Originally Posted by TimeKiller
Round 1- Stanford TE Coby Fleener, 6’6” 247 lbs
I can get behind this pick. It does lean toward need but could also be argued BPA. Fills a hole and schematically, could make for some interesting looks. One of the few picks in round 1 that I can't poke a hole in immediately.
Round 2- Cal ILB Mychal Kendricks, 5’11” 240 lbs
Like the player but disagree on value, on my last effort I tried to convince myself to take him here but felt it was at least a round too early. This is a player who if he works out is on the field 50% of the time at the most. There are other more pressing needs and definitely better players available. Plus it kind of irks me that you got ILB depth 2nd but waited until the 7th to get your pass rusher.
Round 3- Michigan NT Mike Martin, 6’1” 306 lbs
Round 4- Oklahoma WR Ryan Broyles, 5’10” 192 lbs
You've had these two guys pegged for months!
Round 4- Wisconsin FS Aaron Henry, 6’ 208 lbs
Decent player but this is absolutely as long as I would wait to get a DB, the talent really falls off midway through the draft for these positions.
Round 5- Virginia Tech OG Jaymes Brooks, 6’2” 310 lbs
Pretty solid choice.
Round 6- Oklahoma State RT Levy Adcock, 6’6” 320 lbs
Hope the big fella is still available this late!
Round 7- North Carolina OLB Donte Paige-Moss, 6’3” 268 lbs
The only thing I would say is even if he were available, would you want the guy who has slipped so far? It's only a 7th, no biggie but the guy obviously has issues.
Love the FB. UDFA has some interesting candidates, Derek Moye is one big tall WR. Emil Igwenagu as an Hback could be late round/UDFA gold.
Not bad RM.
Fleener- I really am starting to see this as the best possible option, kind of like what happened with Watt. Hopefully he works out just as well.
Kendricks- I think late second is a great place for him. I really like the way he attacks the ball, and is violent in his tackles. Why do you have him as a third rounder? I am concerned about the reported lack of intelligence, but that is about it. I am interested to know your thoughts.
Martin and Broyles- I think they are great fits for the Texans. I could have put other players in to get variety, but I think Martin and Broyles are the best option at that point.
Henry- I think that the 4th is a good round to go DB. We have a lot of young DBs that need to see game time if they are to prove their worth, so I am not rushing to pick a guy earlier. Hell, we traded up to get Brandon Harris and did he even see the field last year?
Adcock- I have a hard time judging where OL guys will go. Actually, I have a hard time grading OL in general. But looking around, the 6th round seems pretty fair.
DPM- I feel comfortable leaving pass rusher this late largely due to the fact that Kendricks has played outside in a 3-4 before, and can move to that position if need be. Between Barwin, Reed, Braman and Kendricks, plus whatever other guys we have/pick up in FA, we are in a good spot. As for him dropping- hell yeah I am comfortable with it. Its a 7th rounder, and it wont be a publicity stunt like Cheta was last year. DPM has his baggage, but he can play ball when his head is on straight. Hopefully being out of football for a while due to the injury, as well as seeing how pros like Cushing, Barwin, and Watt go about their business, will light a fire under this young man.