Originally Posted by Dutchrudder
Thanks! I didn't really think about the conferences drafted, but yeah it's a bit Big 12 heavy. Mizzou still counts as Big 12 this year.
Anyone is welcome to criticize the picks, I know I have criticized others. I don't mind, but I do think that the Texans are in win-now mode and need a QB to do that. If Schaub won't be ready week 1, or even week 8, then we need a plan. I think Yates could be that guy, but we also have no one behind him right now, so Weeden makes a lot of sense. He's capable of starting ahead of Yates as well, and I don't think there are any other QBs we could get that can do that this year. Foles, Osweiller, Cousins, etc will all take more time to develop than Weeden.
I realize it's d-light, but honestly we don't have many holes on defense. I expect our secondary to remain in tact, and that Kjax can start as a #2 CB this year. We have lots of guys at CB that can take 25% of Kjax's snaps if necessary, like Harris, Carmichael or maybe McMannis. Quin and Manning are gonna be the starting safeties, so I don't see a reason to draft one this year. Keo and Demps are there for depth. We just need front 7 guys in this draft, the secondary depth will be addressed with UDFAs in this plan.
Out of that list, I would take Cousins.
He has all the tools and played pretty well under pressure.
(The same cannot be said for the others.)
He needs to improve on all aspects, but I think once it's all said and done, Cousins is the most likely to become a starter in the NFL. JMO, of course.