Originally Posted by Rey
I think Jackson has the potential to be a top level CB. The thing that hurts him is that is is at a small school. I wouldn't be taking a flyer on a guy I believed to be a filler...I'd be taking a flyer on a guy that I believed could be a top level guy with enough work.
The athleticism and size is there and he'd easily compete with J.Jo and McCain as the fastest/most athletic CB on the roster.
And Demps is better than Holiday in the sense that he could actually take Derrick Wards spot as the 3rd RB.
Demps is waaaay more polished at a true position than Holiday is so it wouldn't feel like we were dediating a spot to just a return specialist but rather a guy that could also see some time in offensive sets.
Also, I get what you are saying about Wright, but I think that Lestar Jean can be the big body guy with good athleticism and hands.
What we don't have is a guy opposite Andre as talented as Wright. A guy that can work inside and outside...We don't have that smaller type burner receiver...And Wright actually has a lot of talent to go along with his attributes.
Jackson, if he has the size, athleticism, potential, and work ethic to become a starter in a couple years then I don't mind the pick so much. If he has all these traits then surely other teams see this as well and would take him sooner since CB is such a coveted position. If he has all this and only falls because of small school status then he's a good pick in the 6th.
Demps, I won't argue that he's got more football potential than Holiday has but that ain't hard to do as a true position player. I don't see the Texans going with a small, fast, change up RB. If anything I think they'd go with a bigger bruising RB like Derrick Ward. In this role I like Marc Tyler.
Wright, again I'm not denying his greatness as a football player, I just don't see him being a fit for the Texans. We don't need a deep field sprinter to stretch the field. We don't throw the low percentage deep ball much anyway since Schaub doesn't have that kind of arm and we throw mostly short - medium high percentage routes. Due to Wrights lack of size I could see him getting killed on a crossing route over the middle by a SS like Pollard or FS like Reed.