Originally Posted by mussop
Im all for a speed rusher, just not on the first round. I would rather draft an interior OL that I new would upgrade our OL (just an example) than spend our first on a player that is only in the game in certain situations. First round players need to contribute more than just on occasion. There should be similar type smaller, fast DE's in the second and third rounds.
Weaver is a confusing situation. Even if that were the plan we still need to find his replacement. I cant imagine he will be around after this year. Of coarse I have been saying that every since he got here.
How do you know he's going to be a speed rusher his entire career? Texans could keep Weaver around this year for run downs and give Maybin time in an NFL offseason conditioning program to bulk up and get stronger at the point of attack so he can play full time DE in year 2. They can play him at OLB on run downs if he can flip his hips and run with TEs (like an upgraded Chaun Thompson). They can do any number of things, but the main thing they need to do on defense is get someone who can produce more than 4 sacks opposite Mario.