Originally Posted by beerlover
Then who can replace Brooks? Barwin? If one or the other or even both go down? You expect them to play entire 16 game schedule then be fresh for the playoffs? No you need players who can fill in when they can't go without a huge drop-off in level of play. Hence mantra, "next man up".
I'm not suggesting that the Texan do not draft an OLB. Or a ILB. What I am saying is that they shouldn't be the same player and that Hightower is not that player at OLB. Would he make a good ILB in the Texans base 3-4? Yes. Is that position worth a 1st round pick? No.