Originally Posted by beerlover
My #1 concern is, has been Texans run game so I address it big time. Use the current roster to build depth/expereince between Slaton & Foster. Next address interior OL with impact immediate starter @ LG. This should faciltate moving Bama ex-teammate Caldwell to Center as Brisel returns to RG. Dixon is the thunder to the lightening, a smash mouth between the tackles short yardage specialist, with ability to hurt teams 2nd level. After fixing running game & OL move over to the defensive trenches introducing sleeper DT Joseph (more productive than Dan Willams) who can get after QB's & penetrate spaces Texans have been unable to in past. Did not throw a CB in mix because I think the Texans and Dunta Robinson will come to their collective senses, but I did add Safety Rolle & OLB Kristick who can both cover & lay wood. Finally Special Teams..... Breath.....It's too important to overlook anymore, the cost immeasureable as in losses, missing playoffs & getting coaches axed.
1. C. J. Spiller, RB 5-11 195 Clemson
pro comp: Felix Jones - Explosive burst/change of direction, durable, academic all-american, 2nd team Walter Camp.
Spiller will likely be gone. He is the most dangerous player in this draft and will be the perfect complement to someones thunder back.
2. Mike Johnson, OG 6-5 305 Alabama
pro-comp: Justin Smiley - Athletic, great footwork for ZBS moves freely 2nd level locating assignments, First Team All-American.
I read all this is his scouting report and eagerly watched as many of his games as I could. I figured we already drafted 2 other players from Bama so its a safe bet he was on our scouts radar. Well I came away unimpressed EVERY time. He is an excellent drive blocker ill give him that. Problem is that all that talk about him being good at locating at the second level was just that, talk. When he gets to the second level he is lost and usually gives up on the play before its over becuase he plays so off balance in the open field.
3. Anthony Dixon, RB 6-1 235 Mississippi State
pro-comp: Kevan Barlow - Power one-cut downhill style, compilments C.J. has tools to effective blocker, needs work.
I really like Dixon but believe after the combine his stock will have at worst the value of a late second round pick.
4. Linval Joseph, DT 6-6 320 ECU
pro-comp: Marcus Stroud -Dominant interior DT who can penetrates gap or just bull rush over/through blocker. Should have a dominant combine matching up with elite tackles in class.
Love this guy here but I would bet after the combine his stock will go up to where we will have to pick him in the second round if we really want him.
If he does have a dominate combine why do you think he will still be available in the 4th round?
5. Myron Rolle, S 6-2 222 FSU
pro-comp: Tank Williams - Rhodes Scholar, needless to say possess multiple intangibles also a pretty good safety to throw into Texans depth chart.
Being smart sure hasnt helped Okam. I wouldnt touch in the draft but I would take a flyer on him as a UFA.
5. Leigh Tiffin, K 6-2 212 Alabama
pro-comp: Stephen Gostkowski - First Team All-American. Accountability Kubiak, please. Let's make Travis Johnson pick mean something like winning close games.
To early for a kicker.
6. Keaton Kristick, OLB 6-3-230 Oregon Sate
pro-comp: Thomas Davis - Physcial player, high effort/motor, will out-work Cushing if possible making fearsome tandem on other side. First Team All PAC-10.
Have a feeling if we draft an OLB it will be someone thats specialty is gettting to the QB. Dont know this guy, how is he at blitzing?
7. Clint Gresham, LS 6-3 225 TCU Horned Frogs
pro-comp: better than Pittman - Rated #1 Long snapper in nation. Special Teams is no joke it cost Texans big time. Invited to combine.