Originally Posted by Wolf6151
1. Fluker, boy this is a toughy and RT is the biggest question mark on the team. It all depends on if you think Newton has what it takes to be the future at RT and own the position for years to come. Fluker would definitely anchor the RT spot and allow Newton to be a swing OT. I keep flip flopping on the Newton at RT issue, and still not sure. Fluker is a good pick though.
2. Floyd, I like the player but see him more as a DE in our 3-4, or as a 4-3 UT, more so than a 3-4 NT. He would add some flexibility to our D-line though. Maybe if he can add a little bulk/muscle without losing his speed/athleticism he'd be a good pick. How well can he anchor against a double team?
3. Long, I've heard the name batted around a little but not familiar with the player. This pick only makes sense if we lose Barwin to FA. I still think we get a discount on Barwin and he stays but honestly it's 50/50 at this time.
3b. Stills, I like the player but think the position should be addressed earlier. If still available he'd be a good pick.
4. Borland, tough undersized guy, seems like a Sharpton clone. I fear he's to small to take on OG and OT in the running game.
5. Millard, great player and fills a need but it seems a bit early for a FB.
5b. Long, I'm not familiar with the player but I love the position filled and the round selected. If he's willing to work and give 100% effort I'm sure the Texans would find room for him.
6. Sharp, I've had him in the 6th on some of my mocks as well and really like the idea of upgrading at P and getting an extra K in the process. I like the versatility.
7. Armstrong, I've been thinking about this guy as a late round pick as well but I'd put him on the practice squad and move him to play ILB. He's great against the run but very limited in pass coverage and with his athleticism I think he'd have a very good future at ILB.
Overall, not bad. I'd probably pick a larger ILB to stand up to the pounding the position takes but overall it's not bad.
Thanks for the feedback!!!
1. Fluker is the kind of guy you can slot into the RT can be happy with. Big, strong athletic. As I said, its not a knock on Newton, he just may not be starting caliber. There is no shame in being a swing tackle. Butler did an admirable job in the role for a few years. Newton could do the same.
2. Yeah, Floyd seems to be one of the picks that isn't popular. I may need to rethink this one.
3. I have actually entertained the notion of switching Barwin to DE due to his bigger size and having him rotate with Smith. Then when SMith is cut, Barwin becomes a starter. He is solid against the run and can provide pass rush ability. Perhaps his weight gain and less then productive start is a blessing in disguise?
3. There is certainly an argument to be made that WR should be addressed earlier. Whom would you suggest and in what round?
4. I see Borland as a tough hard working, high motor guy. Having a guy like that in the middle of the D is usually never a bad idea. But yeah, size is definitely pushing him down.
5. Perhaps, but may need to go in the fifth before he is grabbed in the 6th elsewhere.
5. Thats the thing about him. You dont walk on at Nebraska, become a starter, and then become recognized by the Big 10 unless you are doing something well. Just having him on the team might inspire others who are beginning to coast to get their butts back in the gym.
6. A lot of people haven't liked this one, but I agree with you. ST is a third of the game. The Texans got a great kicker last year, now get a great Punter and have a little versatility.
7. That's an interesting idea. Ray Ray as an ILB. He'd need to add some weight, but that could be an interesting move for him.