Originally Posted by aussie_texan
FIFTH ROUND, #161: Ryan Lindley, QB San Diego State. 6’3 3/4” 229, 32 ¼” arm length, hand size 10 1/8”
Looking at the Texans roster, there are only 2 QBs listed- Schaub and Yates. Matt is coming off a serious injury, and will be a highly paid free agent after this coming season, while we all like Yates, it is simply not prudent to put all of our eggs in one basket. Therefore, we have decided to draft Ryan Lindley at this spot in the draft. Lindley boasts excellent size for the position, and is quite adept at throwing on the move, but is even better in the pocket. A 4 year starter, Lindley exhibits great maturity. So why does he fall this far? The answer is simple- competition and accuracy. Playing in the MWC is obviously not the same as playing in the SEC, and as for accuracy, Lindley needs some work. The ability is there, but he is just not consistent. All in all, he should be a great 3rd QB this season, with the potential to be a starting QB down the line. Texans need to use Kubiak’s feel & developmental abilities @ the QB position, someday instead of just letting coveted free agents walk, where they have depth these young, developed QB’s have great trading value down the road if they so choose.
SIXTH ROUND, #195: Randy Bullock, Kicker Texas A&M. 5’10” 205, 100 PAT% 2009-10
Bullock won the Lou Groza Award as College Football’s top kicker in 2011. 29 of 33 Field Goal attempts made, increasing FG 87.9% from 76.2% in 2010 while increasing length. His trend line is a positive one, that is important to a kicker’s confidence & proving track record based on sound fundamentals moving forward to the NFL. His range is currently already in the 50 yard territory with a 52 yard FG this past season setting a new personal best . With strengthening & more technical work he can be expected to extend his range into the mid to high 50 yard range on a consistent basis. Scouts came away impressed with his leg strength both at the Combine & Pro-Day. http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans...xas-am-kicker/
Randy already looks the part of a NFL kicker, both quality of character, work ethic & maturity. We feel it’s time special teams coach grooms a young 10-15 year starter to become the Texans long term answer & closer.
SEVENTH ROUND, #233: Ishmaa’ily Kitchen, NT Kent State. 6’3” 334, 35 reps 31” vertical
Our last pick is going towards a developmental player that flashed brilliance at the college level, but needs to be coached up to his talents. Yes, the Texans are now using a system where the NT is a penetrator, and that is not really Kitchen’s game. However, Wade has proven over the years to design his scheme around his talent. And we believe Kitchen has talent, it is just a matter of uncovering it. Kitchen’s biggest strength is, well, his strength. He is a bear to move inside, and consistently occupies 2 blockers, effectively neutralizing the run game. There was a very noticeable difference when Kitchen missed a couple games due to a dislocated elbow, and when he was in the game. Even if he never pans out to be a starting caliber player (it is a 7th rounder, after all), he should still be a useful player in short-yardage situations.
Well done Guys, great mock.
double dipping on offence in the first 2 rounds would be impressive. it would add a whole different dimension to our offence and if it fell this way i would be pretty happy.
Fleener is one of the 3 or 4 players i would be very happy with if we took in the first. He gives our offence are real playmaking ability. And I'm not to concerned about his blocking. It isn't great but for a receiver first TE is pretty good.
Quick has been rising up boards fast and if he could be had in the 2nd that would be fantastic. There are a lot of WR in the 1-2 range so someone has to fall.
Lewis is an intriguing prospect that i think can offer a lot for any NFL team. He looks like he could be a real stud.
Only concern is the double pick on the O-line. Obviously you guys went for BPA which i completely agree with but i would like to see maybe a CB or NT to replace one of them.
have no idea about the 7th rounder.
Overall a very nice mock that offers real x-factor and playmaking ability to the team!
would have liked to analysis this earlier but i have had a little on my plate recently.[/quote]
much appreciated mate
I see in several recent mocks OG in 2nd is becoming increasingly poplular among Texan fans & for good reason. We lost two starters. Texans want you to believe Butler who was hurt all last season & Caldwell a back-up since drafted are ready to go. I certainly hope so, but who backs them up with comparable quality reps, Schaub, Foster & offense need to take the next step in playoffs? Can't afford free agents, at least quality starting ones, so answer has to be the draft, hence the double hit. This way the projected starters can prepare as expected for the upcoming season & rookies have some quality foundation work & developmental time learning before being thrown into the fire.
You have no idea about a 7th rounder but then who does? you did mention that you like to address NT position so here you go. Really similar prospect to Dontari Poe in build, strength & agility for a big man. I'll say this we would rather take a shot on a guy with potential flyer in the 7th rd. than take that gamble on a guy in the 1st round.
I agree with the CB thing. Believe me we discussed one every round, what kept it from happening this year was the promising talent already stocked on Texan roster combined with it being a down year for position as a group. Doesn't mean they're not going to be some diamonds shine later but most likely they will be scooped up early, or just don't fit the Texan character/size profile. As a group we found them somewhat sketchy & would be forced to make a selection based more on need than value. If a guy like Josh Norman falls into the 4th rd. however I would be very tempted as I'm sure my draft partners would to add a CB.......