Originally Posted by Insideop
Good job on your 1st attempt!
The only things I don't like are taking a chance Burfict at all (head case/potential locker room cancer) and taking Jeffrey with the 26th pick when we could probably get him in the 2nd round now with a trade back. His stock has taken a hit since he lost a lot of weight for the Combine and then didn't run or participate in the receiving drills. He has to do well at his Proday to get back in to consideration for the 1st round. I liked Jeffrey for awhile as our 1st pick but started to hear reports about him being slow and not able to separate, and then about his weight being too high and then too low. I just don't know about him anymore. He seems like he has a high All-Pro potential or a high bust potential. It's a risky pick IMO. Also, don't think the Kubes would take Keenum. He's not quite tall enough and I don't think he fits what Kubes likes his QB's to do.
Other than that I like the rest of the picks and would be happy with them if it fell this way. Good job.
Yeah i understand, but to me, all the wr's after Blackmon and Floyd are risky picks. I do not like Hill at all and don't think he has what it takes to become a NFL wr. He is more of a track star than a football athlete and just barely had as much receptions as the texans draft pick. Randell hasn't produced at the college level like Jeffrey so who knows how he will turn out. there are weaknesses and strengths of all the wide receivers but i think Jeffery has the highest chance of being great and is less risky than Hill. This is what his coach said about him:
He’s a very good, intelligent football player. Obviously he’s very big – 6’4", 230 pounds – and he actually runs better than you’d think he would. He just has a knack for receiving the football, a natural ability to catch the ball the way he does. He has very strong hands. He’s kind of quiet, doesn’t say much, doesn’t have a lot of expression, but he’s sharper than he gets credit for, he really is. He’s a neat young man, I haven’t coached many like him, I really haven’t, just a very talented, hard-working kid.
He has the talent to be great in the NFL and has actually produced in college unlike a lot of the receivers that are being considered for the texans 1st round pick. Even though he might have some problems separating from cornerbacks in the NFL, he uses his body very well to box out defenders. He also has an amazing vertical so he can out leap cornerbacks. Our offense doesn't require a speedy fast receiver and i believe that he can definitely get more separation than Walter and be more of a threat because of his athleticism.
As for Burflict, I think that Wade, Herring and Cushing can calm him down and teach him to not be over aggressive. He has all the athletic ability, he just needs proper coaching. The veterans in the Texans locker room (AJ, Schaub, Cushing, Smith) can teach him how to be a professional and stay out of trouble. Another player that can play ILB instead of Burflict is J.K. Schaffer from Cincinnati. He's supposed to be drafted in the mid to late rounds and was the the emotional leader and player maker of the cincinnati defense.