Originally Posted by rmartin65
Thanks for chiming in BL.
I think Cooper will have more impact than anyone else available at 32. Like I said above- If there are no holes/time for the offense, then the skill players cant do anything. By building the line, we are upgrading both the line and the skill positions.
I think Ansah would follow the same pattern as Mercilus- spot duty this year, then push for a starting spot the next. Ansah's ceiling is much, much higher than Mercilus'.
I like Connor Vernon, but I dont think he has number 1 potential. We have a lot of 2's and 3's on the roster already, we need to start trying to find someone who can be THE guy once AJ is gone.
If we trade up using Tate, we should probably spend a late pick on a RB. I am not opposed to to the idea at all.
You know how much a fan of Fiedo I am. I would have no qualms about doing a switcheroo, but this early in the draft season it is more interesting (to me, at least) to throw out some new names.
Tried to grasp my arms around Coop (reminds me of Newton) so how different are they really (Texans drafted Newton in 7th #214 overall)? Newton could be heck of a RG too, with proven NFL RT experience & development. I would be more than willing to reach a little @ OT to upgrade edge w/bellcow tackle, Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin.
In regards to drafting another high ceiling developmental OLB I just can't buy that either after working through last years draft & taking Mercilus in the first. I understand your mock is contingent on Barwin walking but on what grounds? His contract worth has dropped based on production to the cap value Texans can stomach & Connor would be wise to accept, re-opens second.
Is it reasonable to expect a #1 WR later in the draft especially end of the 4th rd.? The player must have something significant that drops his stock, including baggage, to give 31 NFL teams to pass him by 140 picks or whatever, plus to replace Andre is going to be very difficult anyway with all the pressure & comparisons. If you want a #1 your best bet is the first rd. maybe trade up or just get damn lucky. Vernon is not a #1 but he is more than capable set of new hands to help solidify a bunch of unproven WR's, hint, hint.
Other than that love your picks & insight in player evaluation.