Originally Posted by beerlover
Depends on underclassman who declare? right now I'm not sold on this Senior Class as a whole alone just not that deep to get an impact player, at least right away where the Texans select. So with that in mind I expect Rick Smith to be shopping around for trade down options- you know I keep saying this every year it could be New England they always seem to stockpile picks, this year in fact besides their own they have two extra 2nd rd. picks (Jacksonville & Tennessee). Both those should be very early in the 2nd if a player they covet is still on the board when the Texans pick then I would trade that pick two for one, so my mock draft would have not have a 1st rd. pick but three 2nd rounders
2a. Kareem Jackson, 5-11 192 CB Alabama (Jr.) could play both FS or CB.
2b. Noel Devine, 5-8 176 RB/WR West Virginia (Jr.) teammate of Steve Slaton explosive offensive playmaker like a Percy Harvin or DeSean Jackson.
2c. A.J. Edds, 6-4 244 OLB Iowa (Sr.) premier 4-3 weakside linebacker a coverage specialist who compliments DeMeco & Brian Cushing.
3. J.D. Walton, 6-3 305 C Baylor (Sr.) top notch Center to add inside toughness
4. Mike Neal, 6-3 302 DT Purdue (Sr.) developmental specimen to add to rotation.
5. Josh Pinkard, 6-1 215 FS USC (Sr.) better in coverage than Mays & more diciplined.
6a. (aquired via Travis Johnson) Tony Moeaki, 6-3 252 TE Iowa (Sr.) excellent hands, blocking technique question is will Owen Daniels be re-signed after torn acl?
6b. Lonyae Miller, 5-11 220 RB Fresno State (Sr.) ZBS powerback
7. Josh Hull, 6-3 240 ILB Penn State (another Diles) very productive/instinctive, low cost low maintenance
I actually feel pretty good about the senior class. At least, I dont see it as exceptionally weak. I would love to do the three 2nds, lets see if it happens.
2a) I dont think Jackson declares next year. But if he does, I could be talked into this pick. Can you give me some reasons why you like this guy?
2b) Devine.... very small, very quick. He also has underrated power. But still, I am having problems getting over his diminutive stature. A 3rd, yes I would take him with a smile on my face. But I just dont know this early. I would go with a power back or oline help.
2c) No complaints here. Our LB group will be nasty, especially with Diles backing up all three spots.
3) I am good with this pick. C is a week spot, and if the coaches are bent on keeping Caldwell at guard.
4) The first of your picks I really dislike. I have seen Purdue a couple of times, and this guy did not stand out at all. At all.
5) Pinkard is pretty good, but I worry that he looks better because of all the talent on the team. If you are looking for a playmaking safety, Kyle McCarthy is still the guy. Or Sash from Iowa, although he might play SS.
6) A TE? Not if OD gets resigned. If he is not, the I hope we go TE here, if not earlier. I actually like the Illinois guy better, Michael Hoomanawanui.
6) I am ok with a power back here, if we dont take on earlier. Miller is good, Blount (if he checks out mentally) might be ok, but a sleeper is Joique Bell from Wayne State.
7) Hull is a good pick here. I like the late round ILB here. I may be biased, but another playe is Ryan Reynolds from Oklahoma. Lots of knee injuries, which is scary, but he is a player.