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srrono
02-22-2013, 11:42 AM
PDS ‏@PatDStat
According to @caplannfl the #Texans have a scheduled talk with OT Lane Johnson from Oklahoma.

PDS ‏@PatDStat
@ericdkennedy They talked to Emmett Cleary (OT) from Boston College yesterday.

PDS ‏@PatDStat
The #Texans have also met with Arkansas WR Cobi Hamilton (6-3, 209 lbs) according to @cecillammey

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Eifert said his meeting with #texans went well and tried to show them in int that he can block. #TexansTalk #NFLCombine

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Later in the week Robert Woods is still scheduled to meet with #Texans #TexansTalk

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
#texanstalk. Baylor WR Terrance Williams said he meet with #texans and feels the meeting went great. #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/t5fr5zGeQF


A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process. (http://www.stateofthetexans.com/?p=10542)
East West Shrine Game

Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.)

Eric Kush, Center, California (PA) (6-4, 304 lbs.)

Kayvon Webster, Cornerback, South Florida (5-10, 194 lbs.)

Sio Moore, Linebacker, Connecticut (6-2, 229 lbs.)



Senior Bowl

Hugh Thorton, Offensive Guard, Illinois (6-3, 320 lbs.)

Mike Glennon, Quarterback, N.C. State (6-7, 225 lbs.)

Markus Wheaton, Wide Receiver, Oregon State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Jordan Poyer, Cornerback, Oregon State (6-0, 182 lbs.)

Maliciah Goodman, Defensive End, Clemson (6-4, 272 lbs.)

Jamar Taylor, Cornerback, Boise State (5-11, 192 lbs.)

Justin Pugh, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Syracuse (6-4, 307 lbs.)

Will Davis, Cornerback, Utah State (5-11, 182 lbs.)



2013 NFL Combine

Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma (6-6, 303 lbs.)

Cobi Hamilton, Wide Receiver, Arkansas (6-2, 199 lbs.)

Emmitt Cleary, Offensive Tackle, Boston College (6-7, 315 lbs.)

Robert Woods, Wide Receiver, U.S.C. (6-1, 190 lbs.)

Terrance Williams, Wide Receiver, Baylor (6-2, 201 lbs.)

Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame (6-5, 250 lbs.)

I will keep adding names as they come

76Texan
02-22-2013, 12:18 PM
Hamilton will do as a number 2. There are plenty of choices, though.

First weigh-in I've read so far:

http://fantasyknuckleheads.com/2013-nfl-draft-top-five-wide-receiver-prospects/

thunderkyss
02-22-2013, 12:21 PM
PDS ‏@PatDStat
According to @caplannfl the #Texans have a scheduled talk with OT Lane Johnson from Oklahoma.

PDS ‏@PatDStat
@ericdkennedy They talked to Emmett Cleary (OT) from Boston College yesterday.

PDS ‏@PatDStat
The #Texans have also met with Arkansas WR Cobi Hamilton (6-3, 209 lbs) according to @cecillammey

Are the Texans bottom fishing? Where are these guys expected to go in the draft?

76Texan
02-22-2013, 12:27 PM
Are the Texans bottom fishing? Where are these guys expected to go in the draft?

Lane Johnson could be a first rounder. He's quick, fast, and strong.
I would love to have him as our RT.

He might not last to our pick though.

76Texan
02-22-2013, 12:29 PM
Hamilton is better than Posey and with the depth in this class, he might last until our second pick.

srrono
02-22-2013, 12:49 PM
James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Eifert said his meeting with #texans went well and tried to show them in int that he can block. #TexansTalk #NFLCombine

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Later in the week Robert Woods is still scheduled to meet with #Texans #TexansTalk

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
#texanstalk. Baylor WR Terrance Williams said he meet with #texans and feels the meeting went great. #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/t5fr5zGeQF

76Texan
02-22-2013, 12:59 PM
James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Eifert said his meeting with #texans went well and tried to show them in int that he can block. #TexansTalk #NFLCombine

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Later in the week Robert Woods is still scheduled to meet with #Texans #TexansTalk

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
#texanstalk. Baylor WR Terrance Williams said he meet with #texans and feels the meeting went great. #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/t5fr5zGeQF

I like the TE Eifert; if he's there at 27, he should be a consideration; not sure it's a position that we can afford to draft that high though.

Both Woods and Williams have a great chance to be a good number 2 like Hamilton. I have a hard time choosing between many of these guys... But a guy like Hunter has a higher ceiling due to his measurable.

tru80texan
02-22-2013, 01:45 PM
James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Eifert said his meeting with #texans went well and tried to show them in int that he can block. #TexansTalk #NFLCombine

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
Later in the week Robert Woods is still scheduled to meet with #Texans #TexansTalk

James Palmer ‏@JPalmerCSN
#texanstalk. Baylor WR Terrance Williams said he meet with #texans and feels the meeting went great. #NFLCombine pic.twitter.com/t5fr5zGeQF

I like Williams, of course, but I'm not big on USC pass catchers. It just seems they have all been more hype then anything once they get to the NFL dating back to Keyshawn Johnson. Hamiltion could be a good option later in the draft as he seems to be projected as a possible 3rd rounder.

I don't understand the Eifert interview. Maybe they are just going thru the motions & interviewing certain players despite it not necessarily being a need position. Eifert doesn't even fit what the Texans need at that position & it seems to be noted as he stated he tried to show the Texans he could block. They need a blocking TE that can catch, not a TE known for primarily catching w/ suspect speed.

IDEXAN
02-22-2013, 02:39 PM
Lane Johnson could be a first rounder. He's quick, fast, and strong.
I would love to have him as our RT.

He might not last to our pick though.
He would be tough to pass on if he makes it to the 27th, but I watched him at the Senior Bowl during the week of practice (one-on-ones), and he was impressive, very athletic.

Doppelganger
02-22-2013, 03:14 PM
Are the Texans bottom fishing? Where are these guys expected to go in the draft?

Lane is likely first rounder. With LJ looking like a strong candidiate for #1 overall and Eric Fisher looking like a top 10, Lane could be top 15/top 20. Athletic, multi year starter for Oklahoma on the blindside.

Hamilton looks like a solid #2 WR. Good size, speed, and hands. Not excellent, but would be an upgrade over everyone on the roster not named Andre Johnson. Likely a 2nd round draft pick(mid to late second.)

Doppelganger
02-22-2013, 03:19 PM
I like Williams, of course, but I'm not big on USC pass catchers. It just seems they have all been more hype then anything once they get to the NFL dating back to Keyshawn Johnson. Hamiltion could be a good option later in the draft as he seems to be projected as a possible 3rd rounder.

I don't understand the Eifert interview. Maybe they are just going thru the motions & interviewing certain players despite it not necessarily being a need position. Eifert doesn't even fit what the Texans need at that position & it seems to be noted as he stated he tried to show the Texans he could block. They need a blocking TE that can catch, not a TE known for primarily catching w/ suspect speed.

Texans are in a tough spot financially. In order to save money in order to sign/resign others, they may decide to cut Daniels and draft another TE.

steelbtexan
02-22-2013, 03:52 PM
Texans are in a tough spot financially. In order to save money in order to sign/resign others, they may decide to cut Daniels and draft another TE.

^^^^
This

Johnson wont make it past the Bears at 20 and most likely will be the Chargers pick at 11.

It seems like the Texans are are hoping that one of Williams/Woods/Hamilton will be available in the 2nd rd. It could happen, but most likely the Texans would have to trade up into the 40 range to get one of those guys.

All of these guys have the ability to be difference makers, defintely not bottom feeders.

Dutchrudder
02-22-2013, 04:01 PM
Are the Texans bottom fishing? Where are these guys expected to go in the draft?

The Texans have always interviewed late round guys a lot more than early guys. Go look at past years, the majority of their interviewees are 3-7th round picks and UDFAs.

srrono
02-22-2013, 05:33 PM
A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process.
East West Shrine Game

Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.)

Eric Kush, Center, California (PA) (6-4, 304 lbs.)

Kayvon Webster, Cornerback, South Florida (5-10, 194 lbs.)

Sio Moore, Linebacker, Connecticut (6-2, 229 lbs.)



Senior Bowl

Hugh Thorton, Offensive Guard, Illinois (6-3, 320 lbs.)

Mike Glennon, Quarterback, N.C. State (6-7, 225 lbs.)

Markus Wheaton, Wide Receiver, Oregon State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Jordan Poyer, Cornerback, Oregon State (6-0, 182 lbs.)

Maliciah Goodman, Defensive End, Clemson (6-4, 272 lbs.)

Jamar Taylor, Cornerback, Boise State (5-11, 192 lbs.)

Justin Pugh, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Syracuse (6-4, 307 lbs.)

Will Davis, Cornerback, Utah State (5-11, 182 lbs.)



2013 NFL Combine

Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma (6-6, 303 lbs.)

Cobi Hamilton, Wide Receiver, Arkansas (6-2, 199 lbs.)

Emmitt Cleary, Offensive Tackle, Boston College (6-7, 315 lbs.)

Robert Woods, Wide Receiver, U.S.C. (6-1, 190 lbs.)

Terrance Williams, Wide Receiver, Baylor (6-2, 201 lbs.)

Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame (6-5, 250 lbs.)

Wolf6151
02-22-2013, 05:39 PM
A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process.
East West Shrine Game

Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.)

Eric Kush, Center, California (PA) (6-4, 304 lbs.)

Kayvon Webster, Cornerback, South Florida (5-10, 194 lbs.)

Sio Moore, Linebacker, Connecticut (6-2, 229 lbs.)



Senior Bowl

Hugh Thorton, Offensive Guard, Illinois (6-3, 320 lbs.)

Mike Glennon, Quarterback, N.C. State (6-7, 225 lbs.)

Markus Wheaton, Wide Receiver, Oregon State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Jordan Poyer, Cornerback, Oregon State (6-0, 182 lbs.)

Maliciah Goodman, Defensive End, Clemson (6-4, 272 lbs.)

Jamar Taylor, Cornerback, Boise State (5-11, 192 lbs.)

Justin Pugh, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Syracuse (6-4, 307 lbs.)

Will Davis, Cornerback, Utah State (5-11, 182 lbs.)



2013 NFL Combine

Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma (6-6, 303 lbs.)

Cobi Hamilton, Wide Receiver, Arkansas (6-2, 199 lbs.)

Emmitt Cleary, Offensive Tackle, Boston College (6-7, 315 lbs.)

Robert Woods, Wide Receiver, U.S.C. (6-1, 190 lbs.)

Terrance Williams, Wide Receiver, Baylor (6-2, 201 lbs.)

Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame (6-5, 250 lbs.)



In years past we've always interviewed late round or UDFA prospects almost exclusively, I think for fear of tipping our hand as to what direction we're going in the draft. This year seems to be different. Going from this list there seems to be alot of early round prospects and WR that we're talking to.

steelbtexan
02-22-2013, 05:40 PM
A compiled list of prospects that the Texans have talked to since the start of the draft process.
East West Shrine Game

Anthony Amos, Wide Receiver, Middle Tennessee State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Gerald Hodges, Outside Linebacker, Penn. State (6-1, 239 lbs.)

Eric Kush, Center, California (PA) (6-4, 304 lbs.)

Kayvon Webster, Cornerback, South Florida (5-10, 194 lbs.)

Sio Moore, Linebacker, Connecticut (6-2, 229 lbs.)



Senior Bowl

Hugh Thorton, Offensive Guard, Illinois (6-3, 320 lbs.)

Mike Glennon, Quarterback, N.C. State (6-7, 225 lbs.)

Markus Wheaton, Wide Receiver, Oregon State (5-11, 183 lbs.)

Jordan Poyer, Cornerback, Oregon State (6-0, 182 lbs.)

Maliciah Goodman, Defensive End, Clemson (6-4, 272 lbs.)

Jamar Taylor, Cornerback, Boise State (5-11, 192 lbs.)

Justin Pugh, Offensive Guard/Tackle, Syracuse (6-4, 307 lbs.)

Will Davis, Cornerback, Utah State (5-11, 182 lbs.)



2013 NFL Combine

Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma (6-6, 303 lbs.)

Cobi Hamilton, Wide Receiver, Arkansas (6-2, 199 lbs.)

Emmitt Cleary, Offensive Tackle, Boston College (6-7, 315 lbs.)

Robert Woods, Wide Receiver, U.S.C. (6-1, 190 lbs.)

Terrance Williams, Wide Receiver, Baylor (6-2, 201 lbs.)

Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame (6-5, 250 lbs.)

Where did you come up with those lists?

srrono
02-22-2013, 06:13 PM
Where did you come up with those lists?

Here http://www.stateofthetexans.com/?p=10542
and twitter

ArlingtonTexan
02-22-2013, 10:43 PM
I like Williams, of course, but I'm not big on USC pass catchers. It just seems they have all been more hype then anything once they get to the NFL dating back to Keyshawn Johnson. Hamiltion could be a good option later in the draft as he seems to be projected as a possible 3rd rounder.

I don't understand the Eifert interview. Maybe they are just going thru the motions & interviewing certain players despite it not necessarily being a need position. Eifert doesn't even fit what the Texans need at that position & it seems to be noted as he stated he tried to show the Texans he could block. They need a blocking TE that can catch, not a TE known for primarily catching w/ suspect speed.


I would argue given the way the Texans used Kevin Walter, a "soft' TE who is bigger and faster could literally take his place. the top four or so TEs are really overgrwon WRs as they have spent a lot of time spread away from the formation or in the slot or motioning out of a bunch formation. this is how the pats use Aaron hernandez for example.

steelbtexan
02-23-2013, 11:13 AM
I would argue given the way the Texans used Kevin Walter, a "soft' TE who is bigger and faster could literally take his place. the top four or so TEs are really overgrwon WRs as they have spent a lot of time spread away from the formation or in the slot or motioning out of a bunch formation. this is how the pats use Aaron hernandez for example.

You could put Terron Armstead at TE/WR, he's faster than Walter/OD if you need a blocking WR/TE. Kinda sad really. LOL

tru80texan
02-23-2013, 11:27 AM
Texans are in a tough spot financially. In order to save money in order to sign/resign others, they may decide to cut Daniels and draft another TE.

I haven't seen much mentioned about OD possibly being a cap casualty. His cap number has been mentioned in the past due to him playing TE, but OD had a heck of a season, IMO, & it seemed the focus had shifted some to Antonio's number of late. Eifert still doesn't fill a need. The Texans needed a bigger blocking TE, which neither OD or Graham could fill very well. Graham, I believe, would fill the pass catching TE role if OD were let go & the blocking TE is still needed. Something Eifert is not known for. Cutting Walter is a start in gaining some wiggle room on the cap...

powda
02-23-2013, 11:39 AM
I thought the purpose of targeting a wr was to find a playmaker with enough speed and shake to threaten a defense? If we're going to snag a te and make him a wr why bother upgrading walter at all (other then $)?

76Texan
02-23-2013, 11:46 AM
I thought the purpose of targeting a wr was to find a playmaker with enough speed and shake to threaten a defense? If we're going to snag a te and make him a wr why bother upgrading walter at all (other then $)?

I don't mind us drafting a TE and a receiver both and cut Walter to save money and start clearing way for other receivers to see more snaps.

I don't necessarily call for Eifert, just want to mention that his blocking is pretty decent.

tru80texan
02-23-2013, 01:24 PM
Te'o during his live interview w/ media has confirmed he has already met w/ the Texans. I know this guy has acquired some recent baggage, but I would not be too opposed to him becoming a Texan. Outside of the national championship game he played very well throughout the season.

Lucky
02-23-2013, 02:03 PM
Te'o during his live interview w/ media has confirmed he has already met w/ the Texans. I know this guy has acquired some recent baggage, but I would not be too opposed to him becoming a Texan. Outside of the national championship game he played very well throughout the season.
Te'o's "baggage" means zip to me. I just don't think he's a 1st round NFL ILB. He's probably a better fit in a Tampa 2 defense than Wade's 3-4. Not super physical and better in zone than man. But I don't think what happened to him reflects anything as a football player.

RT22
02-23-2013, 02:08 PM
I thought that the last couple of 1st round picks the Texans made they had very minimal contact with them almost to the point that when selected by us they where surprised that we took them.

tru80texan
02-23-2013, 04:13 PM
Te'o's "baggage" means zip to me. I just don't think he's a 1st round NFL ILB. He's probably a better fit in a Tampa 2 defense than Wade's 3-4. Not super physical and better in zone than man. But I don't think what happened to him reflects anything as a football player.

“He’s a darn good player, and we’re looking at inside linebackers,” coach Gary Kubiak said about one of the team’s needs. “He’s an effort player. He can run and hit. There’s a lot to like.”

Teams have 15-minute interviews with 60 players. The Texans gave Te’o an indication of what to expect during his interviews.

“Everybody wants to check his sincerity and see if you can trust him,” Kubiak said. “He just said, ‘Here’s my story’ and told us. He answered our questions. He wasn’t defensive. He stood his ground, wasn’t gunshy. Lot of poise. He had it under control. He’s ready to move forward. I was impressed with the young man.”

I think there are many that would disagree that he isn't 1st round talent, but he may fall to the 2nd round depending on his combine performance. I think he played very well outside of the Alabama game & Kubiak had nothing but good things to say. Hits & runs well to go along w/ effort, the latter being something the Texans have been focusing on the last few drafts for the defense. Teo did have success in the zone & that may suit him, but that doesnt mean he cant go man to man. If his speed & agility drills go well then he could probably adapt to playing man coverage. I'm not willing to short change him just yet because of what he excelled in in college. People did that to Cushing saying he was tight in the hips & so forth & he does fairly well in coverage. Besides, if the Texans felt Dobbins, James, & Sharpton fit the bill to play alongside Cushing then I have little doubt that Teo would be an upgrade above all them.

I'm not a member of the Teo Fan Club, but he is amongst the ILB's that I wouldn't mind seeing become a Texan along w/ Minter & maybe A. Brown depending on how his shoulder injury pans out. I agree the "baggage" shouldn't matter, but that 40 time will & it's only a matter of time before we know what Teo can do.

drs23
02-23-2013, 04:34 PM
“He’s a darn good player, and we’re looking at inside linebackers,” coach Gary Kubiak said about one of the team’s needs. “He’s an effort player. He can run and hit. There’s a lot to like.”

Teams have 15-minute interviews with 60 players. The Texans gave Te’o an indication of what to expect during his interviews.

“Everybody wants to check his sincerity and see if you can trust him,” Kubiak said. “He just said, ‘Here’s my story’ and told us. He answered our questions. He wasn’t defensive. He stood his ground, wasn’t gunshy. Lot of poise. He had it under control. He’s ready to move forward. I was impressed with the young man.”

I think there are many that would disagree that he isn't 1st round talent, but he may fall to the 2nd round depending on his combine performance. I think he played very well outside of the Alabama game & Kubiak had nothing but good things to say. Hits & runs well to go along w/ effort, the latter being something the Texans have been focusing on the last few drafts for the defense. Teo did have success in the zone & that may suit him, but that doesnt mean he cant go man to man. If his speed & agility drills go well then he could probably adapt to playing man coverage. I'm not willing to short change him just yet because of what he excelled in in college. People did that to Cushing saying he was tight in the hips & so forth & he does fairly well in coverage. Besides, if the Texans felt Dobbins, James, & Sharpton fit the bill to play alongside Cushing then I have little doubt that Teo would be an upgrade above all them.

I'm not a member of the Teo Fan Club, but he is amongst the ILB's that I wouldn't mind seeing become a Texan along w/ Minter & maybe A. Brown depending on how his shoulder injury pans out. I agree the "baggage" shouldn't matter, but that 40 time will & it's only a matter of time before we know what Teo can do.

When do LBs run?

76Texan
02-23-2013, 04:57 PM
When do LBs run?

Monday.

Vinny
02-23-2013, 09:31 PM
Kubiak gushing a bit about Teo kinda makes me think we are not going to take him. You don't gush over guys you like unless you are Charley Casserly. I think Teo is overrated as well, so I'm hoping we pass.

CloakNNNdagger
02-23-2013, 09:46 PM
Kubiak gushing a bit about Teo kinda makes me think we are not going to take him. You don't gush over guys you like unless you are Charley Casserly. I think Teo is overrated as well, so I'm hoping we pass.

He'd be a great fit for the Texans. He folds on the "big stage."

mussop
02-24-2013, 12:35 AM
He'd be a great fit for the Texans. He folds on the "big stage."

I don't know that that is accurate. I would imagine with the combination of the catfish scandal, his recent popularity blow up topping off right before a national championship game effected this YOUNG mans head. That's a lot for someone his age to overcome. Hell a veteran NFL player would have a hard time dealing with all that on that kind of stage.

He's not a top ten talent but where we are drafting his talent is defiantly great value.

Brisco_County
02-24-2013, 01:41 AM
2013 NFL Combine

Lane Johnson, Offensive Tackle, Oklahoma (6-6, 303 lbs.)

Cobi Hamilton, Wide Receiver, Arkansas (6-2, 199 lbs.)

Emmitt Cleary, Offensive Tackle, Boston College (6-7, 315 lbs.)

Robert Woods, Wide Receiver, U.S.C. (6-1, 190 lbs.)

Terrance Williams, Wide Receiver, Baylor (6-2, 201 lbs.)

Tyler Eifert, Tight End, Notre Dame (6-5, 250 lbs.)

Sean Porter, Outside Linebacker (6-1, 231 lbs.)

Manti Te’o, Inside Linebacker, Notre Dame (6-2, 255 lbs.)

Devin Taylor, Defensive End, South Carolina (6-7 275 lbs.)

DeAndre Hopkins, Wide Receiver, Clemson (6-1, 200 lbs)

No safeties on the list. Hopefully that's an indication that they're confident about re-signing Quin. They interviewed a couple of CB's at the Senior Bowl, but Rick Smith is always looking at corners.

ChampionTexan
02-24-2013, 02:36 AM
No safeties on the list. Hopefully that's an indication that they're confident about re-signing Quin. They interviewed a couple of CB's at the Senior Bowl, but Rick Smith is always looking at corners.

DB's are the last group to go through the interview process (and all the other combine processes for that matter). They do team interviews on Sunday and Monday, so that list is not really relevant for CB's or Safeties yet.

Hopefully it's also woefully incomplete, as every team can do up to 60 interviews during the combine, and as of the end of the day Saturday, inteviews for OL, TE's, QB's, WR's, and RB's were finished.

Brisco_County
02-24-2013, 10:31 AM
DB's are the last group to go through the interview process (and all the other combine processes for that matter). They do team interviews on Sunday and Monday, so that list is not really relevant for CB's or Safeties yet.

Hopefully it's also woefully incomplete, as every team can do up to 60 interviews during the combine, and as of the end of the day Saturday, inteviews for OL, TE's, QB's, WR's, and RB's were finished.

Thanks for the correction. Now I can go back to hand wringing over another position of need.

thunderkyss
02-24-2013, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the correction. Now I can go back to hand wringing over another position of need.

Even after resigning Quin, if we don't upgrade at the ILB position, we need to upgrade at the safety position. Without a true 3 down ILB to play next to Cushing, Quin becomes that ILB.

If we lose Quin, we need to hit on an ILB & a Safety, since we don't have either on this roster as it stands now. If we're looking at Sharpton, it's imperative we sign Quin. Sharpton doesn't belong on the field on 3rd down.

I like Dobbins on 1st & 2nd down, but I'd like to have gotten a better look at Ruud. He got burned on a couple of plays vs Shane Vareen, but he held his own on a couple of other plays vs Vareen & that first play against Gronk.

Insideop
02-24-2013, 01:36 PM
Saw this in the chron. Hope he's gone before they pick. Not really a fan of his, but if that's who they pick, guess I'll just have to live with it and hope for the best.

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/02/texans-one-of-first-two-teams-to-meet-with-manti-teo/

ChampionTexan
02-24-2013, 02:08 PM
Saw this in the chron. Hope he's gone before they pick. Not really a fan of his, but if that's who they pick, guess I'll just have to live with it and hope for the best.

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/02/texans-one-of-first-two-teams-to-meet-with-manti-teo/

Read this and chill!

Most teams have seven draft picks. That's what the Texans have, as of now. Even if they use a 15-minute interview on every guy they wind up drafting, they will have talked to 53 others they don’t draft.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/47588/texans-teo-talk-means-little-at-this-point

srrono
02-24-2013, 04:26 PM
PDS ‏@PatDStat
The #Texans have talked to Manti Te'o and Kevin Minter at the #NFLCombine. #ILBIssues

RT22
02-24-2013, 05:36 PM
Saw this in the chron. Hope he's gone before they pick. Not really a fan of his, but if that's who they pick, guess I'll just have to live with it and hope for the best.

http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/02/texans-one-of-first-two-teams-to-meet-with-manti-teo/

To me this was done to show and to ramp up intrest in Te'o at the end of round 1 for a possible trade down. (Ex. #32 Baltimore may want to move up to get Te'o if the covet him to replace Ray Lewis)

thunderkyss
02-24-2013, 07:36 PM
To me this was done to show and to ramp up intrest in Te'o at the end of round 1 for a possible trade down. (Ex. #32 Baltimore may want to move up to get Te'o if the covet him to replace Ray Lewis)

If we show interest in a player, no one is going to ask us if we want to trade with them so they can have that player. Showing interest at a position of need might entice Baltimore to trade ahead of us to take that player.

The only thing we get out of showing interest, is that another player at a position of need might fall to us.

Let's say we really want a WR, but we are successful in letting the league think we really want an ILB, Teo, Minter, & the other one. If we're lucky, all three would be gone by the time we pick & two of the three WRs we're looking at falls to us. Or NT, if you wish.

mussop
02-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Teo wouldn't be a bad pick at 27.

HOU-TEX
02-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Historically, I don't think we've interviewed our top round selections at the Combine. I know Watt and Cush never heard from the Texans. Eh, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm not expecting much to come from these interviews

Vinny
02-25-2013, 12:51 PM
Teo wouldn't be a bad pick at 27.
He's no DeMeco Ryans. DeMeco was a tackling machine and very instinctive. Teo is a ton of hype, wrapped in a zone defense.

otisbean
02-25-2013, 01:11 PM
He's no DeMeco Ryans. DeMeco was a tackling machine and very instinctive. Teo is a ton of hype, wrapped in a zone defense.

Honest question, how many ND games have you watched over the course of his career?

Vinny
02-25-2013, 01:13 PM
Honest question, how many ND games have you watched over the course of his career?
several. I watch a lot of football. Teo was in zone coverage a ton...he is a decent player but he wouldn't work well in Wade's man defense. Looks great when untouched as you can tell by his highlight videos. I had this opinion months ago...it's not a new one.

otisbean
02-25-2013, 01:20 PM
several. I watch a lot of football. Teo was in zone coverage a ton...he is a decent player but he wouldn't work well in Wade's man defense. Looks great when untouched as you can tell by his highlight videos. I had this opinion months ago...it's not a new one.

As a ND fan I've seen 80-90% of his games over his career, he's a pretty good FB player. He's better than most are giving him credit for being. He (and the ND squad) sucked A$$ against Bama, and I think a lot of people are judging him based on that game. What he has that are tough to teach are terrific instincts which allow him to play faster than his 40 time. That's tough to teach. Having said all that I don't know if he's my pick at 27, I'm hopeful we can trade down but if we pick him I won't be upset, he'll improve our team as he'd instantly be the 2nd best ILB on the team

badboy
02-25-2013, 01:24 PM
Anyone think Kansas City would be interested in our #27? I've heard they may go QB then CB in second. If so, there maybe a corner there that interests them. Their second and a 4th.

Vinny
02-25-2013, 01:40 PM
Anyone think Kansas City would be interested in our #27? I've heard they may go QB then CB in second. If so, there maybe a corner there that interests them. Their second and a 4th.
They are trading for Alex Smith if today's news holds up.

Vinny
02-25-2013, 01:41 PM
As a ND fan I've seen 80-90% of his games over his career, he's a pretty good FB player. He's better than most are giving him credit for being. He (and the ND squad) sucked A$$ against Bama, and I think a lot of people are judging him based on that game. What he has that are tough to teach are terrific instincts which allow him to play faster than his 40 time. That's tough to teach. Having said all that I don't know if he's my pick at 27, I'm hopeful we can trade down but if we pick him I won't be upset, he'll improve our team as he'd instantly be the 2nd best ILB on the team
yeah, but he would be a liability in Wade's man scheme. There will be better players available at 27. We can get a stack linebacker later in the draft.

otisbean
02-25-2013, 01:42 PM
I think any of the teams needing a QB, CB or a WR 1 could potentially trade up and we'd be a prime spot to trade up to.

otisbean
02-25-2013, 01:46 PM
yeah, but he would be a liability in Wade's man scheme. There will be better players available at 27. We can get a stack linebacker later in the draft.

I do agree to an extent. My main issue is he'd be a 2 down player as Cush stays on the field on 3rd downs and that's why I don't want any ILB at 27. I agree we can get a solid ILB later in the middle rounds

TexansSeminole
02-25-2013, 01:53 PM
I do agree to an extent. My main issue is he'd be a 2 down player as Cush stays on the field on 3rd downs and that's why I don't want any ILB at 27. I agree we can get a solid ILB later in the middle rounds

I think a guy like Greene out of Rutgers fits what we do pretty well. He is basically the only inside linebacker that I have watched enough of to believe he could help us as a three down player.

otisbean
02-25-2013, 01:55 PM
I think a guy like Greene out of Rutgers fits what we do pretty well. He is basically the only inside linebacker that I have watched enough of to believe he could help us as a three down player.

I like Greene as well. He's a solid LB. I also like Alonzo in the middle rds.

greekdbag
02-25-2013, 03:17 PM
Anybody like Arthur Brown?

mussop
02-25-2013, 04:56 PM
I do agree to an extent. My main issue is he'd be a 2 down player as Cush stays on the field on 3rd downs and that's why I don't want any ILB at 27. I agree we can get a solid ILB later in the middle rounds

We don't have to draft a 2 down ILB. If we were to draft one with good coverage skills he wouldn't be coming out on passing downs.

badboy
02-25-2013, 05:03 PM
They are trading for Alex Smith if today's news holds up.If KC gives a first would my scenario still be a possibility? I am just not sure Smith is worth the #1 pick, probably just their second and something else.

Specnatz
02-25-2013, 06:26 PM
no clue where to put this

Top Combine LB participants ranked by lowest/best Coverage Burn %. pic.twitter.com/0bayWov9pM

https://twitter.com/JPSTATS/status/306135271966121984/photo/1/large

Lucky
02-25-2013, 06:38 PM
If KC gives a first would my scenario still be a possibility? I am just not sure Smith is worth the #1 pick, probably just their second and something else.
There's no way the Chiefs give up the 1st pick in the draft for Alex Smith. I doubt that they really want to give up #34. Smith has some value (his contract is short and not ridiculous). But he's not carrying a team to the Super Bowl. Smith wouldbe a caretaker until Reid can take his future QB in 2014.

thunderkyss
02-25-2013, 06:47 PM
We don't have to draft a 2 down ILB. If we were to draft one with good coverage skills he wouldn't be coming out on passing downs.

& Quin would be allowed to play safety instead of Keo or Demps.

tru80texan
02-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Anybody like Arthur Brown?

Ew ew...me me!

I liked Minter too, but he let me down w/ that dismal 40 time today.:smiliepalm:

Brisco_County
02-26-2013, 12:31 PM
Historically, I don't think we've interviewed our top round selections at the Combine. I know Watt and Cush never heard from the Texans. Eh, maybe I'm wrong, but I'm not expecting much to come from these interviews

I know they interviewed Watt. I remember Kubiak talking about it. Not certain about Cushing.

Brisco_County
02-26-2013, 12:32 PM
More Houston interviewees per Walter Football.

Anthony Amos, WR, Middle Tennessee State (EW)
Will Davis#, DB, Utah State (SR)
Cobi Hamilton, WR, Arkansas (COM)
Gerald Hodges, LB, Penn State (EW)
Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma (COM) (INT)
Eric Kush, OL, California PA (EW)
Sio Moore, LB, Connecticut (EW)
Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame (COM)
Kayvon Webster, CB, South Florida (EW)

Link (http://walterfootball.com/draft2013meetingsteams.php).

Edit: I just saw that these were from separate events, as indicated in the key below:

SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
COM - Combine meeting.
INT - Interested.
VINT - Very Interested.
* - indicates more than one meeting.
# - indicates meeting set up outside of the 2013 Senior Bowl or the 2013 East-West Shrine Game

Number19
02-26-2013, 08:50 PM
I do agree to an extent. My main issue is (Te'o would) be a 2 down player as Cush stays on the field on 3rd downs and that's why I don't want any ILB at 27. I agree we can get a solid ILB later in the middle roundsAn off the radar player caught my attention today - he was unable to attend the combine except for interviews - because he's just recovering from shoulder surgery. He'll be available for his pro day workout next month.

He's only one of two LB's who rank in the top 10 in both coverage (5th) and tackling (9th). Mauti is the other player (2nd and 5th). This player is listed as an OLB but also projects inside for the 34.

6'-2" ; 243 ; 40 projected to be around 4.7.

"...despite missing the team’s final four games due to shoulder surgery, he earned first-team All-Big 12 honors. On the season, he totaled 79 tackles (six for loss), five pass breakups, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles...)

Name : Jake Knott....Iowa State

otisbean
02-27-2013, 07:48 PM
An off the radar player caught my attention today - he was unable to attend the combine except for interviews - because he's just recovering from shoulder surgery. He'll be available for his pro day workout next month.

He's only one of two LB's who rank in the top 10 in both coverage (5th) and tackling (9th). Mauti is the other player (2nd and 5th). This player is listed as an OLB but also projects inside for the 34.

6'-2" ; 243 ; 40 projected to be around 4.7.

"...despite missing the team’s final four games due to shoulder surgery, he earned first-team All-Big 12 honors. On the season, he totaled 79 tackles (six for loss), five pass breakups, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles...)

Name : Jake Knott....Iowa State

Interesting....I wonder what he did to his shoulder

steelbtexan
02-27-2013, 08:46 PM
There's no way the Chiefs give up the 1st pick in the draft for Alex Smith. I doubt that they really want to give up #34. Smith has some value (his contract is short and not ridiculous). But he's not carrying a team to the Super Bowl. Smith wouldbe a caretaker until Reid can take his future QB in 2014.

Not saying Smith is great but,

He was a couple of fumbles away from leading the 49ers to the SB two yrs ago and was having his best season ever before losing his job due to concussion. He's definitely not chopped liver and due to constant changing of OC's under Singletary he gets a bad rap.

I would rather have him than Schaub at this point. He's played in and won big games.