Originally Posted by beerlover
First: Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State 6'1" 217
Texans like their CB's big & physical so Rhodes sure qualifies. Could also switch over to FS down the road.
Second: D.J. Flucker, RT, Alabama 6'6" 335
Right tackle only prospect, allows Newton to move back into swing role & rotate. Physical run dominante road grader to help solidify right side (careful how you say his name).
Third: Kyle Long, LG, Oregon 6'7" 312
Wade Smith replacement after next season. Son of Howie Long, he plays like his dad with an attitude, high ceiling LG prospect. In short a beast.
Third (comp): Kiko Alonso, ILB/OLB, Oregon 6'3" 242
Going with what I know, Ducks, three down LB who can kick inside or play some OLB. Smart, instinctive, with good range in coverage, blitz & run support. How about some Latino love from Amigo's?
Fourth: Connor Vernon, WR, Duke 6'0" 200
Well rounded, with surprising athletic ability to get open. Also excellent route runner, heady & willing blocker. Think Kevin Walter with speed.
Fifth: Spencer Ware, RB LSU 5'11" 225
Great size/speed combo to replace Tate (likely to be shopped) maintaining much needed depth behind Foster to keep him healthy.
Fifth (comp): Anthony White, NT, Michigan State 6'2" 330
Later than I would like to address nose, but expect Cody to resign on the cheap & Texans picked up Terrell McClain as well have David Hunter stashed away.
Sixth: Nick Kasa, TE, Colorado 6'5 & 5/8" 260
Texans are good @ finding great value for position. Texans are also a bit undersized for position & might benefit from a big body they can mold.
Sixth (comp): Ryan Allen, Punter, Louisiana Tech 6'2" 215
Donnie Jones has been solid but why not bring a big time leg into camp to compete for job next off season? Allen leads nation in punting average 48.04 per pop.
Seventh: Michael Mauti, ILB/OLB, Penn State 6'2" 240
History of knee injury's hurts his draft stock, however if he can get with a team like Texans with excellent medical & rehab facilities he has a chance on returning & contributing both on special teams & provide depth on defense.
I like Rhodes and I think I mocked him to us in the first in those way too early mocks we did...
I need to watch more of him though as I want to see if he has the skill set to play in the slot. Because if we take him and he can't then JJo or Kareem may bump inside, and I don't know if that's best.
Fluker is a big boy. I need to see how he moves...
Depending on how Newton finishes out the year this may or may not be a dire need.
I can see a guard being taken there and caldwell being let go. Kind of big for a guard...Tall I mean...But if he plays low it doesn't matter.
Don't know much about the ILB but it's a need...
WR...OK...I'm fine with that...Does he have any shot at making the roster though...don't know much about that player...what is he good at?
I didn't like the Spencer Ware pick when I first looked at it and even started explaining why...but as I was typing I realized that he could be a perfect addition to the team...Not flashy, but solid. Tough runner. Could play special teams and just be a solid guy if needed.
I think Grimes is a better player than he is, but if Tate or Forsett aren't here next year Ware could be a good back up or third RB for us.
Again...don't know much about the player, but NT is a need...Need to see some clips of him.
Same thing for the TE.
Mauti is another guy I mocked for us in those way too early mocks...I like him a lot.