Originally Posted by beerlover
Not a big fan of first two picks for this team (Texans). Value wise they're fine, very good in fact but very hard for me to project , one @ OLB other NT......
Why do you have Jenkins ahead of Marvin Jones?
Like the pairing technique, once again OL which does hit the mark 4th/5th.
then special teams, depth @ RB.
more than anything shows your organized, categorization strong & understand team weaknesses.
I think Perry has the speed and quickness to play the OLB very well and I like the size he brings to the position. One thing about Mario at OLB I really liked was the size he brought to the position, he wasn't going to get man handled by an OT or run over by a RB that decides to turn the play and cut it outside. I know Perry isn't the same size as Mario but I think Perry's size along with his speed and quickness bode well for him at OLB. I also really like Thompson for many of the same reasons, his size is great, brings more beef to the line than Cody. Thompson has great strength, handles the double teams well because he can get low and anchors well but also has the lateral agility to play the run and get pressure on the QB when needed.
Jenkins vs. Jones, I used Walters Consensus Rankings http://www.walterfootball.com/draft2012consensusWR.php
that uses 4 of the best draft sources for an average of ranking players. I really like them both, very similar players, though Jenkins is faster. I think Jones could go in the 3rd but our 4a pick is very high in the 4th round.
The pairing wasn't intentional it just worked out that way. Defense getting the early but fewer picks and offense getting the mid and later round pick but more of them was intentional. Defense got us to the playoffs last season and I don't want to lose that by concentrating on offense only this year. I think the spread works well for both sides of the ball.
I like Bolden for his pass catching ability, Kubiak likes players that can do more than one thing well. He's not that fast but he runs with some power and he's a whole lot cheaper than Ward. The Texans are in the process of trying to save some money.