Originally Posted by mussop
This is what everyone was saying last year.
I posted this 2 days ago in the 'Who do the Texans take with the 32nd pick in the 2012 Draft?" thread.
You can never have enough DL like this especially with our defensive scheme. The fresher you can keep your front seven for the end of games and more importantly, the late season/playoffs, the better off you are. Besides Antonio Smith is on the wrong side of 30 now and if him or Watt were to go down for an extended amount of time we would be in trouble.
I'm always for beefing up the trenches but if it came down to OL or DL
The OL was one of the best in the NFL this year.
It is unlikely anyone we would draft late in the first would beat out any of our current starters despite what you think.
Either position is most likely going to be depth at least the first year or two.
DL's use a rotation of players, OL doesn't. Therefore DL would get the most immediate reps.
Antonio Smith is on the wrong side of 30 now.
Wolfe has the size to play inside or out. He's just as big as Cody so who's to say he couldn't beat out Cody?
I hate youtube highlights and know that you can't judge a palyer solely on them but you should check him out.
I don't recall seeing this post before and appreciate you re-posting as it supports a lot of my thoughts on the lines. Your input on Derek Wolfe mirror what my research says also, especially on his motor. The more info I got the more "Watt" I heard.
I am not saying Brisiel is better than SMith but I believe management thinks so. Wolfe is a player to groom while Smith plays out his contract. We have talked for years about being able to draft good players and allow them to develop.