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Dutchrudder 03-12-2012 02:57 PM

Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Hello! We are at the 2nd round pick for the Texans in the 2012 TT Mock Draft. Thought it would be worth it to poll the masses to see what you guys would do in the case that the following players are available:

Alameda Ta'amu NT 6'2" 341 Washington
Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'2" 245 Oklahoma
Brandon Boykin CB 5'9" 183 Georgia
Dwayne Allen TE 6'4" 255 Clemson
Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson (for 3-4 DE spot)
Mike Martin NT 6'1 306 Michigan
Isaiah Pead RB 5'9⅞" 193 Cincinnati
Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State
Ben Jones C 6'2⅝" 303 Georgia

!!!You do NOT have to vote immediately!!!
Feel free to discuss in this thread what you think of the proposed draft picks and why you think whomever would be the best pick for the Texans. The poll results are Public and it will be closed in 3 days. You may only select 1 player.

Wolf6151 03-12-2012 03:02 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Brandon Thompson would be a no brainer pick here, he's easily the best player and best value at this point. In reality he's probably a low 1st or very high 2nd round pick.

badboy 03-12-2012 03:05 PM

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Depends if Mario is back or not. If yes, I go Almeda Ta'Amu. If not Ronnell Lewis.

Dutchrudder 03-12-2012 03:06 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf6151 (Post 1913928)
Brandon Thompson would be a no brainer pick here, he's easily the best player and best value at this point. In reality he's probably a low 1st or very high 2nd round pick.

Video of Thompson against VT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fx0i...eature=related

He certainly has some power to push the line, but do you see him as a 3-4 NT or a DE?

rmartin65 03-12-2012 03:23 PM

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I am between Lewis and Martin here. Both are players, and I hope the Texans land one of them.

That said, I am fine with just about all the players on the list-

Alameda Ta'amu NT 6'2" 341 Washington
Big NT with good athleticism. Subpar Senior year, but had an injury.

Brandon Boykin CB 5'9" 183 Georgia
Not wild about this pick. A round early (IMO), and I doubt he is any better than Harris.

Dwayne Allen TE 6'4" 255 Clemson
The Texans' offense runs on TEs. Nice pick.

Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson (for 3-4 DE spot)
I have just never been wowed by the guy. Solid player, would not be crazy about the pick, but I would not hate it.

Isaiah Pead RB 5'9⅞" 193 Cincinnati
Meh. 3rd string RB this early? I'd pass. The only pick here that I legitimately dislike.

Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State
I like it. Pass rush specialist, plays balls to the wall.

Ben Jones C 6'2⅝" 303 Georgia
Position of need, strong player in arguably the best conference in the nation.

Wolf6151 03-12-2012 03:32 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dutchrudder (Post 1913936)
Video of Thompson against VT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fx0i...eature=related

He certainly has some power to push the line, but do you see him as a 3-4 NT or a DE?

I see Thompson as a NT in our one gap system. Wade wants someone with pentrating ability in our system to put pressure on the QB, instead of the traditional brick wall in a 2 gap system.

WolverineFan 03-12-2012 03:43 PM

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What about Bruce Irvin? I know some guys wanted a pass rusher in the 1st and you could hit that right here. He's not great against the run, but he would be a 3rd down specialist as a rookie since we already have our starters at OLB.

And I would hate a Ta'amu pick.

Dutchrudder 03-12-2012 03:56 PM

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For me, it's down to these 3 guys. I'm leaning towards the OLBs, but I just don't know which one is better for Wade's system. Lewis was a standout special teams player at OU, which helps his case, and he has a non-stop motor. I really like his pass rushing abilities and I think he could challenge for Brooks Reed's starting spot.

I like Brandon Thompson, but I'm not sure how good he would be in the 3-4. I had him rated higher due to me having the Browns 4-3 in mind. He would be great depth at DT for that team. I figure he could be a DE or NT in Wade's 3-4.

Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'2" 245 Oklahoma

Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson

Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State

Tough call.

Wolf6151 03-12-2012 04:12 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dutchrudder (Post 1914001)
For me, it's down to these 3 guys. I'm leaning towards the OLBs, but I just don't know which one is better for Wade's system. Lewis was a standout special teams player at OU, which helps his case, and he has a non-stop motor. I really like his pass rushing abilities and I think he could challenge for Brooks Reed's starting spot.

I like Brandon Thompson, but I'm not sure how good he would be in the 3-4. I had him rated higher due to me having the Browns 4-3 in mind. He would be great depth at DT for that team. I figure he could be a DE or NT in Wade's 3-4.

Ronnell Lewis OLB 6'2" 245 Oklahoma

Brandon Thompson DT 6'2" 311 Clemson

Shea McLellin OLB 6'3 260 Boise State

Tough call.

Mario isn't gone yet and I think the Texans are working hard to re-sign him so I don't see the need at OLB yet. Also Cody will be hitting FA after next year so it would be nice to have replacement all ready to go. Picking Thompson also frees up the Texans to move Earl Mitchell to depth at DE, a more natural position for him.

WolverineFan 03-12-2012 04:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf6151 (Post 1914022)
Mario isn't gone yet and I think the Texans are working hard to re-sign him so I don't see the need at OLB yet. Also Cody will be hitting FA after next year so it would be nice to have replacement all ready to go. Picking Thompson also frees up the Texans to move Earl Mitchell to depth at DE, a more natural position for him.

That's exactly how I feel as well. Two-deep would look pretty solid, IMO.

LE
J.J. Watt
Earl Mitchell

NT
Shaun Cody
Brandon Thompson

RE
Antonio Smith
Tim Jamison

mussop 03-12-2012 06:05 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf6151 (Post 1913928)
Brandon Thompson would be a no brainer pick here, he's easily the best player and best value at this point. In reality he's probably a low 1st or very high 2nd round pick.

THIS!!!!! There is no one on that list even close to him.

Bubbajwp 03-12-2012 07:34 PM

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Ronnell Lewis would be a stud in our defense.

Brandon420tx 03-12-2012 07:37 PM

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Can we start adding some RT's to that list?

Corrosion 03-12-2012 08:51 PM

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I selected Brandon Thompson out of Clemson .... But with todays events with Winston being released , I kinda wish there was an OT on this list. :kitten:

WolverineFan 03-12-2012 08:56 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Corrosion (Post 1914344)
I selected Brandon Thompson out of Clemson .... But with todays events with Winston being released , I kinda wish there was an OT on this list. :kitten:

There will be some decent prospects available in the 3rd round.

aussie_texan 03-12-2012 08:59 PM

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can't get better value then thompson and he feels a need. its with out a doubt you take thompson

aussie_texan 03-12-2012 09:00 PM

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only other player i consider is lewis (if mario goes though). i'd consider Jones but i can't get past the value of thompson

beerlover 03-12-2012 09:01 PM

Re: Houston 2nd Round #58 Selection Poll
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Corrosion (Post 1914344)
I selected Brandon Thompson out of Clemson .... But with todays events with Winston being released , I kinda wish there was an OT on this list. :kitten:

This changes everything. I know for a fact the Texans like Mitchell Schwartz of Cal, now I better understand why. He would be a great fit here & would start immediately making a late 2nd rd. Grade good value.

Rey 03-12-2012 09:06 PM

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I want to change my pick...

Brandon Thompson and it's not even close.

Not sure how I missed his name there...He is easily the best player there and would be a steal for us there in the second round...

TimeKiller 03-12-2012 09:35 PM

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I went McClellin. I think he's the best fit schematically although maybe not BPA which Thompson probably is. Doug Martin wasn't available right? That guy will be a beast.


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