd and either Broyles or Jordan White in 4th would meet our needs imo. In fact I just created a mock exactly like this with either a OG or DT/DE in 3rd.

What is a bigger need on this team... NT or WR? Every team that says they don't draft for need and draft for BAP is full of crap (unless you're in the top 5 and have a "franchise player" staring you in the face). Everybody drafts for needs and Houston will most likely do the same. WR is going to be the 1st round pick here. The Texans had a top notch defense and a top notch unit against the run with Shaun Cody at NT... although it's something that needs to be addressed, it isn't a glaring need for them and I think the fans have made it more of a need than the team actually feels that it is.

ObsiWan
01-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Much easier to add OL talent early 2nd than a premier WR like Blackmon.

What's more valuable... a "premier" WR to throw to or a stud O-line that give you time to make your throws?

Having lived thru the HWWNBN years and seeing the offensive success our current O-line provided to Schaub, Foster, et. al., I'm going stud O-line. But that's just me.

beerlover
01-28-2012, 06:28 PM
What's more valuable... a "premier" WR to throw to or a stud O-line that give you time to make your throws?

Having lived thru the HWWNBN years and seeing the offensive success our current O-line provided to Schaub, Foster, et. al., I'm going stud O-line. But that's just me.

Yes, but your forgetting a couple things. One, Texans OL is no longer holy like Swiss cheese. Two, there is a huge hole @ WR after Andre Johnson & this applies to any other team as well.

Carr Bombed
01-28-2012, 06:43 PM
Yes, but your forgetting a couple things. One, Texans OL is no longer holy like Swiss cheese. Two, there is a huge hole @ WR after Andre Johnson & this applies to any other team as well.

I think he was talking about the Rams and not Houston.

Dutchrudder
01-28-2012, 06:58 PM
I'm not sure what the conversation above is about, but look at the 2009 Arizona Cardinals. Their defense was nowhere near as good as ours is right now, and they were able to blow away the playoff competition with Boldin, Fitz and some role players around Warner. They had a good o-line to protect the QB, something the Texans will have if they retain Myers and Brisiel, and are only missing an Anquan Boldin. If we got a guy like Jeffery, Floyd or Sanu, teams will double up AJ leaving that other WR open. Or they will double the #2 guy and we can throw to AJ 1 on 1. Or they double both of them and let Foster or OD slip out uncovered. It will be a nightmare for defenses if we get a legit #2. It's certainly the biggest hole in our team assuming Schaub can play next year.

ObsiWan
01-28-2012, 07:36 PM
Yes, but your forgetting a couple things. One, Texans OL is no longer holy like Swiss cheese. Two, there is a huge hole @ WR after Andre Johnson & this applies to any other team as well.

Let me be more clear on my point.

I think that St. Louis would be better served bolstering their O-line by drafting Kalil as opposed to going for the stud WR in Justin Blackmon.

I used the pre-Schaub Texans as an example for when we had a stud WR in A.J. but couldn't keep D.C. upright long enough to consistently and effectively get him the ball.
AND a stud OT cannot help but improve things for their workhorse RB, Stephen Jackson.

Regarding our draft strategy, there's no question that getting a stud WR (or two - the 2nd one to return punts) should be tops on our shopping list. We're pretty much drafting for quality depth everywhere else.

That's all I'm saying. Sorry for any confusion.

beerlover
01-28-2012, 07:53 PM
Let me be more clear on my point.

I think that St. Louis would be better served bolstering their O-line by drafting Kalil as opposed to going for the stud WR in Justin Blackmon.

I used the pre-Schaub Texans as an example for when we had a stud WR in A.J. but couldn't keep D.C. upright long enough to consistently and effectively get him the ball.
AND a stud OT cannot help but improve things for their workhorse RB, Stephen Jackson.

Regarding our draft strategy, there's no question that getting a stud WR (or two - the 2nd one to return punts) should be tops on our shopping list. We're pretty much drafting for quality depth everywhere else.

That's all I'm saying. Sorry for any confusion.

Duane Brown is proof that you can address LT much later & be successful. Blackmon, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Calvin Jones & Andre Johnson are difference playmakers.

badboy
01-28-2012, 08:18 PM
What is a bigger need on this team... NT or WR? Every team that says they don't draft for need and draft for BAP is full of crap (unless you're in the top 5 and have a "franchise player" staring you in the face). Everybody drafts for needs and Houston will most likely do the same. WR is going to be the 1st round pick here. The Texans had a top notch defense and a top notch unit against the run with Shaun Cody at NT... although it's something that needs to be addressed, it isn't a glaring need for them and I think the fans have made it more of a need than the team actually feels that it is.If Kendall Wright is @#26 he would be my pick but I am concerned he will not be. For me, no other first round WR exists. So either we reach way down into second & draft WR @ #26 or we get another need position in first and get the best WR we can #58. Dwight Jones is no Wright but he is pretty good.

My mocks are based on the belief that there is only one position that a draft pick should start game one 2012 & that is WR2. Others can disagree. Then we need a NT, OG (at least one that preferably can also play center as Caldwell was supposed to do), another WR and maybe a DE/DT Watt look alike (Derek Wolfe).

ObsiWan
01-28-2012, 08:29 PM
Duane Brown is proof that you can address LT much later & be successful. Blackmon, AJ Green, Julio Jones, Calvin Jones & Andre Johnson are difference playmakers.

I wouldn't pass up a stud LT for a Julio "dropsie" Jones caliber player. And I don't see Blackmon on the same level as CJ or AJ. I could be all wrong about him and he may be Megatron Jr.

Think about the '03 draft. We used your strategy and we took AJ and passed on Jordon Gross - make no mistake, I looooove me some AJ. Suppose we had taken him and then, instead of Bennie Jopru we took Anquan Boldin. Would we really be worse off?

This is all speculation of course. Plus at this late date, I cannot imagine this team without A.J.

Since there's really no way to know how things would have unfolded...
idonno:

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
:handshake:

beerlover
01-28-2012, 10:42 PM
I wouldn't pass up a stud LT for a Julio "dropsie" Jones caliber player. And I don't see Blackmon on the same level as CJ or AJ. I could be all wrong about him and he may be Megatron Jr.

Think about the '03 draft. We used your strategy and we took AJ and passed on Jordon Gross - make no mistake, I looooove me some AJ. Suppose we had taken him and then, instead of Bennie Jopru we took Anquan Boldin. Would we really be worse off?

This is all speculation of course. Plus at this late date, I cannot imagine this team without A.J.

Since there's really no way to know how things would have unfolded...
idonno:

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
:handshake:

well then, what is your opinion of Duane Brown?

ObsiWan
01-29-2012, 07:40 AM
well then, what is your opinion of Duane Brown?

I think Duane Brown is super. I liked the pick when it was made in 2008 because E. Salaam was servicable but not a long term solution. I recall some saying we "reached" and we could have gotten him in the 2nd rd or that he would be a "project". I liked the pick then because it met a need.

But that's not the point of discussion. Our discussion is, having a choice between a stud LT or a stud WR, which do you snag. Given the talent at WR and the lack of stud LTs, in this draft, what should St. Louis do?

It took five years after picking A.J. to find a stud LT to protect our QB's blindside. My thing is that Bradford was #1 overall pick. I think it's wise to protect that investment by building a stud O-line to protect him. We went for the stud WR and saw our #1 overall pick QB destroyed - and we became the laughing stock of the NFL - due to not building a superior O-line.

And in this draft, there are way more very good WRs than there are LTs. If I were running the Rams' draft, I'd go Kalil in the 1st rd and the best WR left on the board with my 2nd pick - which could be someone like Alshon Jeffery; not a bad consolation prize.

Insideop
01-29-2012, 09:30 AM
I think Duane Brown is super. I liked the pick when it was made in 2008 because E. Salaam was servicable but not a long term solution. I recall some saying we "reached" and we could have gotten him in the 2nd rd or that he would be a "project". I liked the pick then because it met a need.

But that's not the point of discussion. Our discussion is, having a choice between a stud LT or a stud WR, which do you snag. Given the talent at WR and the lack of stud LTs, in this draft, what should St. Louis do?

It took five years after picking A.J. to find a stud LT to protect our QB's blindside. My thing is that Bradford was #1 overall pick. I think it's wise to protect that investment by building a stud O-line to protect him. We went for the stud WR and saw our #1 overall pick QB destroyed - and we became the laughing stock of the NFL - due to not building a superior O-line.

And in this draft, there are way more very good WRs than there are LTs. If I were running the Rams' draft, I'd go Kalil in the 1st rd and the best WR left on the board with my 2nd pick - which could be someone like Alshon Jeffery; not a bad consolation prize.

Don't forget too, D. Brown had a very rough 1st year. He was hardly considered a "stud." I think he ranked dead last, or close to it, on the list of OT's in the NFL that gave up the most sacks. I think most on this board considered him a bust at the time. He's come a long way since then. Kalil is way ahead of where Brown was at that stage. So, I'd have to agree, and go Kalil over Blackmon. "Trenches" first!

beerlover
01-29-2012, 10:37 AM
I really don't think there is much difference between elite players @ any position, those who are, get drafted higher & paid more. My point is you can develop OL just as you can develop a WR so taking BPA approach to the draft you take the highest rated player in most glaring area of need. Jason Smith, Baylor was drafted #2 overall to be their franchise LT in 09 (you don't spend high picks on RT). OT Rodger Saffold was taken very next year #1 overall in the 2nd rd. both to set the ends for Sam Bardford who was the #1 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

So you are suggesting that the St. Louis Rams select another OT with the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 draft, because this is their most pressing need once again? Hypothetical but we probably wouldn't even be having this conversation, if Rams had a stud WR like Hakeem Nicks or Dez Bryant, but they don't unless they select Blackmon sitting right there for the taking. Studiying the draft as I do, there isn't the same drop off from Kalil to Ohio State LT Mike Adams as there is from Blackmon to Dwight Jones. So if they still require more OL help they can more easily address this later in 2nd & 3rd top of each round. Take it from me the talent evaluation of WR group, as per Texans need, gets much tougher to project after the top 3 or 4 guys come off the board while the OL continues to crank out almost certain starting material into the 3rd & 4th rounds.

cheers :wesmantexanfan:

Dutchrudder
01-29-2012, 01:03 PM
I really don't think there is much difference between elite players @ any position, those who are, get drafted higher & paid more. My point is you can develop OL just as you can develop a WR so taking BPA approach to the draft you take the highest rated player in most glaring area of need. Jason Smith, Baylor was drafted #2 overall to be their franchise LT in 09 (you don't spend high picks on RT). OT Rodger Saffold was taken very next year #1 overall in the 2nd rd. both to set the ends for Sam Bardford who was the #1 overall pick in the 2010 draft.

So you are suggesting that the St. Louis Rams select another OT with the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 draft, because this is their most pressing need once again? Hypothetical but we probably wouldn't even be having this conversation, if Rams had a stud WR like Hakeem Nicks or Dez Bryant, but they don't unless they select Blackmon sitting right there for the taking. Studiying the draft as I do, there isn't the same drop off from Kalil to Ohio State LT Mike Adams as there is from Blackmon to Dwight Jones. So if they still require more OL help they can more easily address this later in 2nd & 3rd top of each round. Take it from me the talent evaluation of WR group, as per Texans need, gets much tougher to project after the top 3 or 4 guys come off the board while the OL continues to crank out almost certain starting material into the 3rd & 4th rounds.

cheers :wesmantexanfan:

But Jason Smith is terrible and will likely be cut by the new coaching staff. That's why they need to take Kalil or trade down and pick up Reiff, Martin or Adams. The Rams have too many needs to take a guy like Blackmon when they could get a Jones or Sanu with a 2nd pick and possibly get a good WR in free agency. They have the money to throw at VJax or DJax to help improve the WR corps. I think they need an OT in the 1st, just a matter of how they get him. Trading down with the Redskins puts them at 6th and they can get their pick of OTs there.

ObsiWan
01-29-2012, 05:22 PM
I'm sorry. I got distracted by the Lingerie Football League on MTV...

[damn, that girl has an ARM!]

...what were we discussing?

oh yeah... the Rams.
I was unaware of them drafting O-linemen so high in recent drafts. All I know is that this past season, they gave up a league high 55 sacks. That tells me that O-line needs fixing badly.

I know Blackmon is the sexy pick but if your QB can't stay upright, you wasted a pick on Blackmon because Bradford won't be able to get the ball to him. Giving up 55 sacks tells me they need to address the O-line first and WR second.

[man.... them wimmin are HITTIN'! sorry I got distracted but have you seen those unis??]

beerlover
01-29-2012, 06:05 PM
I would suggest something other than throwing high picks at something expecting it to be fixed. Clearly there are other contributing factors @ work here, doesn't mean taking sexy pick, media darling whatever it means addressing need that can springboard franchise from mediocrity to competitive.

Just checking my reference material (ourlads scouting service) the Rams top priority in the 2011 draft was, wait for it.........WR you guessed it. After WR was not OL but LB, followed by RB then OL. & what did the Rams do? Took DE Robert Quinn, guess he was just too good to pass up or the two elite WR's were already gone by #14? As noted they had spent high picks on OT's in recent drafts but since both WR's were off the board, OL still presented itself with exceptional value that they could have selected. See Nate Solder, Anthony Castonzo, Gabe Carimi, James Carpernter & Derrick Sherrod. Seems like epic fail with so much talent last year, to force need now with 2nd overall selection.

NastyNate
01-29-2012, 07:30 PM
Not sure I agree; Poe in first with Dwight Jones in 2nd and either Broyles or Jordan White in 4th would meet our needs imo. In fact I just created a mock exactly like this with either a OG or DT/DE in 3rd.

There's no way Broyles falls past the 3rd round. My sleeper third round WR is Tommy Street from Miami.

steelbtexan
01-29-2012, 08:01 PM
I would personally like to thank HOF'er Alex Gibbs for the D.Brown selection.

Think about how many MB members thought D.Brown was a reach, was going to be a bust etc.... LOL

badboy
01-29-2012, 08:09 PM
There's no way Broyles falls past the 3rd round. My sleeper third round WR is Tommy Street from Miami.You're probably correct but it depends on how he heals fom his injury:

More importantly, this ends Broyles' record-breaking career at Oklahoma and significantly damages his professional prospects. With recovery typically in the range of a year, Broyles faces a long road ahead as he tries to get back to where he was before the injury.

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thunderkyss
01-29-2012, 08:12 PM
And in this draft, there are way more very good WRs than there are LTs. If I were running the Rams' draft, I'd go Kalil in the 1st rd and the best WR left on the board with my 2nd pick - which could be someone like Alshon Jeffery; not a bad consolation prize.

In 2009, the Rams used the 2nd overall pick to select Jason Smith. 2010 they used the 33rd pick on Rodger Saffold.

Have we already seen enough? Time to select a third tackle in 4 drafts?

gary
01-29-2012, 10:06 PM
Who is BPA?

Isn't that the question on a team that bad?

You need elite talent to compete in 5 years time when the whole team is ready.

Sacrificing elite talent now, for need will only end in mediocrity.Best player available.

badboy
01-29-2012, 10:19 PM
Best player available.You have identified the problem, Gary. The disagreement is which player is BPA and which position betters team. Sort of like if OG David DeCastro and Kendall Wright are both available #26, who do Texans draft? I have to go with the WR & get the OL 2nd round.

gary
01-29-2012, 10:28 PM
I think both Chris and Mike so we'll see.

badboy
01-29-2012, 10:36 PM
I think both Chris and Mike so we'll see.I don't understand your post. They are both what?

gary
01-29-2012, 10:42 PM
I don't understand your post. They are both what?Resign.

badboy
01-29-2012, 10:45 PM
Resign.You nailed it & I think both will be back at team friendly deals.

thunderkyss
01-30-2012, 06:16 AM
You nailed it & I think both will be back at team friendly deals.

Which brings us back to LG, is it time to move on, can our team upgrade the position?

Or do we want to get 4 games into the season & realize his best days are behind him.

Brandon420tx
01-30-2012, 06:21 AM
You know what I find frustrating reading other peoples mock drafts? When they stuff like "Team A needs a WR, but it would be a reach at this spot" and then they have another team taking a WR 3-4 picks later. Are 5 picks really that much of a difference in value, especially if we're not talking top 15 picks.