Originally Posted by beerlover
I would like to see more emphasis on speed. Texans put extra weight on combine numbers. Barron/McNutt must run under 4.5 to even be considered. The belief is speed kills, that you can't teach it, either have it or you don't so if they reach it will be on someone who can stretch the field or close gaps quickly.
I don't think Barron is participating in the combine right? I think people generally consider him physically gifted and big for a safety. Tommy Streeter should definitely put up a big combine, his height and speed are a lot to gamble on but who else is available in the 3rd? Brian Quick maybe? Dwight Jones? McNutt might not run like that but I'm seeing him more as a possession guy anyway.
Randall should be on the Texans radar at DT. I don't think he has the versatility to swing out to DE but has upside as a 1-gap guy who can soak up blockers against the run. His backing up Cody allows Mitchell to move to DE and improve depth there too.
What do you think of Nigel Bradham?