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kiwitexansfan
03-06-2012, 09:29 PM
This is a poll to decide the Texans first round pick in the TexansTalk mock draft.

All players suggested at the time of the making of this poll are included as options.

You can pick multiple players if there is more than one you are jonesing for, that way we get the pick most people can live with.

Brandon420tx
03-06-2012, 09:35 PM
Can you limit it to 3 picks? That'd be cool

kiwitexansfan
03-06-2012, 09:36 PM
Can you limit it to 3 picks? That'd be cool

Doesn't have the functionality, not sure people will go too crazy with picks, most people will only go the one.

Doppelganger
03-06-2012, 09:46 PM
Konz is a no brainer pick. He is easily the best OC in the draft by a wide margin. He is the kind of Center Htown needs: good feet, good lateral movement, but strong enough to take on the big NTs/DTs of the world. He could step in and be a 10+ year starter in the NFL. If the Texans are serious about being a team not just for the present, but the future, they must have a dominant OL. Konz is a big nasty Center that would bring the attitude this OL needs.

All the other players are solid or good, but none of them are elite. Konz is that guy.

JCTexan
03-06-2012, 09:51 PM
I voted Peter Konz. Even if Myers and Brisiel return it doesn't hurt to have a good backup C/G to groom into the starting role.

Shaft75
03-06-2012, 10:06 PM
vote stephen hill 2012

TexCanada
03-06-2012, 10:15 PM
Plenty of votes for a WR, but the votes being split between the two options could result in a C being picked.

TexansSeminole
03-06-2012, 10:27 PM
Barron would be a fantastic pick as he could be a quality, quality backup SS and special teamer for now. He could take over at SS when we get rid of Manning and Quin could play FS. Not that big of a transition for a guy like Quin to move from SS to FS.

EVOLVIST
03-06-2012, 10:40 PM
I'm taking Nick Perry at #26. Mario Williams won't be around and we need that depth at OLB - a pure pass rushing OLB who is also versatile enough with the size and moves to play DE.

My problem with a WR in the 1st round is that this draft is very deep at WR. It's almost disgusting, compared to the last few years. And since we need one (or a few and/or a nice FA signing), it would be pointless to get a "sure thing" in Round 1.

Konz? Why take an automatic starter when Chris Meyers will be your center next year? Yes, Konz is all that, but with Meyers on the line and if you want someone to groom, that would be David Molk (who could also arguably start).

If the Texans don't lock up Meyers, then yes, you seriously consider taking Konz and then shooting for an OLB like Bruce Irvin a little further down the line.

Playoffs
03-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Nick or Whitney out of those...

Shaft75
03-06-2012, 11:25 PM
Pretty good response already with 21 votes. Looks like Randle/Konz/Hill are jockeying for the selection.

Without Mario in the mix I see us locking up our two FA OL. I think we should be choosing who will be our #2 WR for years to come. Hill is the man. I know Randle is a quality player, but I think Hill has the higher ceiling. Plus, I've just never been fond of LSU wr's.

Dutchrudder
03-06-2012, 11:32 PM
In the future, I suggest we do a positional vote first, then runoff for the 2/3 or whatever guys available. Make it like:

Safety: Mark Barron
D line: Jerel Worthy, Nick Perry, Alfred Ta'amu, Whitney Mercilus
WR: Reuben Randle, Stephen Hill
O-line: Peter Konz, Zebrie Sanders
QB: Ryan Tannehill, Nick Foles

Single vote only. I think that would be best so we don't have so much split over one position.


In any case, I vote for Stephen Hill this round.

Dutchrudder
03-06-2012, 11:44 PM
Also, the poll needs to be public so we don't get a bunch of random people like Norg's voting on it. There are 30 people participating in the mock, and there are 39 votes already.

WolverineFan
03-06-2012, 11:53 PM
Pretty good response already with 21 votes. Looks like Randle/Konz/Hill are jockeying for the selection.

Without Mario in the mix I see us locking up our two FA OL. I think we should be choosing who will be our #2 WR for years to come. Hill is the man. I know Randle is a quality player, but I think Hill has the higher ceiling. Plus, I've just never been fond of LSU wr's.

Hill does have the higher ceiling, but what many people are continuing to ignore is that Randle is the guy ready to play right now. If #2 WR is an immediate need then you take Randle because he can contribute right away. If you're looking for a future contributor (or project) then you take Hill.

I just don't see how Stephen Hill makes the Texans better in 2012.

Dutchrudder
03-06-2012, 11:54 PM
Hill does have the higher ceiling, but what many people are continuing to ignore is that Randle is the guy ready to play right now. If #2 WR is an immediate need then you take Randle because he can contribute right away. If you're looking for a future contributor (or project) then you take Hill.

I just don't see how Stephen Hill makes the Texans better in 2012.

That's what they said about Kareem Jackson.... :smiliepalm:

beerlover
03-06-2012, 11:55 PM
I voted but don't feel it's right to make Texans a group pick especially with 31 other competing GM's. I always looked forward to some brave soul or crazy Texan fan, shouldering the weight of everyone here hope & aspirations. Lots of pressure, yeah they usually get it wrong but taking a stand for the masses is both an honor & privilege.

With this said, if I where Rick Smith as of now, it's gonna be Stephen Hill. He fits niche need with pieces around him & he's coachable. However, if Myers cannot be resigned then Center becomes a priority & Konz should be considered.

bah007
03-07-2012, 12:00 AM
I voted but don't feel it's right to make Texans a group pick especially with 31 other competing GM's. I always looked forward to some brave soul or crazy Texan fan, shouldering the weight of everyone here hope & aspirations. Lots of pressure, yeah they usually get it wrong but taking a stand for the masses is both an honor & privilege.

With this said, if I where Rick Smith as of now, it's gonna be Stephen Hill. He fits niche need with pieces around him & he's coachable. However, if Myers cannot be resigned then Center becomes a priority & Konz should be considered.

I actually don't mind taking over the Texans if everybody would be okay with it.

I thought I would be too busy to participate this year so I never threw my hat into the ring when teams were picked. Things have changed though and I would be happy to take over a team if need be.

WolverineFan
03-07-2012, 12:02 AM
That's what they said about Kareem Jackson.... :smiliepalm:

I don't know if you realize this, but Jackson has panned out better than most the CB's in that draft. Only Haden has started more games and McCourty is the only other CB that is considered a starter, though he splits time at FS because he's struggled in NE. Wilson and Robinson are both backups.

kiwitexansfan
03-07-2012, 12:05 AM
I actually don't mind taking over the Texans if everybody would be okay with it.

I thought I would be too busy to participate this year so I never threw my hat into the ring when teams were picked. Things have changed though and I would be happy to take over a team if need be.

I would prefer the Texans be a single person, not group pick.

steelbtexan
03-07-2012, 12:12 AM
I read somewhere Hill is now projcted to go top 25 after Ga. Tech pro day.

The poll has brought the mock to a stop for 12 hrs. When it had great momentum going. That's my only problem. Maybe we can do a quick majority members vote in the future.

WolverineFan
03-07-2012, 12:12 AM
I would prefer the Texans be a single person, not group pick.

I agree. Just seems like clashing agendas to have competing GM's making picks for another team.

beerlover
03-07-2012, 12:13 AM
I actually don't mind taking over the Texans if everybody would be okay with it.

I thought I would be too busy to participate this year so I never threw my hat into the ring when teams were picked. Things have changed though and I would be happy to take over a team if need be.

You have my vote. Texans will be in good hands.

steelbtexan
03-07-2012, 12:15 AM
I agree. Just seems like clashing agendas to have competing GM's making picks for another team.

Plus we wouldn't have the down time.

Who would be willing/committed to drafting for the Texans joining the draft late, Wolf 6151 maybe?

bah007
03-07-2012, 12:36 AM
Anybody have any issue with me taking over? Or would the members prefer somebody else?

Dutchrudder
03-07-2012, 12:37 AM
Current list of owners:

1- Colts -Doppelganger
2- Rams- pbat488
3- Vikings- Section516
4- Browns- Dutchrudder
5- Bucs- TexansSeminole
6- Redskins- Aussie Texan
7- Jaguars- HouTex
8- Dolphins- RMartin65
9- Panthers- Timekiller
10- Bills- Texan4Ever
11- Chiefs- Honoring Earl 34
12- Seahawks- Ndevine7
13- Cardinals- Brandon420tx
14- Cowboys- SteelBTexan
15- Eagles- Shaft75
16- Jets- kiwitexansfan
17- Bengals- Kaiser Toro
18- Chargers- Srrono
19- Bears- MistaRed
20- Titans- Seņor Stan
21- Bengals- Kaiser Toro
22- Browns- Dutchrudder
23- Lions- Super Mario
24- Steelers- Stingray
25- Broncos- JCTexan
26- Texans- Group Selection
27- Patriots- Beerlover
28- Packers-nytexan
29- Ravens- WolverineFan
30- 49ers- Rey
31- Patriots- Beerlover
32- Giants- KMG 365


***Falcons-
***Saints- RT22
***Raiders-

Bah007 doesn't own a team, but did do the Patriots (iirc) last year. I would be fine with him taking over the Texans. I know he will do a good job. If Wolf wants to jump back in the draft, I would suggest we hold the Falcons for him.

kiwitexansfan
03-07-2012, 12:43 AM
Bah007 for Texans 2012!

Shaft75
03-07-2012, 12:58 AM
I'm cool with Bah being the Texans GM. But we should keep this poll open til the morning and have it determine our #1 selection.(Stephen Hill)

steelbtexan
03-07-2012, 01:11 AM
Not at all

I'm looking forward to dogging your picks. LOL

Dont forget to PM the next person after you pick. Letting them know they are up.

JCTexan
03-07-2012, 01:17 AM
I'm cool with bah taking over, but it should be after this selection. There's been over forty votes and it has been drawn out all night.

WolverineFan
03-07-2012, 01:22 AM
I'm cool with bah taking over, but it should be after this selection. There's been over forty votes and it has been drawn out all night.

What's the point of him taking over if we're just going to group select?

bah007
03-07-2012, 01:23 AM
What's the point of him taking over if we're just going to group select?

Thank you.

If y'all want to group select that is fine.

But if you are going to hand the Texans over to me then I would like to make my own picks.

TexansSeminole
03-07-2012, 01:26 AM
Thank you.

If y'all want to group select that is fine.

But if you are going the Texans over to me then I would like to make my own picks.

You've got my vote too. I think this will work alot better than group selection.

Dutchrudder
03-07-2012, 01:26 AM
I'm cool with bah taking over, but it should be after this selection. There's been over forty votes and it has been drawn out all night.

40+ votes yet only 30 owners in the draft. We have no idea who is actually voting in this poll either. Could be 15 guys from our draft and 25 randoms. I'd rather get input from people who spent the time making draft boards and scouting teams to make this draft a success, rather than the people who aren't really participating. In any case, Bah007 is a very capable GM for the Texans, I have no problem deferring to his judgement.

If anyone else would like to hop in the mock, we do have the Falcons and Raiders available :)

JCTexan
03-07-2012, 01:36 AM
40+ votes yet only 30 owners in the draft. We have no idea who is actually voting in this poll either. Could be 15 guys from our draft and 25 randoms. I'd rather get input from people who spent the time making draft boards and scouting teams to make this draft a success, rather than the people who aren't really participating. In any case, Bah007 is a very capable GM for the Texans, I have no problem deferring to his judgement.

If anyone else would like to hop in the mock, we do have the Falcons and Raiders available :)

I was perfectly fine with bah making the selection (I posted it before I realized he made the pick). However, even if it there were twenty-five randoms selecting, they still had the top three guys mentioned at the top (Hill, Randle, Konz).

Shaft75
03-07-2012, 01:37 AM
/thread

At least we know who the consensus pick would be. Stephen Hill baby!!!

Shaft75
03-07-2012, 01:39 AM
Or hell, keep the thread open and sticky it. Let's see if the board can nail this pick before the draft.

bah007
03-07-2012, 01:44 AM
/thread

At least we know who the consensus pick would be. Stephen Hill baby!!!

Then again, when do the Texans actually go with the fans' consensus pick? :cool:

Mr teX
03-07-2012, 05:29 AM
If Mario's not gonna be here, then i'd like to see us snag up perry..the kid looks legit...we can get a WR later in the 2nd.

Wolf6151
03-07-2012, 06:47 AM
I have no problem with Bah007 as the Texans GM.


Stephen Hill and Ruben Randle are both good WR's but Hill has a higher ceiling and the potential to be great. Randle looks stiff and not as athletic. I'd take Marvin Jones before I'd take Randle. I agree with Shaft75, Stephen Hill-WR should be the Texans pick at #26.

steelbtexan
03-07-2012, 08:54 AM
I have no problem with Bah007 as the Texans GM.


Stephen Hill and Ruben Randle are both good WR's but Hill has a higher ceiling and the potential to be great. Randle looks stiff and not as athletic. I'd take Marvin Jones before I'd take Randle. I agree with Shaft75, Stephen Hill-WR should be the Texans pick at #26.

Randle is my #1 guy.

But I've got to admit there's not much difference between Randle and Marvin Jones.

Dutchrudder
03-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Randle is my #1 guy.

But I've got to admit there's not much difference between Randle and Marvin Jones.

You keep saying this, do you mean Randle is your #1 WR in the draft, or in the case that Blackmon, Floyd and Wright are taken before 26?

steelbtexan
03-07-2012, 09:06 AM
You keep saying this, do you mean Randle is your #1 WR in the draft, or in the case that Blackmon, Floyd and Wright are taken before 26?

For the Texans and what they do, I like Randle more than any other WR. (Excluding Floyd, my #1 overall WR and Blackmon.)

Randle gives the Texans another big WR with speed and a red zone threat. He also is a better better fit with the Texans in the run game as a blocker. ( Reggie Wayne comparison)

I do like Wright alot though he would be a better fit with a team like the Eagles/Lions/Saints than a team that focuses on the run game like the Texans.

Playoffs
03-07-2012, 09:19 AM
Stephen Hill and Ruben Randle are both good WR's but Hill has a higher ceiling and the potential to be great. Randle looks stiff and not as athletic. I'd take Marvin Jones before I'd take Randle.I agree with quoted part, am picking up similar chatter. But still think we need DL, rush LB unless we lose Myers.

b0ng
03-07-2012, 12:34 PM
Perry/Randle/Konz

I can certainly see other players in those same positions being argued for, but I have a good feeling an Olinemen/Dline/WR will be our first pick.

Wolf6151
03-07-2012, 07:17 PM
Randle is my #1 guy.

But I've got to admit there's not much difference between Randle and Marvin Jones.

On most boards Marvin Jones is considered a 2nd or 3rd round pick and looks alot smoother/athletic than Randle, so how can Randle be considered a 1st round pick. I'd even take Tommy Streeter in the 2nd before I'd take Randle. Randle seems like a possession receiver with great hands but not going to get alot of YAC to me. He catches the ball well but he doesn't own/dominate the secondary like he should. In Randle's defense, he's never had a good QB throwing to him. Also I can't remember the last good LSU receiver.

gwallaia
03-07-2012, 07:27 PM
I vote the Texans trade out of the first round unless the WR we want is there.

beerlover
03-07-2012, 08:49 PM
I vote the Texans trade out of the first round unless the WR we want is there.

That's so mean but true :turtle:

kiwitexansfan
03-08-2012, 12:01 AM
I am so not into offensive skill players in the first round if its not your franchise QB.

It's all about the big uglies.

TimeKiller
03-08-2012, 07:15 PM
I picked Mark Barron, the S. What can I say? Dude would make things real interesting in the secondary. He and Manning, Quin playing some safety, some nickel, maybe even some corner while Jackson and Harris provide decent depth. Improve the coverage=Improve the blitz.

They go for athletic defenders in round 1.

steelbtexan
03-08-2012, 07:23 PM
On most boards Marvin Jones is considered a 2nd or 3rd round pick and looks alot smoother/athletic than Randle, so how can Randle be considered a 1st round pick. I'd even take Tommy Streeter in the 2nd before I'd take Randle. Randle seems like a possession receiver with great hands but not going to get alot of YAC to me. He catches the ball well but he doesn't own/dominate the secondary like he should. In Randle's defense, he's never had a good QB throwing to him. Also I can't remember the last good LSU receiver.

This is why I voted for Kontz.

Rd.1 Kontz
Rd.2 Jones

This draft would make me very happy.

TexansSeminole
03-08-2012, 08:33 PM
I picked Mark Barron, the S. What can I say? Dude would make things real interesting in the secondary. He and Manning, Quin playing some safety, some nickel, maybe even some corner while Jackson and Harris provide decent depth. Improve the coverage=Improve the blitz.

They go for athletic defenders in round 1.

I agree 100%. I voted for Barron too. Manning had maybe his best year last year and will be 30 next year. I like him, but he is a short term player, period. Barron gives us versatility now and a future starter. Would have been a solid, solid selection.

Shaft75
03-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Safe to say that Hill is winner winner, chicken dinner!

beerlover
03-08-2012, 11:33 PM
Safe to say that Hill is winner winner, chicken dinner!

There is a good chance Hill is a top 20 pick because he is being viewed as a quick learner with immense upside so if Texan hearts set on WR Randle could be reality decision?

Shaft75
03-09-2012, 12:17 AM
There is a good chance Hill is a top 20 pick because he is being viewed as a quick learner with immense upside so if Texan hearts set on WR Randle could be reality decision?

You just never know with WR's in the first round. It's good that Al Davis is no longer pulling the trigger though. Hill wouldn't last that long at all. I just don't know if 4 WR's will get taken in the top 20 picks. Prob will go Blackmon/Floyd/Wright/Hill in the 1st all together.

Shaft75
03-09-2012, 12:31 AM
One thing I think we can all agree on is how deep this WR class is. I wouldn't mind any of these guys in the top 4 rounds:

Blackmon
Floyd
Wright
Hill
Randle
Jeffrey
Sanu
M Jones
D Jones
Criner
Quick
Childs
Broyles
Fuller
Streeter

Wolf6151
03-09-2012, 12:53 AM
You just never know with WR's in the first round. It's good that Al Davis is no longer pulling the trigger though. Hill wouldn't last that long at all. I just don't know if 4 WR's will get taken in the top 20 picks. Prob will go Blackmon/Floyd/Wright/Hill in the 1st all together.

It's just my personal opinion, so take it for what you paid for it, but I think Wright falls in this draft and since Hill could be gone by the time we pick Konz may wind up being BPA and the Texans pick.

SW H-TOWN
03-10-2012, 07:52 PM
Pretty sure Perry and Mercilus will be gone. Out of the guys left Konz is the best player available and we have nobody to speak of (Caldwell) behind our starters, Smith and Myers are 30, and Konz will probably be better that Brisiel before the season is over. If Wright does not slip to us I would go with Konz.

TimeKiller
03-12-2012, 09:00 AM
Pretty sure Perry and Mercilus will be gone. Out of the guys left Konz is the best player available and we have nobody to speak of (Caldwell) behind our starters, Smith and Myers are 30, and Konz will probably be better that Brisiel before the season is over. If Wright does not slip to us I would go with Konz.

I'm not 100% sold on Konz though. Pass blocking, he's solid but as the one responsible for opening holes for Foster he's got a lot to work on. Zietler seems like the better OL of the two and he's strictly a power blocking OG.
I'm all for developing some more OL talent though. Couple guys I've honed in on are later round types, Brandon Mosley, Desmond Wynn, Markus Zusevics, Ryan Miller and Joe Looney. David Molk seems like Chris Myers v.2