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TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 04:55 PM
Fewer than 40 picks in the draft remain. After that, it's a free for all.

Who are you hoping falls out of the draft? Who would you be targeting?

ThaShark316
04-28-2012, 05:00 PM
Although he's a bit of a knuckle head...Alfonso Dennard.

Thorn
04-28-2012, 05:04 PM
I wonder if we'll get lucky again like we did with Foster? That would be nice, but highly unlikely.

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 05:06 PM
There's got to be atleast 1 if not a pair of RBs that they will bring to camp.

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Also important to remember is that camp rosters were increased by 10- a lot more UDFAs should be signed.

4Texans
04-28-2012, 05:08 PM
Although he's a bit of a knuckle head...Alfonso Dennard.

I was wondering about this guy. What's his story? Because he's rated very high but went undrafted so far through the 6th rd.

panamamyers
04-28-2012, 05:10 PM
T. Ganaway rb
Patrick Witt qb
Patrick Edwards WR
Josh Chichester TE

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 05:11 PM
I was wondering about this guy. What's his story? Because he's rated very high but went undrafted so far through the 6th rd.

Currently sitting around with a #5k bond.

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Bond was set at $5,000 on Monday for former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, an NFL draft prospect who is accused of punching a police officer over the weekend.

Dennard is charged with third-degree felony assault of a police officer. Police say he struck the officer during a disturbance outside a Lincoln bar about 2:15 a.m. Saturday.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7846633/bond-ex-nebraska-cornhuskers-cornerback-alfonzo-dennard-set-5000

Not really Texans material as it stands now.

The1ApplePie
04-28-2012, 05:11 PM
I wonder who rolls the dice of Burfict?

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 05:11 PM
T. Ganaway rb
Patrick Witt qb
Patrick Edwards WR
Josh Chichester TE

Ganaway just became a Jet.

gtexan02
04-28-2012, 05:12 PM
Currently sitting around with a #5k bond.



http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7846633/bond-ex-nebraska-cornhuskers-cornerback-alfonzo-dennard-set-5000

Not really Texans material as it stands now.

Anyone who would get involved in something like this the weekend before the draft has zero sense

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 05:17 PM
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Dennard never caused him any problems during his four years with the Cornhuskers.

When a reporter suggested it was a bad time for Dennard to run afoul of the law, Pelini deadpanned, "Ya think?"

:kubepalm:

Yeah, gun to my head, I'd have to say the Texans will pass on this guy. Just a hunch.

Rey
04-28-2012, 05:19 PM
Diehl

WolverineFan
04-28-2012, 05:19 PM
QB
Case Keenum, Houston
Austin Davis, Southern Miss
B.J. Coleman, UT-Chattanooga

RB
Chris Polk, Washington
Edwin Baker, Michigan State

FB
Drake Dunsmore, Northwestern

TE
George Bryan, NC State

OC
David Molk, Michigan

4Texans
04-28-2012, 05:21 PM
Currently sitting around with a #5k bond.



http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7846633/bond-ex-nebraska-cornhuskers-cornerback-alfonzo-dennard-set-5000

Not really Texans material as it stands now.

The Bengals will be posting his bail at the end of the draft.

Fili
04-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Arain Foster.

amazing80
04-28-2012, 05:28 PM
Darrell Scott, DaJohn Harris and Scott Wedige, Scott is my neighbors nephew interior linemen from NIU, it would be awesome if I knew someone on the Texans :D

4Texans
04-28-2012, 05:28 PM
DT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste - 6'-1" - 330lbs. - Baylor
DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen - 6'-1" - 334lbs - Kent State

We need some weight at the Nose.

mariowillshine15
04-28-2012, 05:30 PM
DT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste - 6'-1" - 330lbs. - Baylor
DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen - 6'-1" - 334lbs - Kent State

We need some weight at the Nose.

"The Texans are throwing the Kitchen sink at their opponent!"

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 05:31 PM
Figure atleast 1 ILB and another rush backer as well.

ChampionTexan
04-28-2012, 05:34 PM
Chase Minnifield is still undrafted.

redwhiteblue
04-28-2012, 05:40 PM
Did Jeff Fuller get drafted? Bring him in

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 05:43 PM
DT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste - 6'-1" - 330lbs. - Baylor


Would love to see this happen.

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Did Jeff Fuller get drafted? Bring him in

Not yet, still 30+ picks to go.

zwest1231
04-28-2012, 05:51 PM
Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M
Chris Polk RB Washington
Nicholas Jean-Baptiste NT Baylor
David Molk C Michigan
Foswhit Whittaker RB/KR Texas
Coryell Judie CB Texas A&M
Patrick Edwards WR Houston


Just off the top of my head if they havent been taken yet wouldn't mind us giving these guys a look.



:bravo:

Dutchrudder
04-28-2012, 06:05 PM
Pats just drafted Dennard.

ziggy29
04-28-2012, 06:05 PM
Yeah, gun to my head, I'd have to say the Texans will pass on this guy. Just a hunch.

Dennard to the Patriots in the 7th round. Belichick isn't known for being afraid of taking on projects like this.

4Texans
04-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Although he's a bit of a knuckle head...Alfonso Dennard.

Patriots just drafted him in the 7th round. Sounds like something Bill B. would do.

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 06:06 PM
Pats just drafted Dennard.

Between Darth Hoodie and the guys in that locker room, Dennard will be kept in line or out of the NFL.

welsh texan
04-28-2012, 06:09 PM
Notice some really high draft grades still on the board on NFL.com's prospects guide;

RB Chris Polk Washington 84.0
CB Tevin Wade Arizona 82.5
G James Brown Troy 82.2
CB Chase Minnifield 81.5

Thats just the top 4, possibly some obvious reasons why these guys have dropped so much, but anyone care to enlighten me?

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 06:14 PM
CB Chase Minnifield

Thats just the top 4, possibly some obvious reasons why these guys have dropped so much, but anyone care to enlighten me?

Had arthroscopic and microfracture surgery in January and is recovering slower than expected.

welsh texan
04-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Had arthroscopic and microfracture surgery in January and is recovering slower than expected.

Second round rating and expected to contribute early, worth making a play at him and possibly having to wait a year on IR? Certainly sounds like an interesting proposition.

NCTexan
04-28-2012, 06:18 PM
Chase Minnifield is still undrafted.

THIS! I know he had the surgery but bring him on the cheap and stick him on IR for the season if we have need to. I think he has potential.

Edit: Welsh Texan beat me to it.

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 06:23 PM
Second round rating and expected to contribute early, worth making a play at him and possibly having to wait a year on IR? Certainly sounds like an interesting proposition.

Just knowing his father is the great Frank Minnifield is enough for me. Sign his ass up and put him on IR. Good call.

SteveSlaton20
04-28-2012, 06:26 PM
RB Chris Polk
G James Brown Troy
CB Chase Minnifield
WR Jeff Fuller
NT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste
RB/KR Foswhit Whittaker
FB Cody Johnson
QB Case Keenum
QB Austin Davis
QB BJ Coleman

Darrell Scott, DaJohn Harris and Scott Wedige, Scott is my neighbors nephew interior linemen from NIU, it would be awesome if I knew someone on the Texans :D

No thanks to Darrell Scott.

toxictrix
04-28-2012, 06:27 PM
RB Chris Polk
G James Brown Troy
CB Chase Minnifield
WR Jeff Fuller
NT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste
RB/KR Foswhit Whittaker
FB Cody Johnson
QB Case Keenum
QB Austin Davis
QB BJ Coleman



I'm pretty high on these two. Even with Polk's injury concerns he is a straight beast.

ArlingtonTexan
04-28-2012, 06:27 PM
withthe NFL expanding roster to 90 we willsee a ton of these guys this year.

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 06:32 PM
No thanks to Darrell Scott.

Agreed. That dude's a mess. Can't imagine what possessed him to enter the draft. Typical head-case move.

ObsiWan
04-28-2012, 06:38 PM
I wonder who rolls the dice of Burfict?
I was wondering about him. What happened?

toxictrix
04-28-2012, 06:39 PM
I was wondering about him. What happened?

Huge character concerns. Supposedly he sucked the life out of the ASU locker room, blames everyone but himself, and he failed the combine drug test.

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2012, 06:41 PM
I was wondering about him. What happened?

I heard the guy shut it down his senior year because he didn't want to get injured before going pro. Then he suxored in his Combine and pro day performances. Word is that he interviewed badly, too.

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 06:44 PM
I was wondering about him. What happened?

This article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1164734-vontaze-burfict-linebacker-has-himself-to-blame-for-draft-day-free-fall) will explain it all. Sounds like he had a long, slow, self-annihilating meltdown.

CloakNNNdagger
04-28-2012, 07:20 PM
Had arthroscopic and microfracture surgery in January and is recovering slower than expected.

January 3 was his surgery date. Stating the he is recovering slower than expected is a strange statement unless he has suffered an overt late complication. The soonest you would expect "recovery" is 3 months, and many players, depending on the extent of the microfracture area, a recovery of 1 year (if he is able to recover at all) would not be surprising.

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 07:26 PM
January 3 was his surgery date. Stating the he is recovering slower than expected is a strange statement unless he has suffered an overt late complication. The soonest you would expect "recovery" is 3 months, and many players, depending on the extent of the microfracture area, a recovery of 1 year (if he is able to recover at all) would not be surprising.

I wouldn't dream of arguing with you about something like that, Doc.

Frank Cooney's words, not mine. ;-))

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/18829133/chase-minnifield-slowed-by-microfracture-surgery

ObsiWan
04-28-2012, 07:33 PM
This article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1164734-vontaze-burfict-linebacker-has-himself-to-blame-for-draft-day-free-fall) will explain it all. Sounds like he had a long, slow, self-annihilating meltdown.

Damn...
too bad...

NFLRoughDraft
04-28-2012, 07:39 PM
UDFA Tracker. Here you go: http://www.nflroughdraft.com/node/157

WolverineFan
04-28-2012, 07:41 PM
Really wanted us to grab Ryan Van Bergen (DE, Michigan) but Carolina made him the first UDFA signed.

Would like to see us target Case Keenum (QB, Houston), Chris Polk (RB, Washington), and either George Bryan (TE, NC State) or Kevin Koger (TE, Michigan). We could also take a look at Chad Diehl (FB, Clemson).

Lucky
04-28-2012, 07:41 PM
Little birdie (not twitter) told me that the Texans have signed Philip Supernaw, TE Ouachita Baptist, as a UDFA. Supernaw is out of Katy Taylor.

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 07:42 PM
Bummer to lose RVB. I thought he had great potential to be DE here.

NCTexan
04-28-2012, 07:45 PM
January 3 was his surgery date. Stating the he is recovering slower than expected is a strange statement unless he has suffered an overt late complication. The soonest you would expect "recovery" is 3 months, and many players, depending on the extent of the microfracture area, a recovery of 1 year (if he is able to recover at all) would not be surprising.

Thank you so much for the information! What are the chances he doesn't recover?

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 07:59 PM
Apparently we got Desmond Marrow, S from Toledo

per the site above

80tothezone
04-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Currently sitting around with a #5k bond.



http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7846633/bond-ex-nebraska-cornhuskers-cornerback-alfonzo-dennard-set-5000

Not really Texans material as it stands now.

it seems like one thing Kubes does well is getting people to fall in line. Not in a NE way but in a I am giving you a chance kinda way.

sent from way too close to Dallas....

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 08:04 PM
Another good site- http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2012-nfl-undrafted-free-agents

We have these guys- Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack

Lucky
04-28-2012, 08:08 PM
Another good site-
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri

Jerrell Jackson the Missouri WR?

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 08:10 PM
Jerrell Jackson the Missouri WR?

Yep, thats what it looks like. I dont know what SAF stands for?

Add in Supernaw, and we are getting a pretty good crop. I think the kid from Merrimack will surprise some people.

TimeKiller
04-28-2012, 08:13 PM
http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/desmond-marrow-3/

Good report on Desmond Marrow.

Loiseau is a good special teams pick, I put him in one of my mocks.

pec0sb0b
04-28-2012, 08:17 PM
Texans sign Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri - from Houston, went to Davis.

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 08:25 PM
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT 6'4⅜"/301
Jason Ford, RB Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison

Lurvinator11
04-28-2012, 08:28 PM
I think Marrow is a good pick up. Any word on if we will pick up Keenum?

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 08:28 PM
Menkin looks interesting. I did not do my small school scouting as much this year, so I have no film coverage on him. But his workout numbers sound promising. Strong dude, not the most athletic so probably being looked at at OG.

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 08:30 PM
DJ Bryant, OLB from James Madison is reportedly signed-http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=103895&draftyear=2012&genpos=OLB

TimeKiller
04-28-2012, 08:31 PM
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT 6'4⅜"/301
Jason Ford, RB Illinois
Mario Lewis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison

Where are you getting your info from?

Heath Shuler
04-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Yep, thats what it looks like. I dont know what SAF stands for?
.

Super Athletic Freak?

ThaShark316
04-28-2012, 08:33 PM
Mark Berman ‏ @MarkBermanFox26


Former University of Houston QB Case Keenum agrees to a contract with the Texans

HA!!!!!!! YES!

TheMatrix31
04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
We signed Case Keenum.

CloakNNNdagger
04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
I wouldn't dream of arguing with you about something like that, Doc.

Frank Cooney's words, not mine. ;-))

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/18829133/chase-minnifield-slowed-by-microfracture-surgery

The right ACL tear that he sustained and was repaired in high school is probably the origin of his cartilage destruction. ACL tear is commonly accompanied by cartilage damage. and later arthritic changes from exposed bone. In January, it was reported that he had floating cartilage in that same knee that bothered him throughout the 2011 season. That floating cartilage no doubt was abrading and cutting through previously unaffected cartilage, thus exposing even more boney surface.......more surface requiring microfracture surgery, more arthritic changes with more expected chronically progressive pain, a longer and more unpredictable ultimate recovery. If cheap enough and a willingness to IR him, he would be an interesting pickup. He could come back for a couple of years if things went well. But progression of problems with this knee are one of the few things that are likely to be predictable.

Heath Shuler
04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Mark Berman ‏ @MarkBermanFox26



Former University of Houston QB Case Keenum agrees to a contract with the Texans

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU

Lurvinator11
04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Per McLame

Case Keenum us signing with the Texans.

Keenum, record-breaking QB from Houston, joins Matt Schaub and TJ Yates.

Lucky
04-28-2012, 08:39 PM
I'm happy with the Keenum signing. Probably still need a vet in camp, though.

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Burfict to the Bengals. Who is surprised?

Lucky
04-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Burfict signs with the Bengals, to no one's surprise.

Lucky
04-28-2012, 08:42 PM
Burfict to the Bengals. Who is surprised?

Burfict signs with the Bengals, to no one's surprise.
LOL, not us.

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 08:53 PM
Logan Brock fills the TE spot for this years draft.

TimeKiller
04-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Texans signing up some decent athletes after the draft.

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 09:12 PM
Add:
Mario Louis, WR, Grambling St
Nate Menkin, OT, Mary Hardin-Baylor

Edit : didn't even notice these guys were already listed

texan_b
04-28-2012, 09:12 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU

Thanks for the heads up you have been on the money so far.

XI CMURDER IX
04-28-2012, 09:14 PM
Logan Brock fills the TE spot for this years draft.

Logan Brock can be really good! Hard working on and off the field, and I guarantee that he will make the roster as a back-up tight end to start.

TimeKiller
04-28-2012, 09:16 PM
Jarrett Boykin and Mike Brewster to the Jags. Two good pickup s for them.

Lucky
04-28-2012, 09:23 PM
UH's Patrick Edwards to the Lions.

WolverineFan
04-28-2012, 09:35 PM
I haven't seen anything on Jason Ford, but if that's true that's an interesting pickup. Guy is huge and surprisingly athletic. Similar to Ganaway.

badboy
04-28-2012, 09:45 PM
DJ Bryant, OLB from James Madison is reportedly signed-http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=103895&draftyear=2012&genpos=OLBwith Texans?

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 09:49 PM
with Texans?

He's on the lists I've seen as signing with us.

redwhiteblue
04-28-2012, 09:51 PM
I haven't seen anything on Jason Ford, but if that's true that's an interesting pickup. Guy is huge and surprisingly athletic. Similar to Ganaway.

He posted it on his twitter

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 09:53 PM
He posted it on his twitter

I've seen it on twitter as he was Mercilus' roommate once upon a time.

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)

...working on Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU

srrono
04-28-2012, 10:08 PM
@DougKyedNEPD Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland (Texans)

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Hahaha, Jags picked up a guy named Long Ding.

beerlover
04-28-2012, 10:14 PM
@DougKyedNEPD Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland (Texans)

Excellent kick-off returner, third down situational back. I really hope he sticks
W/Texans.

rmartin65
04-28-2012, 10:16 PM
Excellent kick-off returner, third down situational back. I really hope he sticks
W/Texans.

Ditto. I would have no problems with him being the 3rd back on the depth chart.

mussop
04-28-2012, 10:16 PM
Mark Berman ‏ @MarkBermanFox26



Former University of Houston QB Case Keenum agrees to a contract with the Texans

GREAT NEWS! I really wanted him here.

srrono
04-28-2012, 10:18 PM
Doug Kyed ‏ @DougKyedNEPD
Shawn Loiseau LB Merrimack Texans #UDFA

mussop
04-28-2012, 10:19 PM
Ford, Chase TE 6'7" 255 Miami

Jones, Dwight WR 6'3" 226 North Carolina

Boykin, Jarrett WR 6'2" 217 Virginia Tech

White, Jordan WR 6'0" 208 Western Michigan

Minnifield, Chase CB 5'10" 183 Virginia

Jackson, Janzen FS 5'11" 188 McNeese St

any of these guys picked up yet?

redwhiteblue
04-28-2012, 10:23 PM
Minnifield, Chase CB 5'10" 183 Virginia
any of these guys picked up yet?

picked up by redskins

srrono
04-28-2012, 10:24 PM
http://theredzone.org/UDFATeam.aspx?Team=Texans
UDFA signings
Logan Brock TE TCU
DJ Bryant DE James Madison
Case Keenum QB Houston
Shawn Loiseau LB Merrimack
Mario Louis WR Grambling State
Desmond Marrow FS Toledo
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor

keyser
04-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Ford, Chase TE 6'7" 255 Miami EAGLES

Jones, Dwight WR 6'3" 226 North Carolina no info yet

Boykin, Jarrett WR 6'2" 217 Virginia Tech JAGS

White, Jordan WR 6'0" 208 Western Michigan no info yet

Minnifield, Chase CB 5'10" 183 Virginia REDSKINS

Jackson, Janzen FS 5'11" 188 McNeese St GIANTS
any of these guys picked up yet?
Info I foud in bold...

srrono
04-28-2012, 10:31 PM
Shane P. Hallam ‏ @ShanePHallam
One my favs: Jonathan Grimes, RB William & Mary signed with the #Texans. I think he can make a team

speedfreek
04-28-2012, 10:32 PM
Twitter saying David Hunter, Keenums teammate signed with the Texans as well..

TJ

CloakNNNdagger
04-28-2012, 10:33 PM
Arkansas' FB Broderick Green could be a possibility.

redwhiteblue
04-28-2012, 10:40 PM
Shane P. Hallam ‏ @ShanePHallam
One my favs: Jonathan Grimes, RB William & Mary signed with the #Texans. I think he can make a team

great quotes from his coaches

redwhiteblue
04-28-2012, 10:40 PM
great quotes from his coaches

http://www.tribeathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=25100&ATCLID=205073453

WolverineFan
04-28-2012, 10:44 PM
Ford, Chase TE 6'7" 255 Miami

Jones, Dwight WR 6'3" 226 North Carolina

Boykin, Jarrett WR 6'2" 217 Virginia Tech

White, Jordan WR 6'0" 208 Western Michigan

Minnifield, Chase CB 5'10" 183 Virginia

Jackson, Janzen FS 5'11" 188 McNeese St

any of these guys picked up yet?

White was drafted by the Jets in the 7th round (#244).

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU

.

Rey
04-28-2012, 11:05 PM
Grimes looks like he could be legit....He has a bunch of clips on youtube and I think he's going to be a really nice fit in our system...

Plus he seems like a good, smart kid.

I'm going to predict that he will be the #3 running back barring injury.

Thorn
04-28-2012, 11:10 PM
guess we're not bringing back Ward. That's to bad, he's a great player to have as your 3rd string back.

Steleehin
04-28-2012, 11:12 PM
I see Dwight Jones to Texans ,

BattleRedToro
04-28-2012, 11:13 PM
I would like to see the Texans bring in Tony Jerod-Eddie. He would play Defensive End in Wade's Defense. He could be put on the Practice Squad to learn and then in a year the Texans could have some additional quality depth at the Defensive End position.

The Pencil Neck
04-28-2012, 11:13 PM
guess we're not bringing back Ward. That's to bad, he's a great player to have as your 3rd string back.

At this point, he's still available. If none of these kids work out, we might be able to pick him back up off the scrap heap.

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 11:22 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

ObsiWan
04-28-2012, 11:23 PM
I see Dwight Jones to Texans ,

Really? Where'd you see that?

Mike Kerns
04-28-2012, 11:23 PM
We got Fangupo, per BYUCougars.com and their beat writer. Finally, a real NT!

Mike Kerns
04-28-2012, 11:25 PM
Link for the Fangupo signing:

http://byucougars.com/m-football/three-cougars-ink-nfl-free-agent-contracts-saturday#.T5yvjrA0Ek4.twitter

Defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo signed with the Houston Texans.

TexansFanatic
04-28-2012, 11:28 PM
We got Fangupo, per BYUCougars.com and their beat writer. Finally, a real NT!

That's a great get right there!

pec0sb0b
04-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Uh Oh! Now we got two Jones on the roster.

TexanCR
04-28-2012, 11:30 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

Anyone can confirm this? any links? He seems to be a real option for making the team.

Lucky
04-28-2012, 11:34 PM
Excellent kick-off returner, third down situational back. I really hope he sticks
W/Texans.
When did Meggett return kicks? I don't see any stats attributed to him.

speedfreek
04-28-2012, 11:34 PM
can't have that.. Jacoby must be made to walk the plank!!

TJ

Uh Oh! Now we got two Jones on the roster.

ArlingtonTexan
04-28-2012, 11:39 PM
When did Meggett return kicks? I don't see any stats attributed to him.

He did not...

Steleehin
04-28-2012, 11:39 PM
Anyone can confirm this? any links? He seems to be a real option for making the team.

says still pending per scout.com unc . google it I guess

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 11:41 PM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Philip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist
Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor

Rey
04-28-2012, 11:42 PM
Damn, I just watched some Dwight Jones clips and he displayed terrible hands...

Hopefully that was just a bad game...

G27RR
04-28-2012, 11:42 PM
Link for the Fangupo signing:

http://byucougars.com/m-football/three-cougars-ink-nfl-free-agent-contracts-saturday#.T5yvjrA0Ek4.twitter

Nice, I had him down as a 6-7th possibility for us. (Before we traded our 7th)

Errant Hothy
04-28-2012, 11:43 PM
Looks like Rick Smith is making use of the roster expansion to 90.

WolverineFan
04-28-2012, 11:44 PM
Fangupo is an excellent addition. Would not be surprised to see him make the roster.

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 11:46 PM
Fangupo!!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F7r_HJ0E4E&

toxictrix
04-28-2012, 11:46 PM
I saw we picked up Tracy Robertson out of Baylor. Hasnt been mentioned yet. Good kid and showed some promise this past season.


https://twitter.com/#!/BUFootball/status/196426130796982272

Playoffs
04-28-2012, 11:51 PM
Meggett follows NFL path of imprisoned father (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/story/2012-04-28/Meggett-follows-NFL-path-of-imprisoned-father/54611792/1)

From a South Carolina state prison, former NFL kick returner Dave Meggett awaited word Saturday that one of his sons would be drafted into the league.

That wait ended Saturday night as Davin Meggett went undrafted through seven rounds, but agreed to a three-year free agent deal with the Houston Texans, his agent confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
"He's following me," Davin said before the draft. "I don't know how he keeps up, but he does."...

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/story/2012-04-28/Meggett-follows-NFL-path-of-imprisoned-father/54611792/1

Dishman
04-28-2012, 11:57 PM
Meggett follows NFL path of imprisoned father (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/story/2012-04-28/Meggett-follows-NFL-path-of-imprisoned-father/54611792/1)

From a South Carolina state prison, former NFL kick returner Dave Meggett awaited word Saturday that one of his sons would be drafted into the league.

That wait ended Saturday night as Davin Meggett went undrafted through seven rounds, but agreed to a three-year free agent deal with the Houston Texans, his agent confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
"He's following me," Davin said before the draft. "I don't know how he keeps up, but he does."...

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/story/2012-04-28/Meggett-follows-NFL-path-of-imprisoned-father/54611792/1

Wow! Did not know Papa Megget was serving time.

gary
04-28-2012, 11:58 PM
Nothing about Jones?

Texan in Japan
04-29-2012, 12:00 AM
[QUOTE=Playoffs;1947094]Meggett follows NFL path of imprisoned father (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/story/2012-04-28/Meggett-follows-NFL-path-of-imprisoned-father/54611792/1)

From a South Carolina state prison, former NFL kick returner Dave Meggett awaited word Saturday that one of his sons would be drafted into the league.

That wait ended Saturday night as Davin Meggett went undrafted through seven rounds, but agreed to a three-year free agent deal with the Houston Texans, his agent confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
"He's following me," Davin said before the draft. "I don't know how he keeps up, but he does."...

Wow! 3-years for UDFA is crazy--Arian Foster only got a 2-yr offer. Is Meggett that good a prospect?

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 12:05 AM
[QUOTE=Playoffs;1947094]Meggett follows NFL path of imprisoned father (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/texans/story/2012-04-28/Meggett-follows-NFL-path-of-imprisoned-father/54611792/1)

From a South Carolina state prison, former NFL kick returner Dave Meggett awaited word Saturday that one of his sons would be drafted into the league.

That wait ended Saturday night as Davin Meggett went undrafted through seven rounds, but agreed to a three-year free agent deal with the Houston Texans, his agent confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.
"He's following me," Davin said before the draft. "I don't know how he keeps up, but he does."...

Wow! 3-years for UDFA is crazy--Arian Foster only got a 2-yr offer. Is Meggett that good a prospect?

Non guaranteed, next to no signing bonus I would guess, contract wouldn't mean much if we cut him. If anything it is better for the Texans to have him for three years just in case he sticks.

Lucky
04-29-2012, 12:07 AM
Wow! 3-years for UDFA is crazy--Arian Foster only got a 2-yr offer. Is Meggett that good a prospect?
None of the 3 years are guaranteed. And all UDFA are exclusive rights free agents until they have 3 years vested.

tarheeltexan
04-29-2012, 12:08 AM
Signging Dwight Jones would be a HUGE steal! He reminds me so much of Hakeem Nicks ... Hes a future STAR !

NastyNate
04-29-2012, 12:10 AM
Absolutely love the Davin Meggett pickup, dude is a bowling ball, great change of direction, very hard to TFL. Jason Ford is a very nice blocking tailback from an odd triple threat/option offense. I think he'll actually surpise some people and will be happy to watch him in a ZBS setup, would be just fine with either making the team.

The Pencil Neck
04-29-2012, 12:10 AM
Wow! Did not know Papa Megget was serving time.

A three year deal!? Seriously?

Xcellerator
04-29-2012, 12:14 AM
Dwight Jones was a 5-Star recruit out of high school.. Good size and decent speed; had good stats last year (1196 yds 12 TD's) and year before (946 yards 4 TD's) that. Hopefully he gets it together and make the roster to be our potential 2nd or 3rd receiver.

ObsiWan
04-29-2012, 12:15 AM
Damn, I just watched some Dwight Jones clips and he displayed terrible hands...

Hopefully that was just a bad game...

funny... last season when I was checking out TJ Yates clips, it seemed to be Dwight Jones who was his prime go-to guy. He made most of TJ's big catches in those clips.

Those Yates clips are what piqued my interest in Jones.

gary
04-29-2012, 12:18 AM
Signging Dwight Jones would be a HUGE steal! He reminds me so much of Hakeem Nicks ... Hes a future STAR !Did they sign him?

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 12:19 AM
Did they sign him?

Google can't confirm that, unless my google-fu is weak sauce.

Steleehin
04-29-2012, 12:20 AM
Did they sign him?

still pending but I hope it gets done ,havent seen anything official yet

Steleehin
04-29-2012, 12:22 AM
its on nepatriots.com says we signed dwight jones www.nepatriotsdraft.com sorry

Xcellerator
04-29-2012, 12:23 AM
Yep, looks like we got Dwight Jones!

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2012-nfl-undrafted-free-agents

Steleehin
04-29-2012, 12:25 AM
Yep, looks like we got Dwight Jones!

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2012-nfl-undrafted-free-agents

love this ,would have been happy if we would have got him in the 5th, works out great:bender:

The Pencil Neck
04-29-2012, 12:27 AM
I don't see him signing, yet. But I'd love to have him.

Mike Kerns
04-29-2012, 12:52 AM
TJ Yates twitter good enough?

@TJ_Yates: Excited to hear Dwight Jones signed with the Texans! We got a steal, still can't believe he didn't get drafted

mussop
04-29-2012, 01:20 AM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

super happy about theses guys. This just makes an already good draft even better. All three of these guys were draftable. :bravo:

Marcus
04-29-2012, 02:30 AM
super happy about theses guys. This just makes an already good draft even better. All three of these guys were draftable. :bravo:

Well, I hope Dwight Jones understands the reasons why he didn't get drafted. You can't be a knucklehead at both the Senior Bowl and at the Combine without being red-flagged as a character risk. I don't see him making it here.

Wolf6151
04-29-2012, 03:21 AM
Originally Posted by Playoffs
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

I'm loving these signings. DJ has more talent than the guys we drafted in the 3rd and 4th. Hopefully TJ Yates will be working with him starting tomorrow on what he can expect from the NFL and what the Texans will expect from DJ. I'm loving the Fangupo signing as well, it's time we had some size at NT. I really hope both of these guys make the roster.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 03:44 AM
Fangupo played the 5 tech spot mainly at BYU according to reports I've been reading. Given how raw they say he is, he might end up on the PS to develop for a while.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 03:52 AM
Concerned about Dwight Jones lack of route tree development. I thought UNC ran a fairly sophisticated system, what does that say about Jones ability to learn?

EVOLVIST
04-29-2012, 03:56 AM
Okay, help me make sense of this, or show me the error of my ways.

I'm an SEC guy. Love the play. And since 2010 (at least) one of the biggest standout Free Safeties, in all the NCAA, Tremain Thomas, Arkansas, not only went undrafted, but didn't get picked up as a UDFA either?

Tremain Thomas - 6'0", 204lbs, 4.51-40 (unofficial 4.45), 38.5" vert,

2010 - 83 tackles, 4 INTs, 5 Passes Defended

2011 - 92 tackles, 5 INTs, 6 Passes Defended

Those are NFL numbers any FS would be proud of.

2010: Started all 13 games, named second-team All-SEC by the AP. Led team with four interceptions and was credited with 83 tackles, 5.0 for loss with 0.5 sacks, five pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one blocked field goal. Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List after being selected as the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Texas A&M. He also earned Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week recognition for his performance against the Aggies, which included seven tackles, 0.5 for loss, one fumble recovery, one pass breakup and an interception in the end zone on the final play of Arkansas’ 24-17 victory.

01/06/12 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: FS Tramain Thomas led the Razorbacks in interceptions with five, tied for second-most in the SEC with Vanderbilt's Casey Hayward behind LSU's Morris Claiborne's six. - The Sports Xchange

12/07/11 - 2011 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION: Tramain Thomas, S, Arkansas, 6-0, 204, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Conference Honorable Mention for the 2011 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. Thomas has five interceptions during the 2011 season, which is tied for third in the SEC and 10th nationally. Thomas had a pair of interceptions in the Razorbacks' 38-14 win against Auburn on Oct. 8. Thomas has also made 87 tackles on the season, which is second on the team. For his career, Thomas has intercepted 12 passes, which is tied for third on UA's all-time career interceptions list. - Arkansas football

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=84640&draftyear=2012&genpos=FS

He's not just "my guy" - but I've never seen this happen to a player of this quality in all my years of watching the college and preping for the draft. There's not even any character issues.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Delano Johnson, Bowie State

Dates: 03/14/12
Height: 6044
Weight: 266
40 Yrd Dash: 4.91
20 Yrd Dash: 2.82
10 Yrd Dash: 1.69 225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18
Vertical Jump: 34 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.47
3-Cone Drill: 7.55

This guy is a pretty impressive physical specimen. Starting to feel like the Texans like to get these specimens and try and teach them football.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:08 AM
Okay, help me make sense of this, or show me the error of my ways.

I'm an SEC guy. Love the play. And since 2010 (at least) one of the biggest standout Free Safeties, in all the NCAA, Tremain Thomas, Arkansas, not only went undrafted, but didn't get picked up as a UDFA either?

Tremain Thomas - 6'0", 204lbs, 4.51-40 (unofficial 4.45), 38.5" vert,

2010 - 83 tackles, 4 INTs, 5 Passes Defended

2011 - 92 tackles, 5 INTs, 6 Passes Defended

Those are NFL numbers any FS would be proud of.







http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=84640&draftyear=2012&genpos=FS

He's not just "my guy" - but I've never seen this happen to a player of this quality in all my years of watching the college and preping for the draft. There's not even any character issues.

The scouting reports I saw of him, said he can't tackle and isn't physical. That could hurt a prospect as a safety....

Never seen him play though so only passing on my best guess.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:10 AM
Found next to nothing on Cody White, OT. Anyone surprised he came out of HS as a TE........

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:13 AM
Reading reports on Meggett leave me less excited than some of you seem to be. I read that he is indecisive and struggles to read the play and make decisions. Not sure that equals a one cut and go runner.

LonerATO
04-29-2012, 04:17 AM
Hahaha, Jags picked up a guy named Long Ding.

That can't be a real name.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:17 AM
Grimes seems like the productive back our FO would like, and versatile. See why some people are saying they like him.

Rey
04-29-2012, 04:18 AM
I'm excited to see grimes. He looks like he could be really good for us.

I need to check the other rb out.

I'm kind of upset we didn't get Diehl. That was my guy.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:20 AM
Even less out there for Logan Brock. A TE that didn't get many chances to catch the ball, decent blocker reportedly. Smells of camp body.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:23 AM
Not much on DJ Bryant. Found this (http://college2pro.com/articles/200/nfl-mock-draft-bryant-sc-73/)...


College2Pro.com Perspective

OLB-DE tweener. Very athletic. Penchant to get up field. Quickness, speed and burst to be very effective edge rusher. Extremely high motor and intense. Has big, strong hands and long arms and can use his hands. Best suited to be a pass-rushing linebacker in a Steelers-type-3-4 scheme. Will get look due to his size, effort and smarts.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:27 AM
Mario Louis is an interesting story (http://www.rookiedraft.com/?p=6476).... might be too small for our system, definitely need to be a PS guy so he can learn to play football.

Mario Louis is a rare situation of game trumping all. He started his college career as a basic student hoping to walk-on to the basketball team but after a year of intramural football, he was convinced to try out for the football team.

Having zero background in football, Mario took a couple of years to adapt to the game but once Doug Williams arrived and called his team out, asking for somebody to step up, Mario came out of his shell to score 18 touchdowns.

Louis is a very explosive player that can take any play the distance and does a great job of high pointing passes, winning his one on one battles.

Louis isn’t overly big and the level of competition he was facing is going to be a question mark during the scouting process but his consistent production is clear.

He has playmaker written all over him but he’ll need a receivers coach that is ready to polish him up on the finer points. A developmental prospect that could be a perfect complimentary player and weapon out of the slot.

School: Grambling State
Position: WR
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Height: 6000
Weight: 195
Bench Press: 18
Vertical Jump: 36
40 T: 4.56
Projection: 6th/7th Round

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:29 AM
Ford was told he could be a great WCO FB. Maybe he is competition for Casey.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:31 AM
I saw Menkins ranked as the 13th best small school OT. I guess we can't expect too much from him then.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:34 AM
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack, here is our ILB prospect, intense guy, descibed as a Brian Cushing type below (http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rankings/2012/ilb/shawn-loiseau/).

Positives -- A dominating presence at the linebacker position; flies from sideline to sideline with impressive game speed... Diagnoses plays quickly and has a good first step to react... A punishing tackler that can jar the ball loose with a well placed hit... Plays well against the run and pass, possesses above average ability to penetrate into the backfield... Has the versatility to play middle linebacker in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense... The true definition of a gym rat; will spend countless hours working to improve his game... Most likely a late round selection but will deliver steady special teams production and serve as a worthy developmental linebacker... Plays with the high motor coaches love, does not quit until the whistle is blown... Is a Brian Cushing type player, high motor and high impact player that a defense can rally around.

Negatives -- At just 6 ft., size will be a concern for some teams... Played Division II college football which produces very few NFL caliber talents... More concerning than the Division II may be the reason he was overlooked by Division I teams; had an off the field incident his junior year in high school where a boy ended up in a coma and Loiseau was charged with assault... Is a raw player that will need to time to develop the finesse required in the NFL... Playing in Division II makes him much more of a projection at this point as no one is quite sure how he will fare against bigger and faster players... Does not appear to have much in the way of coverage skills, may end up only being a two down player.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:37 AM
Didn't read much to impress me about Jerrell Jackson. Seems small and slow, not a good route runner. Can't see him getting out of camp or onto the PS.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:41 AM
Desmond Marrow, is another Texans size/speed project. 6-3 205, runs a 4.4.

Raw CB that might get a shot at S.

Worth rolling the dice on.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:42 AM
Case Keenum, some QB from some school.

Someone on here might know something about him....

If 76texan is on the money with this guy we have a HUGE bargain on our hands.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 04:44 AM
Sorry for clogging up the thread with my musings and scraps of info but I knew nothing about these guys mostly and thought that I might shed a tiny scrap of light for some who don't have a couple of hours practicing there google-fu.

SAMURAITEXAN
04-29-2012, 05:43 AM
I am just happy that we sign Case. At least, Case get a chance to show his talent at next level.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 08:02 AM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

This is awesome, I love these signings! My musings-

Keenum- Typical camp body type pickup. Could make for a solid number 3 QB, but (like others) I worry about size and arm strength.

Marrow- Another older guy (25, Keenum is up there too), Marrow is a large CB to FS project. I doubt he makes the team, but he is an interesting piece of clay.

Jackson- I dont know much about this guy, so no write up.
I watched Missouri a couple times, I guess he never caught my eye.

Loiseau- I love it! Mean SOB with underrated athleticism, I think he pushes for a roster spot due to ST ability. Who guys will love him too, Braman-esque attitude on the field.

Menkin- Dont know a lot about the guy, but good measurables. There is a highlight clip online, and while he played OT in college, he is definitely an OG prospect at the next level. Even at UMHB he struggled against speed off the edge.

Ford- Interesting pick up, but I dont see a lot of long term potential there. Camp body.

Loius- I dont know much about him, I really wish I had paid more attention to small school guys like I used to. He was getting a lot of buzz pre-draft.

Bryant- Again, dont know a lot about this guy. Prototypical DE to OLB conversion. Looks the part of an NFL OLB.

Brock- Wow, seems to be a theme, as I dont really know the guy. Good athleticism, but on the small side at only 244 lbs. Camp body.

Grimes- I like this a lot, very impressive on the field and off of it. He has the size, athleticism and the tape to make me very excited about him being in camp. I think he fits the system well (one-cut guy) and pushes for the roster.

Meggett- And this is the guy that Grimes will be competing against for the roster. Meggett has all the physical ability in the world, he just never really showed it consistently at Maryland. At the moment I rate Meggett a bit above Grimes, so he makes the roster while Grimes goes to the PS. I really like both players though.

White- I dont know a thing, looks like an OG prospect that can move.

Johnson- Another pick up I love, this guy is the opposite of some of these pickups, as he looks great on the field, but was marginal in workouts (4.91 40, 18 bench reps). However at 6'5" 265 lbs, he clearly has the frame to be an NFL player, and on the field looks like a man against boys. I dont think he has a chance for the roster, but he should be a lock for the PS so we can see what some NFL training can do for him.

Fangupo- Hell yes. A big bodied NT prospect who was quite popular on the boards, Fangupo has the ability to make the roster as a short yardage NT. Already 26 (I believe), his age worked against him in the draft, as there is no way he was not considered to be a late round talent.

Hunter- Never stood out to me, but then again I did not watch more than 3 Houston games. Looks like a camp body, but I know one of you UH guys will let the board know his pluses and minuses.


Jones- Another guy who was quite popular here on the boards, Jones comes in with instant chemistry with TJ Yates. A big receiver, could push for the roster.

It is going to be a very interesting camp!

EDIT- Just saw on NEPatriotsDraft that Eddie Pleasant, SS, Oregon and Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor.

Pleasant- Big SS who looks good in coverage. I just dont see him on the roster though.

Robertson- At 6'4" 285, he probably is being looked at as a DE. I dont know much about him.

CloakNNNdagger
04-29-2012, 08:25 AM
Found next to nothing on Cody White, OT. Anyone surprised he came out of HS as a TE........

ISU grad White signs with NFL’s Texans (http://wjbc.com/isu-grad-white-signs-with-nfls-houston-texans/)

Cody White (no. 56) started in 43 of a possible 44 games in four seasons at Illinois State. (Photo courtesy GoRedbirds.com)

NORMAL – Former Illinois State offensive tackle Cody White accepted a free-agent contract to play for the Houston Texans on Saturday, shortly following the NFL Draft.

The 23-year-old White, a Normal West graduate and four-year letterwinner for the Redbirds, moved to the offensive line prior to the 2010 season after playing his first two seasons at tight end.

In his junior season, he played in all 11 games at various positions on the line and helped bolster a unit that posted 4,279 yards on the season, the eighth-best single season mark in school history.

White earned the starting spot at left tackle heading into his senior season of 2011 and was tasked with protecting quarterback Matt Brown’s blind side. He started all 11 games and earned All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention honors as part of an all-senior offensive line for the Redbirds. ISU rushed for 183.4 yards per game in 2011, up from an average of just 131 yards the previous season, and the offensive line unit allowed just six sacks all season which ranked No. 3 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national rankings.

Illinois State head coach Brock Spack believes White could have a bright future in the NFL.

“We are all very proud of Cody and wish him the best of luck with the Texans,” Spack said. “Cody has worked very hard to become the player he is today and I think this is a great opportunity for him. His toughness and work ethic will take him a long way in the NFL and I have no doubt that he will have a great shot to make roster as a guard or possibly center.”

White played in 43 of a possible 44 games in his career and helped the Redbirds to three-straight winning seasons from 2009-11, marking the first time ISU had achieved that feat since 1998-2000.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 08:32 AM
That can't be a real name.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=113836&draftyear=2012&genpos=K

CloakNNNdagger
04-29-2012, 08:46 AM
Thank you so much for the information! What are the chances he doesn't recover?

Probably less than 10%

Playoffs
04-29-2012, 09:30 AM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Philip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist
Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor
Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
Greg Williams, LB, Pitt

Lucky
04-29-2012, 09:43 AM
TJ Yates twitter good enough?
Yates recommendation probably got Jones a shot here. In a disastrous offseason (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7506/dwight-jones), Jones went from likely 2nd day pick, to undrafted.

According to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, position coaches at the Combine "jumped all over" North Carolina WR Dwight Jones in on-field drills for disobeying instructions and a lack of hustle.

Jones apparently ran a bad route at one point in drills and didn't hustle to the other area of the field, where the quarterback placed his pass. Russ Lande of Sporting News also noted that Jones had similar problems at the Senior Bowl, specifically in terms of effort. Though long on potential at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds with 34-inch arms and mid-4.5s speed, Jones has now been flagged as a character risk in an incredibly deep receiver class.
Jones was also banned from UNC's pro day for promoting a New Years party at a club. He's got talent. But he doesn't seem serious about becoming a pro.

IDEXAN
04-29-2012, 09:56 AM
Jones was also banned from UNC's pro day for promoting a New Years party at a club.
But maybe he's got potential as Secret-Service Social Director ?

CloakNNNdagger
04-29-2012, 10:15 AM
Yates recommendation probably got Jones a shot here. In a disastrous offseason (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7506/dwight-jones), Jones went from likely 2nd day pick, to undrafted.


Jones was also banned from UNC's pro day for promoting a New Years party at a club. He's got talent. But he doesn't seem serious about becoming a pro.

How was he not shown the OTHER side of the Texans' door?

Playoffs
04-29-2012, 10:24 AM
How was he not shown the OTHER side of the Texans' door?
Surprising the Texans are showing some evidence of loosening their strict policy of bringing in "clean" character this year with the likes of Posey & Jones. Probably a good thing in the long run.

But if Jones hasn't seen the light and fixed his attitude he'll be out of here likety-split. Maybe going undrafted/unwanted was a wake-up call?

NitroGSXR
04-29-2012, 10:29 AM
Davin Meggett can take a cheap shot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_gOKAZwDVg

Davin really came to play some hard knocks football. I like this guy. He's a bruiser who moves forward.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=043vhj46_jw&feature=related

Sorry to hear Dave Meggett turned out to be such a POS. "Going to take a down payment now"? Holy moley! I'll never think of him the same again.

beerlover
04-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Case Keenum, QB Houston
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
Nate Menkin OT Mary Hardin-Baylor
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -- yep, Dave Meggett's son (bloodlines!)
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Delano Johnson, LB, Bowie State
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Philip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist
Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor
Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
Greg Williams, LB, Pitt

this is like Christmas morning, wake up & look what Rick Smith put under Texan fans tree, a whole list of some serious talent trying to make this team better. Hebron Fangupo is a very interesting NT prospect. Eddie Pleasent was a draftable safety & a whole host of RB talent. Love it!

Lucky
04-29-2012, 10:39 AM
Surprising the Texans are showing some evidence of loosening their strict policy of bringing in "clean" character this year with the likes of Posey & Jones.
I don't know whether it's about clean or dirty. I think it's a question of immaturity on both player's part. Did they do everything they could to maximize their opportunity at the collegiate level? No. As professionals, they will have to show more commitment to their job.

TimeKiller
04-29-2012, 10:55 AM
I don't know whether it's about clean or dirty. I think it's a question of immaturity on both player's part. Did they do everything they could to maximize their opportunity at the collegiate level? No. As professionals, they will have to show more commitment to their job.

That was a big sticking point on Posey. They said they're not condemning any one for a mistake but they will condemn a player if they don't learn anything and FIX their mistakes.

Posey continued to show up everyday to practice even though he couldn't play. They said he was blunt and honest about his situation and every chance he gets he says, I can't wait to me Andre/I can't wait to get to WORK. I think that impressed them enough to ignore the suspensions last year. Despite the red flags about him he's at least putting up a "pro effort".

TimeKiller
04-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Presents!

Case Keenum, QB Houston-
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo- 6'3'' 200 CB
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack-
Jason Ford, RB(FB) Illinois
Mario Louis WR, Grambling State- athlete
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison- athlete
Logan Brock, TE, TCU- athlete
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary- productive college
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland -
Hebron "Loni" Fangupo, DT BYU
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Philip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist
Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon

Keeping an eye on these names. All have big holes in their stock but all stand a legitimate shot of making a difference.

Mike Kerns
04-29-2012, 10:56 AM
Don't sleep on Shawn Loiseau. This scheme needs a lot of LB's and he is a great player who was effected by going to a small school. Crazy fast, tackling machine. Tough guy with really good instincts. It's an overused statement, but Loiseau has a VERY high motor. 121 tackles with 10.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks this senior. I could see him sticking with the 53.

Lucky
04-29-2012, 11:06 AM
Don't sleep on Shawn Loiseau. This scheme needs a lot of LB's and he is a great player who was effected by going to a small school.
A real interesting story (http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/04/24/toucher-rich-merrimacks-shawn-loiseau-on-upcoming-draft/)on how Loiseau ended up at a DII school.

Playing against Loiseau’s Division 1 dreams were an incident he was involved in as a junior. There was a fight outside his home, which left one person in a coma. It’s an incident that is still brought up today, especially at the NFL combine, but Loiseau says he handles it in a truthful manner each time.

“I got jumped by two kids who came to my house with weapons; they had pipes. I was trying to defend me and my father and my family. I actually got hit in the head with a pipe and got 28 stitches, but when I tackled the kid to the pavement he hit his head on the ground and went into a coma,” recalled Loiseau. “They charged me as an adult at 17 years old; assault with a deadly weapon. They said the ground was my weapon.”


“I can remember sitting in the cell at 17 years old and my lawyer said ‘Shawn, you might be facing murder charges.’ It was the first fight I had ever been in my life; it was a life changing experience,” he said.


The charges were eventually dropped, but the damage was done. Bigger schools stayed away from Loiseau, and he didn’t receive any walk-on invites from D1 schools. Still, he feels the incident has made him stronger as he was able to overcome the ordeal.

Looks like he does some off the wall, Cushing-type training, as well.

http://d6673sr63mbv7.cloudfront.net/archive/x1406722956/g25800000000000000010d479a50d0e7f93f75c74c999549a7 fce93015f.jpg

panamamyers
04-29-2012, 11:09 AM
Supernaw is a ferocious looking blocker. Don't know if he quite has the athleticism to stick though.

The Loiseau kid brings the hammer every time he tackles someone that's for certain.

Texan in Japan
04-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Houston Texans
Desmond Marrow, FS, Toledo
Jerrell Jackson, SAF, Missouri
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack
DJ Bryant, DE, James Madison
Case Keenum, QB, Houston
Logan Brock, TE, TCU
Mario Louis, WR, Grambling St
Nate Menkin, OT, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
Cody White, OT, Illinois St
Jason Ford, RB, Illinois
Loni Fangupo, DT, BYU
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
Delano Johnson, DE/OLB, Bowie State
David Hunter, DT, Houston
Tracy Robertson, DT, Baylor
Johnathan Grimes, RB, William and Mary
Greg Williams, LB, Pitt
Rennie Moore, DT Clemson
Phillip Supernaw, Ouchita Baptist, TE

A few more add-ons.

cuppacoffee
04-29-2012, 11:14 AM
Still need another "camp arm"?

:coffee:

Heath Shuler
04-29-2012, 11:19 AM
Dwight Jones vs. Missouri

http://youtu.be/gmidiDO8kjw

I remember the ball on his back for an int.

At least 3 drops.

Texan in Japan
04-29-2012, 11:21 AM
http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/rennie-moore-94/

Rennie Moore looks like a 5T project.

http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/greg-williams-38/

Greg Williams has NFL family ties and gives us more LBers to look at in camp.

http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/phillip-supernaw-11/

Phil Supernaw is small school Texas boy for TE competition in camp.

CloakNNNdagger
04-29-2012, 03:20 PM
I've been wondering where our next legitimate FB was coming from.

Jason Ford is listed as a RB. But he was regarded as a combo running back/West Coast fullback draft prospect with great hands. The Texans as likely looking at him at FB.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 03:21 PM
I've been wondering where our next legitimate FB was coming from.

Jason Ford is listed as a RB. But he was regarded as a combo running back/West Coast fullback draft prospect with great hands. The Texans as likely looking at him at FB.

Next year's draft, Zac Boren from OSU.

CloakNNNdagger
04-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Jason Ford at 6'1" weighs in now at 250.

Lucky
04-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Next year's draft, Zac Boren from OSU.
Whoa, there. I need a little longer break before the next draft season.

TexanBacker93
04-29-2012, 03:30 PM
Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack, here is our ILB prospect, intense guy, descibed as a Brian Cushing type below (http://www.sidelinescouting.com/rankings/2012/ilb/shawn-loiseau/).

Positives -- A dominating presence at the linebacker position; flies from sideline to sideline with impressive game speed... Diagnoses plays quickly and has a good first step to react... A punishing tackler that can jar the ball loose with a well placed hit... Plays well against the run and pass, possesses above average ability to penetrate into the backfield... Has the versatility to play middle linebacker in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defense... The true definition of a gym rat; will spend countless hours working to improve his game... Most likely a late round selection but will deliver steady special teams production and serve as a worthy developmental linebacker... Plays with the high motor coaches love, does not quit until the whistle is blown... Is a Brian Cushing type player, high motor and high impact player that a defense can rally around.

Negatives -- At just 6 ft., size will be a concern for some teams... Played Division II college football which produces very few NFL caliber talents... More concerning than the Division II may be the reason he was overlooked by Division I teams; had an off the field incident his junior year in high school where a boy ended up in a coma and Loiseau was charged with assault... Is a raw player that will need to time to develop the finesse required in the NFL... Playing in Division II makes him much more of a projection at this point as no one is quite sure how he will fare against bigger and faster players... Does not appear to have much in the way of coverage skills, may end up only being a two down player.

I was looking at similar scouting about him and thought he sounded like another Cushing type player. In PFW they say that "every time he hits it is on the border of being a personal foul."

Fangupo looks like he could be interesting as a NT. A run stuffer that plays light on his feet might be along the lines of what Wade likes.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 03:31 PM
Whoa, there. I need a little longer break before the next draft season.

Haha, me too. I was just answering the question, as it seems like there wont be a FB brought in unless someone gets cut. It was a tongue in cheek answer.

Lucky
04-29-2012, 03:35 PM
Haha, me too. I was just answering the question, as it seems like there wont be a FB brought in unless someone gets cut. It was a tongue in cheek answer.
I really think they can find a vet FB. Casey is best served at TE, and now the Texans really need him there. I expect a big year from Casey, if he moves to TE.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 03:42 PM
I really think they can find a vet FB. Casey is best served at TE, and now the Texans really need him there. I expect a big year from Casey, if he moves to TE.

I hope so, because I think you are spot on. Behind OD we have GG, who has not shown anything at the NFL level. Thor is a difference maker, and him and OD together could be awesome.

That said, I just remembered that Zac Pauga from Colorado State was on the PS last year, and he was impressive if my memory serves. Maybe they think he is the thumper at FB for the year?

Thorn
04-29-2012, 05:26 PM
I think we all know 99% of these guys aren't going to make it, and there's a reason why. The one with the best chance of actually still being employeed by the Texans is Kennum the QB. For no other reason than he's a QB.

We've been through enough of these drafts and free agents hopefuls to know that come that first live real game, most of these guys will not be wearing an NFL uniform.

TexCanada
04-29-2012, 05:31 PM
Have to like that list of names. This training camp is going to have some pretty good positional battles taking place. I'm excited already.

Lucky
04-29-2012, 05:51 PM
I think we all know 99% of these guys aren't going to make it...
You're just a nattering nabob of negativism. Emblematic of the pessimism that has enveloped Postmodern America.

The Pencil Neck
04-29-2012, 05:56 PM
I think we all know 99% of these guys aren't going to make it, and there's a reason why. The one with the best chance of actually still being employeed by the Texans is Kennum the QB. For no other reason than he's a QB.

We've been through enough of these drafts and free agents hopefuls to know that come that first live real game, most of these guys will not be wearing an NFL uniform.

Branam, Foster, Brisiel, Jamison, Bulman...

Most aren't going to make it but one or two might. We've had some success with these UDFA types and at this point of the season, it's all about the hope.

TimeKiller
04-29-2012, 06:06 PM
I wonder if Loiseau could play fullback. I mean if he's just really good at hitting people....

ArlingtonTexan
04-29-2012, 06:07 PM
Branam, Foster, Brisiel, Jamison, Bulman...

Most aren't going to make it but one or two might. We've had some success with these UDFA types and at this point of the season, it's all about the hope.

The roster size and the salary cap dictate that a team has to have success finding at least special teams level contributors through UDFAs. Most superbowl winners a significant starter or two that were UDFAs. See Gaints Victor Cruz.

Biggest thing is for us as fans not lock onto Jones or Keenum because we know the name. chances are the the couple who make it a few years from now are not ones we already "know."

ArlingtonTexan
04-29-2012, 06:07 PM
Branam, Foster, Brisiel, Jamison, Bulman...

Most aren't going to make it but one or two might. We've had some success with these UDFA types and at this point of the season, it's all about the hope.

The roster size and the salary cap dictate that a team has to have success finding at least special teams level contributors through UDFAs. Most superbowl winners a significant starter or two that were UDFAs. See Gaints Victor Cruz.

Biggest thing is for us as fans not lock onto Jones or Keenum because we know the name. chances are the the couple who make it a few years from now are not ones we already "know."

Marcus
04-29-2012, 06:23 PM
Has anyone got any more info on Jonathan Grimes, the RB from William & Mary? With all the accolades he's received, I can't believe he didn't get drafted. Has anyone seen a scouting report on him?

Edit: Well, I knew if I looked hard enough ......

Link (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/draft-2012/players/82205.html)

Biography: Four-year starter awarded varying degrees of all-conference an All-American honors since his freshman season. Senior totals included 288 tenths/1431 yards/10 TDs on the ground with 23 receptions/262 yards/4 TDs. Also averaged 22.1 yards on 37 kick returns. Junior rushing totals included 207/887/8, when he was also named CAA Special Teams Player of the Year, averaging 24.9 yards on 12 kick returns.

Positives: Ultra-productive small school skill player who positively affects the game in a variety of ways. Instinctive ballcarrier who displays terrific running vision, effectively uses his blocks and runs low to the ground. Makes several defenders miss at the line of scrimmage and in the open field, keeps plays in bounds and works hard to pick up as much yardage as possible. Keeps his feet moving up the field. Deceptively strong and breaks form tackles or falls forward when tackled to pick up the extra yards. Solid receiver out of the backfield. Effectively picks up blocking assignments, squaring into defenders and keeping them from the action.

Negatives: Lacks the speed and agility to turn the corner. Not a fluid cutback runner and loses momentum when he must immediately change direction.

Analysis: Grimes lacks classic size/speed numbers for the next level yet has been productive in several areas since his freshman campaign. He gets the most from his ability and has the potential to make a roster as a situational ballcarrier and special teams ace.

Projection: FA

ObsiWan
04-29-2012, 06:44 PM
Surprising the Texans are showing some evidence of loosening their strict policy of bringing in "clean" character this year with the likes of Posey & Jones. Probably a good thing in the long run.

But if Jones hasn't seen the light and fixed his attitude he'll be out of here likety-split. Maybe going undrafted/unwanted was a wake-up call?

The Texans have shown guys the door before who came in with an "I'm entitled" attitude. I recall Darius Walker had to get cut before he woke up. And even Arian Foster had a bit of a 'tude when he first arrived. He and Walker were a bit butt-hurt (Walker much more so than Foster) because they went undrafted. Both learned that their spot on the team is NOT a given like it had been in high school and college. Both turned it around by being in the Kubiak doghouse and turned themselves around.

There are always a few knuckleheads in every draft class who just need to frickin' grow up and understand that playtime is OVER. Time to go to work.

panamamyers
04-29-2012, 06:48 PM
Youtube has some stuff on Grimes. He reminds me of Shaud Williams, formerly of Alabama and the Bills. He has some shiftiness to him, but just slow.

ObsiWan
04-29-2012, 06:54 PM
You're just a nattering nabob of negativism. Emblematic of the pessimism that has enveloped Postmodern America.

good one....
and just how long have you been waiting to unleash that little phrase?
:D

panamamyers
04-29-2012, 06:54 PM
DJ Bryant and Delano Johnson should both bring some competition to Braman, and I would bet that it is just as likely that either of those two make the squad as Braman.

Ford probably has a good shot at fullback.

Dwight Jones should have a good shot at making the squad at receiver. Assuming you have Andrew and Walter, you gotta find two or three more in there. Between Posey, Martin, Lestar Jean and Jones...Jones might have a chance.

Loiseau has a decent shot. There is an opportunity there to beat out Alexander or Dobbins.

I think one of those safeties has a decent shot if all he has to beat out is Keo.

I also think the tight end Supernaw might have a shot, depending on the fullback situation.

BigBull17
04-29-2012, 06:58 PM
I hope so, because I think you are spot on. Behind OD we have GG, who has not shown anything at the NFL level. Thor is a difference maker, and him and OD together could be awesome.

That said, I just remembered that Zac Pauga from Colorado State was on the PS last year, and he was impressive if my memory serves. Maybe they think he is the thumper at FB for the year?

I like Casey as a 2nd string fb and TE. Love the mismatches at fb. Just not an every down fb.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 07:05 PM
I am putting a TT UDFA game thread up pretty soon once I work out the details. Basically, pick 5 of the UDFAs signed by the Texans that you think will make the roster. You get points from each guy you guess correctly. I have tried to kick this kind of thing off before, but it just never took off. Maybe this year it will, maybe not.

steelbtexan
04-29-2012, 07:22 PM
Fangupo has the best chance to make the roster.

CloakNNNdagger
04-29-2012, 07:37 PM
Houston Texans Sign Eddie Pleasant (http://autzenzoo.com/2012/04/29/houston-texans-sign-eddie-pleasant/)

Eddie Pleasant was among the many undrafted Oregon Ducks after the 2012 NFL Draft. The only Oregon Ducks to be drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft were LaMichael James, Mark Asper, Josh Kaddu, and David Paulson. Even though his name was not called on draft day, Eddie Pleasant will be playing in the NFL with the Houston Texans. I will break down how Eddie Pleasant will fit in with the Houston Texans and how I feel about this signing.

While at Oregon, Eddie Pleasant was a very consistent and durable starter. One of his biggest strengths is his ability to tackle. Pleasant is a very reliable tackler and can be use as a last resort to take a guy down in space. Pleasant is a very solid hitter on the football field. He brings good size to the back of the defense and can produce as a run supporter on defense or a special teams player.

The biggest thing that Pleasant will need to work on in the NFL is his ability to defend the pass. He struggled often with defending the pass during his time with the Oregon Ducks. Despite being a liability in the pass coverage game, Eddie Pleasant is better in the zone defense than the man-to-man defense. This is because Pleasant can use his reliable tackling better in the zone defense.

Overall, I see Eddie Pleasant being a special teams player with the Houston Texans. Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans needed a corner back, but not a safety. Because of this, I believe the only reason the Houston Texans signed Eddie Pleasant was to help out on special teams. Pleasant’s reliable tackling and his productivity can lead to success on special teams in the NFL. This is a very good signing if Pleasant is mainly used on special teams.


EDIT: Funny, on the Ducks site, he is listed as a "Rover." link (http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=1149816)

Lucky
04-29-2012, 07:52 PM
EDIT: Funny, on the Ducks site, he is listed as a "Rover." link (http://www.goducks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=500&ATCLID=1149816)
Rover is a college and high school term for an in the box safety. A guy who can be used as an extra linebacker, or dropped back into coverage.

kiwitexansfan
04-29-2012, 08:19 PM
I wonder if Loiseau could play fullback. I mean if he's just really good at hitting people....

We've done it before haven't we. Guy got practice squaded.

Someone will know who it is, that puts this idea in the not too crazy department. The one thing you want from a run blocking FB is the desire to hit someone.

rmartin65
04-29-2012, 08:33 PM
We've done it before haven't we. Guy got practice squaded.

Someone will know who it is, that puts this idea in the not too crazy department. The one thing you want from a run blocking FB is the desire to hit someone.

Jon Abbate- http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=11803&draftyear=2007&genpos=

4Texans
04-29-2012, 09:23 PM
DT Nicolas Jean-Baptiste - 6'-1" - 330lbs. - Baylor
DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen - 6'-1" - 334lbs - Kent State

We need some weight at the Nose.

Both of them were signed by the Ravens!!!:smiliepalm:

Giant Tiger
04-29-2012, 10:43 PM
I wonder if Loiseau could play fullback. I mean if he's just really good at hitting people....

Loiseau means "the bird" in French... just saying ;)

GP
04-29-2012, 10:59 PM
Loiseau means "the bird" in French... just saying ;)

David Loiseau is an MMA fighter. He had the nickname "The Crow" so it's cool to see you bring this up.

Loiseau, IMO, will be Wade's 2012 version of Bryan Braman. The reckless LB who will summon the beasts of hell to run with him as he tracks down those who have a debt to be paid.

GP
04-29-2012, 11:01 PM
It was eery and cool how at the end Gruden said "Don't worry Case. Someone is going to take you. You just be ready. You got what it takes. Some coach is out there and he's going to take you. You be ready. And if someone doesn't take you, then they'll be sorry."

Wicked cool.

TexansFanatic
04-30-2012, 12:15 AM
It was eery and cool how at the end Gruden said "Don't worry Case. Someone is going to take you. You just be ready. You got what it takes. Some coach is out there and he's going to take you. You be ready. And if someone doesn't take you, then they'll be sorry."

Wicked cool.

Very cool, indeed.

Here's Gruden's QB Camp, featuring our new boy --- in full:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idM2PMsJL74

valleytexfan
04-30-2012, 03:05 AM
Very cool, indeed.

Here's Gruden's QB Camp, featuring our new boy --- in full:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idM2PMsJL74

Loved watching this. Great kid. Props. :bravo:

Thorn
04-30-2012, 06:37 AM
You're just a nattering nabob of negativism. Emblematic of the pessimism that has enveloped Postmodern America.

:lol: Yes Sir, that bees me.

We've struck in rich in the UDFA market before, and we will again. Maybe even in this bunch. But still, there's a reason most of these guys weren't drafted. I think there's a good chance that at least two or three of these guys end up somewhere on our team or practice squad. As to if any of them ever make us look good like Foster did, we'll just have to wait and see.

CloakNNNdagger
04-30-2012, 09:18 AM
Rover is a college and high school term for an in the box safety. A guy who can be used as an extra linebacker, or dropped back into coverage.

Is this the same position that I've sometimes heard referred to as "Monster?"

NastyNate
04-30-2012, 10:29 AM
:lol: Yes Sir, that bees me.

We've struck in rich in the UDFA market before, and we will again. Maybe even in this bunch. But still, there's a reason most of these guys weren't drafted. I think there's a good chance that at least two or three of these guys end up somewhere on our team or practice squad. As to if any of them ever make us look good like Foster did, we'll just have to wait and see.

59 UDFA's from 2010 were on NFL rosters in week 1 last year. The better talent evaluators find a gem here or there to at least fill special teams roles.

ObsiWan
04-30-2012, 10:34 AM
Is this the same position that I've sometimes heard referred to as "Monster?"

Yep. In Tennessee, where I grew up, the term was "monster". Depends on what part of the country you grew up in I suppose....

Wolf
05-03-2012, 07:12 PM
Posted by Nick Scurfield on May 3,2012 - 4:58 pm
The Texans have agreed to terms with the following 2012 undrafted college free agents, who are unofficial signings at this point:
Mario Louis, WR, Grambling
Jerrell Jackson, WR, Missouri
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Jason Ford, FB, Illinois,
Davin Meggett, RB, Maryland
Jonathan Grimes, RB, William & Mary
Greg Williams, ILB, Pittsburgh
Shawn Loiseau, ILB, Merrimack
Dalano Johnson, OLB, Bowie State
D.J. Bryant, OLB, James Madison
Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon
Desmond Marrow, S, Toledo
Nate Menkin, OT, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Cody White, G, Illinois State
Phillip Supernaw, TE, Ouachita Baptist
Logan Brock, TE, Texas Christian
David Hunter, DE, Houston
Tracy Roberston, DE, Baylor
Rennie Moore, DE, Clemson
Loni Fangupo, NT, Brigham Young
Case Keenum, QB, Houston
More to come on these players if and when their signings become official.



http://blog.houstontexans.com/2012/05/03/texans-agree-to-terms-with-21-undrafted-free-agents/

Playoffs
05-06-2012, 05:14 PM
OLB Delano Johnson, Houston Texans: Another raw athlete who stood out at the NFLPA All-Star game, this Bowie State's natural combination of size and pass rush potential could make him a developmental outside linebacker in the Texans' 3-4 scheme.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/blog/rob-rang/18924129/my-favorite-20-undrafted-free-agent-pickups

Playoffs
05-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Ourlads.com Dan Shonka:

Shawn Loiseau, LB, Merrimack -*6004 246 4.85
Three-year starter. Sideline to sideline active player. Good instincts. Needs to get more strength to get a fit at the point of attack. Can get turned in the hole. Led his team in tackles for three straight years. Plays square with good lateral agility. Has short arms and small hands to ward off blockers. Needs more strength in his arms and shoulders to control center and guard blocks. Good effort in pursuit. Physically and mentally tough to play the position. Intense. Lacks the speed and anticipation to cover man to man. Tight hips to turn and run. A twodown linebacker. Will contribute on special teams. Was active and productive in the Shrine Game. Has borderline measurables and pro physical skills. 2011 stats: 121 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 PBU. OSR:13/16. Seventh round/PFA. (A-30 3/4, H-8 3/8, BP-19, SS-DNP).

Eddie Pleasant, S, Oregon -*5101 211 4.53
Three-year starter. A tough and physical in the box defender with fringe backend skills. Comes hard downhill in run support. Built like a linebacker or running back which he previously played. Thick and strapped together. Relishes contact. Competitive. Reads his keys. Recognizes, then makes a play. Will take bad angles at times in pursuit or supporting the run. Does a good job in zone covering the short and medium areas. Breaks well on the ball. Upgrades a need backup area. Will need to work on and upgrade his man to man coverage skills to make a roster on the next level. Will be a major contributor on special teams’ coverage. 2011 stats: 61 tackles, 2 TFL,1 sack, 9 PD, 3 INTs. BRT:left 4.88, right 4.79. OSR:16/20. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31, H-9 1/4, VJ-33.5, SS-4.28).

http://blogs.ourlads.com/2012/05/10/2012-nfl-undrafted-free-agents-afc-south-houston-texans/

El Tejano
05-10-2012, 12:38 PM
I'm glad we got Eddie Pleasant. I'm hoping he makes the team because I've seen him play and dude is tough.

76Texan
05-29-2012, 01:11 AM
Logan Brock (TCU) is a pretty solid all-around player.
TCU ran the ball 3 times every 5 plays so Brock was used mainly as a blocking TE/FB/HB (similar to Casey for the Texans but he was used more for blocking).

Seems to have decent hands even though the numbers don't indicate it.
There were some passes that were just out of his reach that I saw.
There were also occasions when he was open but the QB either didn't see it or had already decided to go some place else.

76Texan
05-29-2012, 02:13 PM
Watch this catch from Jerrell Jackson in 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTK1Unz-kg&feature=related

The Pencil Neck
05-29-2012, 02:16 PM
Watch this catch from Jerrell Jackson in 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVTK1Unz-kg&feature=related

lol.

Wow.

OK.

:heart:

76Texan
06-08-2012, 11:30 PM
Logan Brock TE (TCU) and Desmond Marrow CB (Toledo) look like solid all-around players.

They might be candidates for the PS.

Marrow is pretty intriguing; he's 6'2 - 208 and posted a 4.47 in the 40 and 6.4 seconds in the 3-cone drill at his pro-day. Marrow recorded 19 bench reps of 225 pounds.

He's a very good tackler; therefore, some people project a conversion to safety.

He doesn't have a backpedal from the 5 games that I watched him play.
The jury is still out on his coverage skill as he often plays off-man.
He did have 15 pass break-ups and 3 Ints last year though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTsvHijJ4s

http://espn.go.com/ncf/video?gameId=312952649

http://espn.go.com/ncf/video?gameId=312952649

http://espn.go.com/ncf/video?gameId=313222117



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZr7O8NPAk8&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7x98GNcEDk&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_JOyQ2HKy8&feature=relmfu

Rey
06-09-2012, 04:09 AM
I've been on the marrow bandwagon for a while. I think he has a slim chance to sneak onto the back end if the roster as safety an corner depth and a special teams player. The athleticism is there a long with solid tackling skills. I think the db depth will be an interesting battle.

I like Logan Brock too. But I think itll be hard for him to make the roster. He's going to have to really shine.

76Texan
06-17-2012, 11:41 PM
I've been on the marrow bandwagon for a while. I think he has a slim chance to sneak onto the back end if the roster as safety an corner depth and a special teams player. The athleticism is there a long with solid tackling skills. I think the db depth will be an interesting battle.

I like Logan Brock too. But I think itll be hard for him to make the roster. He's going to have to really shine.

Best case scenario for Brock is to make the PS, I think.

76Texan
06-17-2012, 11:47 PM
Also, I've been watching tapes of Mario Louis and Jerrell Jackson.
The battle for the sixth spot (if the Texans decide to carry six and not signing another vet) is still very wide open.
For the same reason, there's no telling which guy(s) make the PS among the receivers currently on the squad for TC.

76Texan
06-17-2012, 11:51 PM
I'm glad we got Eddie Pleasant. I'm hoping he makes the team because I've seen him play and dude is tough.

I've watched 8 or 9 games and still can't decide on Pleasant.
A very good college player that may not have a position in the NFL.

Corrosion
06-18-2012, 01:20 AM
Also, I've been watching tapes of Mario Louis and Jerrell Jackson.
The battle for the sixth spot (if the Texans decide to carry six and not signing another vet) is still very wide open.
For the same reason, there's no telling which guy(s) make the PS among the receivers currently on the squad for TC.

If I had to wager based upon what we know so far:


AJ
Walter
Jean
Posey
Martin

With the 6th spot up for grabs between Jerrell Jackson , Trycycle Holliday and Jeff Maehl. If Martin ends up returning kicks and punts , it makes it very hard for Holliday to make the final 53.

76Texan
06-18-2012, 11:01 AM
If I had to wager based upon what we know so far:


AJ
Walter
Jean
Posey
Martin

With the 6th spot up for grabs between Jerrell Jackson , Trycycle Holliday and Jeff Maehl. If Martin ends up returning kicks and punts , it makes it very hard for Holliday to make the final 53.

Don't go to sleep on Mario Louis; he has only played football for 2-1/2 years.

Not only that, the guy that threw the ball to him last year was a freshman (even though D.J. Williams looks to have the bloodline - son of the HC and former NFL QB Doug Williams - he still has a lot of rough edges and lost his starting job; he was back in only when the other freshman QB was injured.)

Also, keep in mind that the 4.56 time he (Louis) put up at his pro day was on a slow track.

18 TDs in 12 games and 22 ypc have got to worth something.

76Texan
06-18-2012, 11:27 AM
Here's a quick look at Jerrell Jackson.

He broke a wrist and had to wear some form of protective gear early in his Junior season.

The Tigers had Gabbert ar QB.
T.J. Moe was his favorite target (92 catches 1,045 yards) as a slot/possession receiver.
Egnew was his next favorite target (90 for 762 yards) 'cause he is 6'5 and played like a TE/slot receiver (lots of mistmatch as he's "too fast" for the LB and "too big" for the safeties).
Jackson was actually the Tigers' deep threat at the X position.
He had 50 catches for 656 yards and 3 TDs.

In the Nebraska game alone, Jackson broke free deep 3 times with Gabbert missing him all 3 times.

In the redzone (13 yd line), Jackson beat Amakumara (1st round pick) to the corner but Gabbert was late with his throw, alllowing the CB to come back and poke a hand in to break up the sure TD.

I've seen Gabbert missing Jackson in several other games as well.

More on it later.

....

As a Senior, Jackson suffered a hamstring, missed a lot of practice and didn't play the first two games.

With a new QB, Jackson never had the time to connect with him (not enough reps).
Jackson then had to work his way back into football shape but reaggravaed the hamstring again sometimes during the year.
Basically, he was like AJ last year.

In the meantime, the Tigers ran the ball some 150 times more in 2011.
That tells you something about the new QB.

Both Moe's and Egnew's production was cut almost in half; it shouldn't be surprising to see Jackson's numbers drop drastically either.

The Jackson I saw in 2010 was a different guy; much quicker off the ball, with a very good double move that was not on display in his Senior year.

More later.

badboy
06-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Here's a quick look at Jerrell Jackson.

He broke a wrist and had to wear some form of protective gear early in his Junior season.

The Tigers had Gabbert ar QB.
T.J. Moe was his favorite target (92 catches 1,045 yards) as a slot/possession receiver.
Egnew was his next favorite target (90 for 762 yards) 'cause he is 6'5 and played like a TE/slot receiver (lots of mistmatch as he's "too fast" for the LB and "too big" for the safeties).
Jackson was actually the Tigers' deep threat at the X position.
He had 50 catches for 656 yards and 3 TDs.

In the Nebraska game alone, Jackson broke free deep 3 times with Gabbert missing him all 3 times.

In the redzone (13 yd line), Jackson beat Amakumara (1st round pick) to the corner but Gabbert was late with his throw, alllowing the CB to come back and poke a hand in to break up the sure TD.

I've seen Gabbert missing Jackson in several other games as well.

More on it later.

....

As a Senior, Jackson suffered a hamstring, missed a lot of practice and didn't play the first two games.

With a new QB, Jackson never had the time to connect with him (not enough reps).
Jackson then had to work his way back into football shape but reaggravaed the hamstring again sometimes during the year.
Basically, he was like AJ last year.

In the meantime, the Tigers ran the ball some 150 times more in 2011.
That tells you something about the new QB.

Both Moe's and Egnew's production was cut almost in half; it shouldn't be surprising to see Jackson's numbers drop drastically either.

The Jackson I saw in 2010 was a different guy; much quicker off the ball, with a very good double move that was not on display in his Senior year.

More later.Will he get an opportunity with Houston or does Kubes need to focus on Jean, Martin and Posey?