Originally Posted by beerlover
Kubiaks not going to say this but his actions speak for themselves.
- Owen Daniels, 4th rd. 2006
- Anthony Hill, 4th rd. 2009
- James Casey, 5th rd. 2009
- Garrett Graham, 4th rd. 2010
- Dorian Dickerson, 7th rd. 2010
- Joel Dreessen, 6th rd. (Jets) 2005 acquired by Texans 2006 as a FA
This notion Texans cannot replace Joel a good teammate & person, well, is laughable
I never said that the Texans can't replace Joel.
Dorin Dickerson was drafted as a WR.
That out of the way, OD was the first TE Kubiak drafted. He worked out, so there really hasn't been a need to draft a guy high. Dreesen came a long and played well and the need to draft a TE high lessened even more.
Kubiak has been on the job for less than a decade. I don't think you can say that he's against drafting TE's high based on the other needs we've had/OD and Dreesen being pretty good...
We've never taken a WR in the first round either...We've never taken a guard in the first round...We'd never taken a RB anywhere close to the 2nd round...We'd never taken an O-lineman anywhere near the first round until we took Duane...
We've never spent a high draft pick on a QB in the draft...
Kubiak had never hired a proven d-coordinator like Wade...
What does all that mean?
There is a first time for everything.
My point is that if a player is more talented than everyone on the board and/or you feel you can utilize that player to be a supreme differnce maker in your system then you have to consider drafting them.