Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Clear Lake
Re: kiwitexansdraft - the one and only
Originally Posted by kiwitexansfan
Have to put my picks down for posterity.
1.) Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia
Willing to take a slightly risky prospect for the potential of a late round gem. Gets to take the physical gifts and learn from one of the best in AJ.
2.) Alameda Ta'amu, NT, Washington
Gives us something a little different to use at the nose and can free Mitchell up as an option to slide over to the end spot.
3.) Ben Jones, C, Georgia
Grabbing some interior line depth. Good leader, sounds like his skills will fit our scheme.
4a.) Brandon Mosley, T, Auburn
Need to add some depth at the tackle spot and Mosley with a year or two to learn and develop will be a great option.
4b.) Audie Cole, ILB, North Carolina
Really like Cole, might be the best pass coverage ILB in the draft and can be real asset for our improving pass defense.
5.) Brandon Hardin, S/CB, Oregon State
One of my favourite prospects, missed last season with injury but has great physical tools and can play many spots in the secondary.
6.) Bradie Ewing, FB, Wisconsin
Need to add a physical blocker to complement Casey's skill set.
7.) Darius Fleming, OLB, Notre Dame
A player with good character to come in and compete for a spot as a pass rusher. Has dropped some weight to add some explosion off the edge.
Hill, Cole and Hardin are my pet picks, the others are just guys who I think work for us.
I'm ok with first four rounds but have a ?mark on you 4a. Probably do better at OG as he can't handle LT and even RT may be a stretch. IMO he'd have to sit a year and would not be an option if a starter goes down as he will have his lunch handed to him. Could become something eventually but why take a chance as we need a back up OG that can challenge Caldwell. AFter 4 years I expect to see better and think we already have a player like him on roster. As I've posted other threads Phillip Blake can be had same pick and gives you a center back up for Myers and challenges Caldwell this year. Jones could start at center for some teams (not Texans) but is not a OG. I have not seen the lateral movements for him to play center or OG in our scheme. Wrong guy.
4b Audie Cole, I'm a big fan. Great selection!!
Enjoyed your efforts.
I want to be able to recognize the difference between a "want" and a "need" and then I want to be satisfied with getting a need