Position Specific Mocks
This is mostly an attempt to broaden my horizons as it pertains to positions of players at spots I normally don't look at for certain rounds.
Instead of trying to get a complete Texans draft the purpose of this draft thread is to isolate 1 position and focus on that for each round and see who we feel is the best candidate at that position.
The rules for myself:
1. Must be withing draftable Texans Range, for example I can't mock Blackmon to the Texans if I do a WR specific draft. Also adding on to this if you do a position like FB or Kicker, I have to put them in the first round I would find it feasible to draft the FB, 3rd or 4th for example and start the mock from there.
2. Must limit myself from reaching, depending on the position, I think I'll give myself and +/- 4 in the first, and go up 2 each round. That means the first pick would have to be someone who is expected to go around pick 22-30 for example. The
I think I'll get the ball rolling with the OG position.
Round 1: Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State. He played Left Tackle last season but projects as a better gaurd prospect than OT. The fact that he played at LT shows he has the mobility to fit out scheme, at the very least laterally for pulls and stretch plays. While many places say he doesn't fit the ZBS I believe he has the potential to learn it, especially given the success Benton has had lately. I'd still try to bring back Brisiel this offseason to start ahead of him just in case he has difficulty grasping the system.
Round 2: Kevin Zietler, Wisconsin. Some people see him as having first round talent, but I see him as early 2nd at best, unless every team ran a zone blocking scheme, then he'd be a lock in at late first. I'd say its about 50/50 he lasts till our 2nd pick. Great at both run and pass blocking
Round 3: Ryan Miller, Colorado Played Tackle a few games his Junior season due to injuries on the team. From a Colorado college. Has good quickness and was noted for his ability to get to the second level. I think he's a fit for the ZBS as well, although others might disagree. His height (6'8") makes it likely he'll get hit in the back of the head with a football at some point in his career, and I would pay to see that.
Round 4: Lonnie Edwards, Texas Tech He'd need a lot of coaching in order to overcome his deficiencies in blocking, but he's got the measurables and the temperament that you look for in an OG. Not close to starting at the NFL level, He's been projected as a late 3rd pick, I really don't see it, I think he's a late 4th at best. I might consider Will Blackwell, LSU over him. Thought's on that?
Round 5: Adam Gettis, Iowa Its not often you get someone who is said to be both too light, and an excellent Run blocker. If he can't gain weight in an NFL strength and conditioning system he might have to transition to center
Round 6 or 7: Art Forst, Rutgers and Antoine McClain, Clemson- Art Forst has been a starter at Rutgers since his freshman year, He's been moved around the line at both guard and the ROT position during his stay there. Has good height, need to check his Bench Press Reps and Arm Lengths at the cobine. Antoine McClain is a fatty and will probably need to lose weight in order to be able to get to the 2nd level, but a willing blocker that needs to be coached up. Project player.
Last edited by Brandon420tx; 01-18-2012 at 06:14 PM.